News and Announcements

At Home with the FAU Libraries

At this time our library facilities remain closed due to COVID-19. However, FAU Libraries' faculty and staff are working remotely to support virtual teaching, learning, and research. While we can't give you full access to our renowned library collections in person, we still wanted to be able to show off items virtually that have history and importance. That's why we've asked library faculty and staff to share pieces of their personal collections and explain the meaning behind the object.


Review recent e-books we acquired to assist faculty transitioning to a virtual classroom.


Dean's Message

We are finding new ways to connect with FAU’s students and faculty – and with each other. We have discovered new founts of creativity and have become a strong support network for each other and for the people we serve.


Book Returns and Due Dates

We encourage you to hold on to your library books while library buildings are closed.  Book drops are available. 


Dean's Message

Carol Hixson, Dean of University Libraries, discusses the popular perception of libraries in her latest blog and what impact this could have on us in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virtual Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours are informal, online consultations with library staff or subject specialists. Click the link to see when library staff and faculty are available to answer questions, provide guidance and assist with research.


While the stay-at-home directives and the temporary closure of the libraries have kept us from enjoying our physical spaces and seeing each other face-to-face, the technology continues to make it possible for us to find new ways to work and play together. The greatest irony for me in this time of physical isolation is how close it has brought us in other ways. 


Laptop Availability

The Library has loaner laptops available, with priority given to students with financial need. 


faculty resources

Because we know that many faculty are concerned about their ability to carry out their research, we in the Libraries have worked out some extra assistance for faculty.


Dean's Message

As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, all FAU libraries (in Boca Raton, Jupiter, and HBOI) will be closing to the public, but we will continue to be a resource for the FAU community.