Fall 2021 Semester

What to know

Florida Atlantic University and the FAU Libraries continue to carefully reopen with the health and safety of the FAU community as our number one priority.  This page will continue to be updated with the most important updates for operations and services from the FAU Libraries as we look forward to a full on-campus experience for the Fall 2021 semester.  

Fall Hours and Service Adjustments - August 20, 2021
New Video Conferencing Rooms - August 26, 2021


Ask a Librarian

Expert research assistance is available through text, chat, email, or phone.  Click here to reach out for assistance or click the red pop-out banner on any of our web pages.  

Book Returns and Due Dates

We have resumed normal due dates for borrowed items.  Click here for borrower privileges.  Contact lycirc@fau.edu or 561-297-6911 for more information.

Borrow Materials

Our stacks are now open.  Materials can still be checked out online from the Wimberly Library by students, faculty, and staff from FAU and Palm Beach State.  There is a maximum of 10 items per day per person.  Please fill out this form to request materials.  

Computer Labs

All computer labs in the Wimberly Library and Jupiter Library are open.  This includes the Alumni Alcove in the west wing, the computers in the east wing of the Wimberly Library, and the second-floor computer lab.  In Jupiter, this includes the PCs on the library's first floor, as well as the 24/7 computer lab adjacent to the library. 

Review Open Computer Labs around campus.

Course Reserves

Course reserve items can be accessed via the service desk.


All in-person exhibits are currently closed.  Please visit our current online exhibit, Erase Hate. 

Federal Depository Library Program

Virtual assistance is available to all depository patrons by contacting govinfo@fau.edu or calling 561-297-3788. Virtual office hours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays, https://library.fau.edu/virtual-office-hours.

GIS Corner

There are four workstations available in the GIS Corner.  Please make sure to wipe down the area before and after use.  For assistance please email govinfo@fau.edu or call 561-297-3788 (Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00).  Virtual office hours are available on Wednesdays.   

Government Information and Maps

Assistance from Government Information and Maps Department staff is available virtually and in person during regular office hours. Please email govinfo@fau.edu or call 561-297- 3788 for assistance. Virtual office hours are available Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Interlibrary Loan

Physical materials located at the Boca Campus Wimberly Library and Jupiter Campus Library are available for paging by FAU and PBSC students, staff, and faculty at this link. You may request up to 20 items per day. All physical materials will be placed in our new 24/7 contactless locker delivery system and will be available for pickup for 24 hours.

We are happy to announce that we are again able to process Interlibrary Loan requests for physical materials in addition to electronically delivered book chapters and articles.  Please visit https://fau.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/Logon.html

Uborrow is also now available for requesting materials from participating libraries within Florida's state University/College library system.

Please contact us at lyill@fau.edu or 561.297.0563 during Library operating hours for any questions or concerns.

Jaffe Center for Book Arts

The Jaffe Center Book Arts Studios is open by appointment only, Monday -Friday 10 am - 4 pm.    For information about online events please visit http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/jaffe.htm.  For information on research or course support please email jcutrone@fau.edu.

On-Demand Workshops and Tutorials

We have several on-demand workshops and tutorials available to help with using library materials or research.  Visit all on-demand workshops and tutorials here.

Recorded Sound Archives

Access to online materials can be found at https://rsa.fau.edu/.  To contact the RSA please visit https://rsa.fau.edu/contact-us.

Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm with appointments strongly encouraged, with appointments strongly encouraged. Access to online materials is found at https://library.fau.edu/special-collections.  Please email vthur@fau.edu for research and course support or to make an appointment.

Virtual Office Hours

We've launched informal, online consultations with library staff or subject specialists.  Library staff and faculty are available to answer questions, provide guidance, and assist with research.  Some appointments are required.    



What time do the libraries open?

Wimberly Library

Monday - Thursday 7:40 am - Midnight
Friday​​ 7:40 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 6 pm 
Sunday 12 pm - 12 am

Jupiter Campus Library

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed

HBOI Library

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm with Owl Card
Saturday & Sunday Closed

These times are subject to change.  For an up-to-date list of operating hours please visit our website

Who can access the library buildings?

Access is open to the public, FAU, and Palm Beach State students.  Members of the FAU & PBSC community will be required to swipe their campus ID card for access.  Please follow these links for information on the Owl Card or Panther Card. 

PBSC students, faculty, and staff will need to fill out this form to gain access to the Wimberly Library and authorization to check out materials.  You should receive confirmation within 1 business day.  For questions please contact lycirc@fau.edu.     

Do I have to wear a face-covering while in the library?

In accordance with the FAU policy, "wearing of face coverings is now expected while on campus.

How can I get help remotely?

There are many ways you can connect with library faculty and staff for assistance.  Ask a Librarian is available to chat, text, or email.  You can connect directly with library staff or a subject specialist during Virtual Office Hours.  Click on the red pop-out banner on any web page to chat directly with a librarian.

What spaces are available in the library?

All floors are now open for access. Requests for materials can be made online and will be delivered via a low/no contact process.

Are food and drinks allowed in the library?


Can I check out a study room?

We will have a very limited number of group study rooms available for the fall semester.  These will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Can I still access the online resources and services?

Absolutely!  Whether you are on campus or learning from a distance we have many services and resources available online.  Visit Lib2Go for a full listing of all our remote services and resources.  For a guide on remote services and resources visit here.  We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to continue to utilize the online services and resources.

Palm Beach State College students, faculty, and staff should refer to the Palm Beach State College website for remote access to databases.  

What technology is available to check out? 

There are a limited number of laptops available to FAU students for short-term loans.  Students requesting laptop loans due to financial hardship must fill out   All requests for a laptop loan due to financial hardship must be submitted via the link found on this page.

My exam requires LockDown Browser and a webcam to take an exam.  Is that available in the library? 

Yes, the computers in the Wimberly and Jupiter Library have been enabled with webcams and LockDown Browser so you can take your exams at the library during library hours  


Can the general public enter our buildings?

Yes, the general public can access our facilities during limited times.  When approaching the gates please notify the Service Desk you are a member of the public and you will be granted entry.  You will also need to notify the service desk when you leave to open the gates.

We are open to the public at the following times:

Monday - Thursday 8 am-9 pm
Friday 8 am-6 pm
Saturday 10:30 am-6 pm
Sunday Noon-9 pm


Can a member of the public access electronic resources from the FAU Libraries?

Our agreements with all vendors do not allow remote access to electronic resources to anyone who does not have an FAU NetID.

Can the public access our government documents and maps?

You may reach us by email at govinfo@fau.edu or phone by calling 561-297-3788 during regular library hours for assistance.

Can the public access Special Collections?

While our Special Collections and Archives spaces are currently open for walk-ins, we strongly recommend making an appointment.  Please contact us at lysca@fau.edu or 561-297-2843.  Access to online materials is found at https://library.fau.edu/special-collections, and at our finding aids https://archives.library.fau.edu/.



Last modified at 08/26/2021 - 09:19 AM