SINC Sites are public computer labs that allow users to access both Windows & Mac computers. SINC Sites provide printing services and access to numerous academic software titles. These computer labs are located in a majority of the academic buildings on campus and have scheduled open hours.
Did you know that SINC is an acronym for Students In Need of Computers? The name SINC Site was coined years ago when the first lab opened and historically stood for for Stony Brook Instructional Network Computers.There are now a total of 17 SINC Sites on campus as listed to the left. In addition to the TLT-managed SINC Sites, there are student group study areas known as CoLA's, the Print from Anywhere service, plus other computer labs on campus in the Health Sciences Center and Residential Computing Centers.
The Main Library, Union, Engineering SINC Sites plus the Central & North Reading Rooms are always open for public use only; there are no classes held in these SINC Sites. All other SINC Sites allow classes to be scheduled in them. Be sure to check our posted hours before heading to your favorite SINC Site.
This is the normal operating schedule for Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter Semesters.
Based on availability and demand, we offer special schedules during finals weeks, breaks, holidays and intersession. We'll post upcoming changes to our SINC Site schedule here
The Virtual SINC Site provides a way for students, faculty, and staff members to access site-licensed, academic software titles directly from their personal computers from either on or off campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students can also use the Virtual SINC Site to access the Print From Anywhere service using any device or operating system.
All registered Stony Brook students can print 140 pages a week (Monday - Sunday) in the SINC Sites, Health Sciences Library, and Residential Computing Centers or by using the Print From Anywhere service. Funding for student printing comes from the Student Technology Fee. Stony Brook uses the Pharos system to manage printing.
In order to print, send print jobs to the print queue from a SINC Site computer, or from a personal computer using the Print From Anywhere software, web browser, or email. Students need their Stony Brook University ID card to release their print jobs.
Knowledgeable student employees are available to assist users with SINC Site computer and software issues in the Main Library SINC Site (Room S1460), the North Reading Room CoLA (2nd floor), during open lab hours in other SINC Sites and on our Help Line @ (631) 632-9602.