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Library Resources: Borrowing and Requesting

Renewing & Reserving Books


1. Go to Library Catalog

2. Click on renewals/library account

3. Enter your 14-digit Owl Card number and the month and day of your birth

4. Click on loans. Choose the books to renew by clicking on the number

5. Click renew

You may renew your books online 3 times and the 4th time they must be brought in.

Media items, laptops, and study rooms cannot be renewed online.

A book may be reserved or placed on hold only if it is currently checked out. Media items cannot be placed on hold.

Returning Books


Book Return Locations:

1. Outside Honors College Building

2. Outside the entrance to the library

Requesting Books


For materials not available at the MacArthur Campus, students can request items through interlibrary loan. First-time users must create an ILLiad account.


Expected Time in Receiving Books:

Boca Raton: 5 - 7 Days | Outside of FAU: 3 weeks or longer


Expected Time in Receiving Journal Articles:

Up to 5 working days and are sent electronically to your desktop.


Notification of Items:

Students will recieve two emails: 1st from Boca | 2nd from Jupiter



UBORROW allows you to request materials directly from participating libraries within Florida’s state university system. This unmediated borrowing service increases your access to the collections of the other universities in Florida and delivers more quickly than standard Interlibrary Loan.



How it Works:

When searching the FAU Catalog, click on the blue UBORROW link towards the top right corner. This will take you to the State University Libraries’ catalog, showing all the available items within the university system. If you want an item, click on the UBORROW icon again, provide your FAU library number, and select where you want to pick up your book. You will receive an email in a few days letting you know that your book is ready for you.

WorldCat (World Catalog) is the world's most comprehensive bibliography and catalog representing over 400 languages and millions of bibliographic records.

WorldCat is fully integrated with ILLiad in order to request items not available through FAU libraries.