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Beginning this summer and throughout the fall semester, we are working to upgrade the research experience by making ongoing improvements to our Research Guides.
You may encounter changes in the look and feel of the Research Guides website along with structural changes to our existing guides. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please let us know.

Research Support

Research Support Guide for Faculty and Graduate Students

Subject Specialists

FAU Libraries' Reference Librarians are the subject liaison specialists at the Boca Raton campus. Specialists can be searched by:

NOTE: The Primary Specialist is designated by an * next to their name or subject specialty.

Materials Suggestion Form
Missing Book Form

Use the links below to find forms to Request New Items or Report Missing Items.

Ask a Librarian!

Ask A Librarian!

The Instruction and Engagement Department provides help with using the library by chat, email, and phone in addition to online/virtual services.

Before getting in touch, see our frequently asked questions.


Link to Ask a Librarian Chat Sun-Thu: 
10 AM - 12 AM
Fri - Sat:
10 AM - 5 PM


  • Get help with your research and library-related questions.
  • FAU librarians will be available from 9:00 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • For all other times, librarians from around the state will be available for chat.
Link to Text a Librarian Sun-Thu: 
10 AM - 12 AM
Fri - Sat:
10 AM - 5 PM


  • Send your text to (561) 767-8867.
  • Example: Text to (561) 767-8867: How late are you open on Saturday?
Link to Email a Librarian



  • Responses may be emailed with the next business day or 48 hours.
Link to Call a Librarian


See hours
at the right


  • Instruction and Engagement Office: (561) 297-3785
    (Open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Service Desk (library): (561) 297-6911 (during building hours)
Computer icon for anytime DIY help Anytime!

ONLINE- Library Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

  • Learn how to find books and articles.
  • Discover tips on doing research.
  • Locate library and campus information AND more!


  • Watch short videos for help with resources and services.
  • Videos for Finding, Research, Services, Citations, Tutorials and Workshops

Students and affiliates can also get assistance at FAU partner campus libraries at Jupiter, HBOI, Fort Lauderdale, and Davie.

Need More Help?

Have questions? We have the answers!

Check out some frequently asked questions (FAQs) or our Library DIY guide for research assistance and more.

The Reference Department provides help with using the library by chat, email, and phone, as well as in person at the Reference Desk.

You can also make an appointment for a personal consultation with a reference librarian for help in person, or online via Google Hangouts or Lync/Skype for Business.

Last updated on Mar 6, 2023 4:33 PM