News and Announcements

Read Dean Carol Hixson's latest blog in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. She writes, "Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted himself to peace, justice, and human rights. Working for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights has been officially embraced by Florida Atlantic University as a core principle."


Dean Carol Hixson discusses what the FAU community can expect from the Libraries in the spring 2021 semester in her latest blog. She says, "During the Spring 2021 semester, library faculty and staff will continue to serve the FAU community through a hybrid model of on-site and technology-enhanced services that ensure public safety while meeting the needs of FAU faculty and students." Click the link to read more about our operations for this semester. 


Public Domain

January 1 is more than the first day of a new year!  It’s also the day that many works enter the public domain because their copyright expires.


We hope everyone has a wonderful safe and happy winter break! To find out our hours and more information, click here!


Today is Human Rights Day, being celebrated around the world. It is “observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”


Within the FAU Libraries, we have much to celebrate and for which we are thankful.  A message of gratitude from Dean Carol Hixson.


November Newsletter

Did you miss our November newsletter? Check it out here! It's full of information about library news, upcoming events, and resources! Sign up to get our newsletter here:


RefWorks Transition

Florida Atlantic University’s subscription to the RefWorks citation management software ends December 31, 2020.  To help facilitate this transition, the FAU Libraries offers a variety of free web-based alternatives. 


Through a statewide initiative, the FAU Libraries are transitioning access to e-resources authentication to a new system called OpenAthens.  This new service will be implemented November 12, 2020.


first gen

The FAU Libraries are joining colleges and universities across the country to participate in the National First-Generation College Celebration on November 8, 2020. Check out our resource guides as well as our first-gen staff and faculty stories about why they decided to go to college.