General Information For Borrowers

Borrower Privileges


  • FAU Faculty, Students (currently enrolled) and Staff will need to have a valid FAU Owl Card, which serves as the library card at the FAU Libraries.

  • Our database licenses only give ACTIVE students, staff or faculty remote access (i.e. off campus) to our Electronic Resources. The FAU Libraries set up the “Borrower Privileges” page to help guide our patrons in finding information on the type of resources that they can access based on their current status. Remote access is listed under "Off Campus Connect".

  • State University System Faculty, Students (currently enrolled) and Staff will need to have a valid University ID from their home institution.
  • FAU alumni will need to show current Alumni Association membership card.
  • Palm Beach State College Faculty, Students (currently enrolled) and Staff will need to present a valid Panther card.
  • Faculty, Students (currently enrolled) and Staff of the Florida College System will need to present a valid College ID card from their home institution and proof of employment or enrollment.
  • Patrons from participating SEFLIN institutions must present a current SEFLIN One Card from their home library before obtaining an FAU library card.
  • Friends of FAU Libraries have privileges to most library services as explained in the Categories of Memberships. Please consult with Access Service staff or Library Administration, if you have questions.
  • Patrons participating in Special Programs, Courses and Seminars may be eligible for borrowing privileges when special arrangements have been made with the FAU Libraries. Please inquire at the Service Desk or the Administrative Office on the appropriate campus. 

Last modified at 08/09/2022 - 15:37 PM