Information Services for
FAU Students & Affiliates
The 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.
Need help finding information? We can assist by recommending books, journal articles,
and databases. Visit the Reference Office at the 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
Students and affiliates at FAU's partner campuses 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, 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 for information.
Faculty 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 APA citation style. Visit the workshop page to
see scheduled workshops.
Literature Searches & Literature Reviews for Affiliates
Library faculty may provide literature searches or literature reviews for FAU faculty by request
(Boca Raton campus only). For more information or to make a request, see the
Search & Literature Review Policy for Affiliated Users.
Computers, Printing & Copying
Computers on the 1st Floor East and West sides 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.
Printers & Copying. The first floor east has
a color/BW laser jet printer, and a printer/copier which operate on a
pay-per-use basis. Printers/copiers are also available on first floor west, as well
as all public floors of the library. Use your Owl Card,
FAU Net ID, or guest account to print, and add funds to your Print account using cash, debit or credit card. See the new FAU Printing Services website for more printing information.
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 Starbucks and FAU
Scanners are available for public and student use in the 1st Floor
East Reference computing area, and in the Alumni Alcove computer area,
located on 1st Floor West. Bring your USB/Flash memory device to
save your documents, email or send to the "Cloud."
Need to print from a laptop?
You may print from a laptop or web-enabled mobile device using your Owl
Card, FAU Net ID or guest account through the FAU Printing Service.