News and Announcements

Spirit of America

Now open is the FAU Libraries’ spring exhibit called “Pamphleteers of the American Revolution.” This unique exhibit uses items from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection to highlight the writings of brave men and women in the original thirteen colonies who spoke out against the tyrannical King George III of Great Britain. Click the link to read more about the exhibit viewing dates and time. 


A student with Astro the robo dog

As the spring 2020 semester at FAU gets underway, the Libraries are embarking on a journey of renewal and exciting change. To guide us on our path, we recently completed a new round of strategic planning that brought our core values and services into sharper focus. Our 2020-2023 mission and strategic goals reconfirmed our commitment to being leaders, bridge builders, and innovators.

The Libraries are the place to meet up, explore new approaches, engage in research, and expand your horizons at FAU. Come join us and partner with us.



Join our Instruction and Engagement team for a workshop this semester! We are proud to announce our spring semester workshop schedule, which features seven workshops designed to help students be successful, no matter their year or major.


Leah Plocharczyk, interim director of Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Library, is a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her community and commitment to transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor. 


Vintage Christmas and Holiday Music

Ever wonder how Christmas is celebrated in Israel? Discover through Vistas of Israel recordings how both Chanukah and Christmas are celebrated in Israel in the late 50s and 60s, along with Christmas hymns such as Oh, Come All Ye Faithful and Silent Night, Holy Night and silly songs like I want a hippopotamus for Christmas  and All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.


The FAU Libraries are pleased to announce that we have become a content contributing partner to The Sunshine State Digital Network! Our first digital collection we've shared is the Marvin E. Kemery Digital Collection: Letters Home from a World War 1 Soldier. 


While some horror films feature blood-curdling scores (Jaws, Halloween, The Exorcist), there are certain songs that will forever be associated with the movies they helped make all the more terrifying. For all our spooky lovers out there, here are six vintage songs made infinitely creepier by horror movies, four of which you can find here at the Recorded Sound Archives.


The Portal

The S.E. Wimberly Library has opened a new lab called, “The Portal,” which will serve as a collaborative space at Florida Atlantic University that specifically focuses on augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Helping to bring innovative technology into the library, The Portal is equipped with Magic Leap One, HTC Vive Eye Pro, and Oculus Quest technology.


Open Access Logo

It’s international Open Access Week, and this year’s theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” which ponders whether and how sharing knowledge is capturing and prioritizing all voices and particularly those in underrepresented groups. Keep reading to find out how the FAU Libraries actively celebrates equity through our robust and diverse collections, responsive services, and inclusive and equitable programming. 


Barb Schmidt Fellows

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts hosted the Barb Schmidt Fellows on Saturday October 14, 2019 for a day of art, learning and fun at the Wimberly Library.