General Lab Information

Brookhaven Lab Information


Food at Brookhaven Lab

All food services associated with the cafeteria at Berkner Hall (Building 488) are closed. However, micro-marts in the lobbies of Building 400, 911 and 740 are open 24-hours with ready-to-eat food and beverage options. View Food Options

Food Delivery Guidelines: Please refer to the following food service web page that will provide information on how these food external delivery services will work and other available food options.

The Laboratory is operating a pilot program to bring food trucks on site for lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Berkner (Bldg. 488), with a variety of cuisine throughout the month. Below you can find the schedule. Please note variations weekly due to holiday and weather considerations.

For guests arriving on site afterhours, the Guest, User, Visitor Center provides a list of restaurants and off site food in the local area. Individuals or groups can also order food to be delivered by external businesses or through apps such as GrubHub or DoorDash. However, individuals who do not have or use food delivery phone apps may prefer to have their own rental car.

Vending Service Machines are located in high population areas throughout the site. Machines located in the Post Office, Building 179 and the Research Support Building, Building 400 are available 24-hours 7 days per week. A small eating area and microwave oven are also provided at these locations. Overnight guests can prepare these items in the dorms and apartments, where they have access to full kitchens.

Guests planning to be on site without vehicles for more than a day or two can also take advantage of the Lab's shopping shuttle service, which runs on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, dropping off and picking up at Southport Plaza Shopping Center in Shirley. There, they can buy groceries at the Stop & Shop supermarket, and other necessities at Kohl's department store and more than 30 other stores.

Please contact Guest Services at (631) 344-8436 or email popovici@bnl.gov with any issues, comments, or suggestions.

Computer Access

Three computer terminals are located in Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488) for internet access or accessing your email. You may also use the local network jacks to connect your own laptop as well.

If attendees bring laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. that will require internet access during the workshop, then these devices must be registered in Brookhaven Lab's Network Access Registration database in order to access the internet at Brookhaven Lab.

Show Access Instructions

Registering your computer device can be done via the device's web browser upon first connecting to Brookhaven Lab's network.

However, the registration process will require Brookhaven Lab Active Directory Credentials or in the event that you do not have an active Brookhaven Lab or guest account, a temporary user name and password can be generated and sent to them via a text message to your mobile device, which you will use to register your devices.

If you still experience connection problems, please contact your workshop coordinator for assistance.

Faxing Documents

Fax machines are located in Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488) for those who require faxing services. The phone number for Berkner Hall's fax machine is 631-344-5568.

Access to Brookhaven Lab

Non-U.S. citizens must complete the Brookhaven Lab (BNL) Guest Form—in addition to the event registration form—and be approved in the BNL Guest Information System (GIS) to attend this workshop in-person or remotely.

If you have a current BNL Appointment and a valid BNL Guest Number or you have a pending BNL Guest Registration (GR) Number, it is not necessary to complete the additional Brookhaven Lab Guest Form again.

All visitors to the Laboratory 16 and older must bring photo-identification. View Requirements

Weather Conditions at Brookhaven Lab

Please always dress accordingly. If there is very inclement weather, please check the Brookhaven Lab homepage for possible delayed opening or closing information. You may also call 1-631-344-4636 (INFO) from any off-site telephone or cell phone and extension x4636 (INFO) from an on-site Brookhaven Lab telephone.