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Building 3, LY First Floor East
Boca Raton Campus

Reference Desk Phone:
(561) 297-3785

Reference Office Phone:
(561) 297-3780

E-mail: lyref@fau.edu

Information Services for FAU Students & Affiliates

FacebookYouTubeTwitterThe Reference and Instructional Services Department provides assistance with using the FAU Libraries' collections to the FAU community and the students and faculty at the Palm Beach State College - Boca Raton campus.  We will also provide these services to public patrons who visit the library.


Reference Assistance

Ask a LibrarianNeed help finding information? We can assist by recommending books, journal articles, and databases.  Visit the Reference Desk at FAU - Boca Raton campus library in Building 3, First Floor East, or call (561) 297-3785. 

Online help is available through Ask a Librarian, with assistance available via chat, text, and by e-mail

Students and affiliates at FAU's partner campus may also visit the FAU Libraries at other campuses for assistance.


Tutorials & Webcasts

Tutorials & Webcasts are online "how-to" guides to using library resources and are available 24/7. Topics include using the library catalog and databases such as SciFinder, Business & Company Research Center and RefWorks.

Instructors of FAU & PBSC - Boca Raton Campus are welcomed to assign these to students or post their URLs onto course management systems.


Library Instruction & Orientation

See the department's Information Literacy and Instructional Services page to request a library instruction session for a class or information.

Library Instruction SessionFaculty members may now request a LibGuide for Boca Raton classes without scheduling an instructional session.

For in-depth research or information needs, request an individual research consultation with a librarian.

Learn about various library resources!  Workshops cover library databases, research topics and Microsoft Office software. Visit the workshop page to see scheduled workshops.


Computers, Printing & Copying

Computers on the first floor east of the library are equipped with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and internet access. Bringing a Flash drive to save information is highly recommended.  See the Computer Software page for technical specifics and locations.

PCs and ScannersPrinters & Copying.  The first floor east has a laser jet printer, color printer, and a copier which operate on a pay-per-use basis. Use your Owl Card to print; PBSC students and public patrons can use cash to purchase an FAU Visitor Card for $1.00 from any Cash to Card Machine in the library. Use cash to add credits to the Owl Card and to use selected copiers in the building.

To fax documents and for advanced printing tasks (such as posters, lamination, or high-volume copies), please visit the Copy Center.  It is located on the southwest end of the Breezeway, between the Starbucks and FAU Bookstore.

Scanners are available for public and student use in the 1st Floor East Reference computing area.  Bring your USB/Flash memory device to save your documents.

Need to print from a laptop?  Current FAU students with laptops or web-enabled mobile devices can use FAU Online Printing Service while in the library.


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