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Faculty Resources at the University/College Library: Library Card and Borrower Privileges

A guide designed to assist instructors in navigating the library resources and services available at the University/College Library

Your Library Card

The University/College Library is a joint-use library facility serving BC and FAU students, faculty, and staff. Your current student, faculty, or ID-card is your library card.

FAU students who need to update their card for the U/C Library click here: Library Update Form 

FAU faculty and staff on the Davie Campus must have their Owl Library card information entered into the U/C Library patron database to use the U/C Library. After that, the card expiration date will be based on the expiration date of your OWL card or your contract with FAU.

How Many Items May I Borrow?

BC & FAU Faculty and Adjunct Faculty:
  • 100 items (combined Library & ASC)
BC & FAU Campus Staff & Administrators:
  • 30 books, which includes 10 Children's Literature, 3 paperback/leisure, 10 Interlibrary Loan.
BC & FAU Students:
  • 30 books, which includes 10 Children's Literature, 3 paperback/leisure, 3 Reserves, and 10 Interlibrary Loan

Lost or Stolen Cards

Lost or stolen ID cards should be reported to the ID card office of Broward College or Florida Atlantic University and to the U/C Library Circulation staff. Once the loss or theft of the ID card is reported to Circulation staff, the library account will be blocked against further use.

Borrower Responsibilities

Your BC card or FAU OWL card is the card used to check out materials from the U/C Library and Academic Success Center on Central Campus. As the borrower you are responsible for all items charged to your card and responsible for the safe return of all library or ASC materials. If an item is lost, stolen, or damaged, you are responsible for all replacement costs.

Appropriate posted fines and fees are applicable for overdue, lost, damaged, reprocessing, or rebinding of items, including ILL. Damage includes but is not limited to highlighting, writing, removing or losing the cover wrapper, stains, wetness, etc.

The willful mutilation or unauthorized removal of Library, ILL, or Learning Resources materials may result in disciplinary and/or legal action.