The dielectric properties of bulk single crystal SrTiO3 (STO) are studied in the temperature range 30–300 K, under dc field 0–10 kV/cm at 1.0 kHz and in the frequency range 0.3–2.0 GHz. Two sets of circular disk shaped parallel plate resonators have been fabricated and tested experimentally. In the first set thin YBa2Cu3O7 films have been epitaxially grown on both surfaces of  STO disks. In the second set, three crystal orientations of SrTiO3 , , and  have been used to make parallel-plate resonators with evaporated Cu/Ti electrodes. No peculiarities in field dependent dielectric permittivity are detected for STO with smaller densities of impurities. For samples with larger impurity densities double loop hysteresis is observed in the dc field dependent permittivity. For all orientations the losses are minimum at temperatures about 50–55 K. The losses at microwave frequencies increase with the applied dc field regardless of the orientation of the STO crystal. At relatively high dc fields (depending on the temperature) the losses start decreasing slightly. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.