Current Periodicals and Microforms (CPM): Policies and Services

Current Periodicals: Policies and Services


  • The staff at the Service Desk provides basic assistance with current periodicals. For in-depth research assistance, please ask for help at the Information and Engagement Office.


  • Current issues of journals are shelved in the stacks by call number. Periodicals do not circulate. 

Electronic Journals

  • The FAU Libraries also subscribe to many journals in electronic format. These e-journals provide the same content as their print counterpart and are an alternative form of the same print journals, or are independent online publications. FAU students, faculty and staff may access these e-journals off-campus via E-Z Proxy. 

Viewing, Scanning, and Printing Microforms

  • Microform machines may be used to view and print images from film and fiche. Software is available for you to scan digital images, then either print, save, or email them to yourself. Printing costs $.08 per page. To print, you need to use the FAU Printing Services portal at To save a file, you must provide your own USB flash drive. You can email files at no cost to you.

Periodicals Concerns

  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding CPM Policies and Services, please contact Steven C. Matthew, Head of Access Services, or Badara Taal, Assistant Department Head/Circulation Manager.

Last modified at 02/04/2020 - 15:35 PM