SINC Sites


Many programs are available from your own computer via the

Virtual SINC Site 



What is a SINC Site?

SINC Sites (Students In Need of Computers) 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. 

Students In Need of Computers

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 Stony Brook Instructional Network Computers. There are  a total of  5 public SINC Sites . Plus DoIT has PC's, scanners & printers located in the Melville Library Reading Rooms & HSC Commons.   In addition to the DoIT - managed SINC Sites, we also support the Print from Anywhere service.

Other computer labs on campus can be found in the Residential Computing Centers.

The LAPTOP LOAN PROGRAM for students, provided in partnership by University Libraries and Division of Information Technology will offer more opportunities for your computer needs.

Lab and Printer Locations

Find the nearest computer lab, SINC Site, Tech Station or Printer Release Stations.

Computer Lab Map

Virtual SINC Site

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.


More About the Virtual SINC Site

Student Printing In SINC Sites

All registered Stony Brook students have a semester long quota of ~1500 pages (75 credit) 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 softwareweb browseror email. Students need their Stony Brook University ID card to release their print jobs.

Print From Anywhere Service

The Print From Anywhere service allows students to send print jobs to the SINC Site Print Queue from their own computers. Members of the campus community with an active Pharos account can send their print jobs to the Print From Anywhere Queue from mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) as well as computers via web browser, and email.  When on campus, students can print to the Pharos Printer from their own machine once they install the Print From Anywhere client (software)

Getting Help

The Division of Information Technology provides support on all of our services. If you require assistance please submit a support ticket through the IT Service Management system.

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