Students, faculty and staff from Palm Beach State at Boca Raton have library privileges at both Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton) and Palm Beach State College's libraries.


FAU (Boca Raton) Library Privileges

  • Check out books at the FAU Boca campus library
  • Check out videos at the FAU Media Center
  • Access the reserve catalog and check out reserve material
  • Order books through Interlibrary Loan
  • Renew FAU materials online
  • Use electronic resources (like databases and e-journals) while in the FAU Boca campus library. These resources may NOT be accessed from off-campus.


Palm Beach State College Library Privileges

  • Check out books at any Palm Beach State campus library
  • Order books through Interlibrary Loan
  • Renew Palm Beach State materials online
  • Use electronic resources (like databases and e-journals) BOTH in the library and from off-campus locations
  • Receive library instruction for individuals or classes.  


Frequently Asked Questions


Request Library Instruction or a Reference Consultation

Faculty from Palm Beach State at Boca Raton may request instruction for their classes in the use of the FAU Library's resources and services:

Instruction Request Form
Students, faculty and staff from Palm Beach State at Boca Raton may request an individual consultation with a reference librarian:

Reference Consultation Form
You may also contact Lyn LaVigne, Library Instruction Coordinator, at (561) 297-4318 or call the Reference office at (561) 297-3780.


FAU Library

An FAU Library card is needed to borrow books from the library.

  • Present your Palm Beach State library card or a current fee schedule to the FAU Circulation Desk—you will be given a short form to fill out and will receive a free FAU Library Card.
  • Library cards must be updated every semester.
  • Palm Beach State South students may get an OWL Card at the OWLCard Center (University Center, Room 129; Mon.– Fri. 8:00am – 4:45pm), but this is not mandatory.
  • A current fee schedule is needed and cost is $10.00. An Owl Card is good as long as you are enrolled at Palm Beach State-South.
  • The FAU OWL Card serves as a library card, with the added advantage that it can be used to pay for printing and copying.
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