About the FAU Libraries

The Florida Atlantic University Libraries serve more than 30,000 students in Boca Raton, Jupiter, Harbor Branch, Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, and Davie and students from Palm Beach State College (Boca Raton Campus). The FAU Libraries’ vision is student-focused with an emphasis on engagement across the University and the broader community. Over 950,000 people visit the FAU Libraries annually – enough to fill the Florida Atlantic Football stadium 32 times!

While access to scholarly materials in all formats to meet the instructional, scholarly, and research needs of Florida Atlantic students, faculty, and staff remains foundational, the Libraries also consistently focus on new and enhanced in-person and virtual services. The Libraries are committed to student success and offer the space and resources for research and study for the FAU community.

The Libraries have prioritized working collaboratively with the University community on a Top 100/R1 research initiative that includes highly library-engaged campuses and the broader community. FAU Libraries house approximately 3.7 million items and provide access to over 80,000 electronic journals, nearly 500 databases, and a growing collection of e-books and streaming videos. The Libraries house many distinctive collections, including artists’ books, sound recordings, print music, rare books and manuscripts, and University Archives. The Digital Library creates online collections from unique materials housed in Special Collections and University Archives and serves as the University's repository for the intellectual output produced on campus. 

The Libraries’ Senior Leadership Team (consisting of the Dean of Libraries, Associate and Assistant Deans, Director of Information Technology Services, and Director of the John D. MacArthur Campus Library), in collaboration with the Libraries’ Leadership Team (consisting of the Libraries’ unit heads) discuss and make collective administrative decisions which support the Libraries’ mission:

As leaders at Florida Atlantic University, we connect people to knowledge and global communities of learning across time and space. Reimagining services and spaces, we enable users to explore, collaborate, educate, and create in their journey toward academic excellence and lifelong learning.

Last modified at 03/07/2024 - 08:43 AM