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Reference and Instructional Services Department


FAU Libraries Reference and Instructional Services Department

Building LY3, 1st Floor East
Boca Raton Campus

Reference Office Phone:
(561) 297-3785

E-mail: lyref@fau.edu

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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.

Reference Assistance

Ask a LibrarianNeed 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 e-mail

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, and SearchWiSE.

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.

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 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 Literature 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.

PCs and ScannersPrinters & 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 Bookstore.

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.

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