About Special Collections & University Archives
Stony Brook University Libraries is the largest academic research library system on Long Island and maintains membership in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a non-profit consortium of 125 distinguished libraries in North America. The collections and services offered by the libraries are central to the academic success of students and facilitate the scholarship produced by world-renowned faculty and visiting scholars. Stony Brook University's collections of rare maps, atlases, manuscripts, and books comprise the largest repository of archival materials in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Special Collections and University Archives is the steward of these distinctive primary source materials.