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Access Services Department



FAU Libraries Access Service Department

Building 3, LY 132 First Floor West Wing
Boca Raton Campus

Desk Phone:
(561) 297-6911


OWL Card In After 10PM FAQs

After 10 Owl Card In

1. What is a valid OWL Card?

The OWL Card is the official photo ID card issued to FAU Students, Faculty, and Staff through an OWL Card Center. OWL cards are valid if they are active and current. You may obtain an OWL Card through .

2. What is a valid PantherCard?

The PantherCard is the official photo ID card of Palm Beach State College Students, Faculty, and Staff. To obtain a PantherCard visit:

3. What if I don’t have my OWL Card/PantherCard with me?

A library staff member may permit your entrance pending a review of your credentials. You must present a valid, government-issued photo ID. Only current students, faculty, and staff will be permitted to enter the building.

4. Do I really even need my OWL Card/PantherCard if I can get in the building without it?

Yes. Library staff reserve the right to restrict entrance to the building without proper credentials. Library staff may limit the number of entrances without a valid OWL Card/PantherCard. 

5. What if I don’t have my OWL Card/Panther Card OR a valid photo ID?

You are welcome to return with a valid OWL Card, PantherCard, or a valid photo ID?

6. What if I lost my OWL Card/PantherCard OR have never been issued one?

OWL Cards may be obtained through an OWL Card Center

PantherCards may be obtained through Palm Beach State College

7. I have two OWL Cards. Will both work?

Only one OWL Card is permitted per user. Under no circumstances should you have two.

8. Can I use my friend’s ID?

No. Passing off or transferring cards to allow others to enter the building is strictly prohibited.

9. Are guests permitted to enter the building after 10:00 p.m.?

Visitors are welcome during normal operating hours. After 10:00 p.m. the S.E. Wimberly Library is only accessible to FAU Students, Faculty, and Staff as well as Palm Beach State College Students, Faculty, and Staff.

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