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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 email@example.com with any issues, comments, or suggestions.
Internet & WiFi Access
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.
Registration of Guest's Computing Devices - If guest's are bring laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. that will require internet access, then these devices must be registered in Brookhaven National Lab's (BNL) Network Access Registration database in order to access the internet at BNL.
Registering your computer device can be done via the device's web browser upon first connecting to Brookhaven Lab's network.
Registering your computer devices can be done via the device's web browser upon first connecting to BNL's network. However, the registration process will require that all guests have an active BNL account. If none is available, a temporary username and password can be generated and sent to the guest via a text message to their mobile device, which can be used to register their devices.
Note, registered devices will be able to access BNL's Wireless Network for two weeks. Please contact your event coordinator if your devices require the registration to last longer.
For Guests who Cannot Receive Text Messages - If guests do not have the ability to get text messages or cannot receive text messages on their mobile devices, because they are in buildings or other spots on campus without a strong wireless signal where they are unable to receive the text, then a event coordinator can create a temporary username and password them.
The event coordinator will be considered the point of contact for all temporary user accounts they create.
Note, this username and password combination will only work for 48 hours, so please tell your guest to log in to register their devices as soon as possible. Registered devices will be able to access BNL's Wireless Network for two weeks.
If you still experience issues, please contact your event coordinator for assistance.
Access to Brookhaven Lab
When you arrive at Brookhaven Lab's main gate, please inform the guard you are attending the "P5 Town Hall Meeting on the Future of High Energy Physics 2023" event. Note, you may be requested to check in at the security trailer or you maybe directed to go to Police Headquarters if it's after normal business hours.
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 offsite telephone or cell phone and extension x4636 (INFO) from an onsite Brookhaven Lab telephone.
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.