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Owl Card Use in the Library


Library Cards

Your Owl Card is your library card and enables you to borrow library materials and access online electronic databases and journals from off-campus.  The card must be activated at the Circulation Desk.  This is a one-time procedure that takes less than a minute and is done in person for the protection of the cardholder.  Go to the Owl Card Services page for more information on its uses on campus. 

Distance Learning students may obtain their Owl Card by completing an online form and may activate their library card by calling (561) 297-6911, or emailing lycirc@fau.edu, although if possible the card should be activated in person.  The Owl Card also may be used for printing and photocopying in the library (see below).

Photocopying and Printing

To make photocopies and to print from the Libraries' PCs and microform readers, patrons need their Owl Card with money on it or purchase a Visitor Card from Cash to Card Machines located throughout campus and in any FAU library.  Visitor Cards cost $1.00 and have no value on them.  You may add money to both the Owl Card and the Visitor Card at these same Cash to Card Machines.  Both cards also can be used in the Campus Bookstore and other locations to purchase items. Visit the FAU Business Services' Visitor Card page for more information. The Cash to Card Machines page has their campus locations and additional information.

Please note that some photocopy machines may accept cash at a higher cost per copy.  Current charges for copies and printing in the library are as follows:


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