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This department provides article delivery and short-term loans to the FAU Community from a vast network of libraries and document suppliers on a local, state, national, and international basis.

interlibrary loans

FAU and Palm Beach State College students, staff, and faculty may place Interlibrary Loan requests for physical materials as well as electronically-delivered book chapters and articles.

The Interlibrary Loan office will continue to offer the low-contact delivery system for both ILL's and UBorrows on the Boca Campus. For UBorrow requests, please choose Locker Pickup - BOCA ONLY as your pickup location when you place the request. For ILL requests, you will need to update your user information on your ILL Account by changing your FAU campus delivery location to Boca Locker Pickup.

For more information on requesting items, please click here.

Paging / Local hold requests

All FAU Boca Library paging requests are handled by Access Services. You may find their eForm here. For any questions, please contact Access Services at or call 561.297.6911 for more information.

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Use Interlibrary Loan services to:

  • Retrieve FAU Materials from other campuses
  • Request materials from other State University Libraries via UBorrow
  • Request Articles and Book Chapters
  • Request loan of items not owned by FAU
  • Distance Learners can have both FAU materials and ILL loans shipped directly to their location

How much money have I saved by using Interlibrary Loan?

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Over the last five years, the ILL Department has saved the FAU Community an estimated $85,671 a year!

Copyright Restrictions

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The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order or place an item on Reserve if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order or request would involve violation of copyright law.

Last modified at 01/06/2022 - 13:26 PM