Library Learning Resource Centers

Library services and resources support the curriculum, faculty and students at all locations. Campus libraries maintain a diverse collection of materials that includes books, periodicals, local, state and national newspapers, microfilm and reference materials. Access to all library materials and electronic collections of books, periodicals and journals is available through LINCC (Library Information Network for Community Colleges), the online catalog. More than 150 full-text databases and e-books are available online. The Collection includes 190,000 volumes, over 100,000 e-books and 50,000 e-journals (both online and digital), and 250 periodicals. Florida Atlantic University provides Palm Beach State College at Boca Raton with library service through a joint-use agreement.

Librarians are faculty members who are professionals in the research process. They work closely with students in finding and using information and developing information literacy skills. Librarians offer individual and classroom instruction in the use of resources and work collaboratively with other faculty to develop innovative approaches to using library resources. Librarians teach credit courses in the use of electronic resources and teach online courses using the latest technology.

Additional library services provided by the library include: an interlibrary loan service linking all Florida community college libraries, state universities and public libraries together for cost-free borrowing of books; a reserve collection of course materials; computer and instruction labs; study rooms and private study areas; laptops, photocopiers, and Ask a Librarian virtual reference desk. Students also have borrowing privileges at all Florida state colleges and universities through a reciprocal borrowing agreement and at regional member libraries of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN).

Library hours vary on each campus and between terms. For more information, visit