News and Announcements

An image of The Portal, a virtual reality lab.

In anticipation of the opening of the new Gruber Sandbox, the Libraries have worked with the faculty of the MPCR Lab to open a small virtual reality lab just across the hall from the Media Center on the first floor of the Wimberly Library, adjacent to the computer lab in the Alumni Alcove. It's called The Portal, and will open on August 19.  


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Carol Hixson, Dean of the University Libraries, welcomes you to the new academic year in her latest blog post! Read more about Dean Hixson's vision for the FAU Libraries, and how you can stay up-to-date on the changes happening here. 


A poster for our textbook reserves program.

Thanks to the generosity of Florida Atlantic University students, faculty and staff, our textbook reserves collection has grown! We now have textbooks for over 400 classes at FAU that can be checked out with an Owl Card! 


Dr. William Miller

It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Dr. William Miller, former Dean of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries, has passed away. Dr. Miller was the dean for 27 years, and started his career at the Wimberly Library in 1987.



Florida Atlantic University officially announced a $1 million gift from Rubin and Cindy Gruber to establish The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox and to support student scholarships through their endowment. 

"The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox represents the jewel in the crown of our evolving vision of the modern academic library, an ongoing transformation of library spaces and services to meet the needs of today’s students,” said Carol Hixson, Dean of the University Libraries.



Last month was national Children's Book Week! Click the link to see how our Recorded Sound Archives celebrated. 



The FAU Libraries' award committee selected Michael Dillow, a graduate student working on his Masters of Fine Art in Photograph, to receive the Irvin and Beulah Jaffe Robins Scholarship. 



As we head into final exams, we are gearing up for some late nights at the Wimberly Library with you! Click the link to see our full hours for the end of the semester. 


Pie Day

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts had a sweet Pi Day on March 14! Keep reading to find out how much money JCBA raised and which pie was the top seller this year! 


Pie Day

Happy Pi/ Pie Day! For those who ordered pies from Jaffe Center for Book Arts, don't forget to pickup your orders today!