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Palm Beach Atlantic University

  300 Pembroke Place
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-803-2226
  Library Website
Local Library Rules and Policies:

Palm Beach Atlantic Students, Faculty, and Staff:

  • Palm Beach Atlantic students, full-time faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a SEFLIN card allowing for borrowing privileges in other consortium libraries.
  • In order to be issued a SEFLIN card, patrons must be in good standing at the PBAU Library.
  • Students are issued borrowing cards for one semester only; faculty and staff for one academic year.
  • On notification of delinquency by a SEFLIN library, the patron is contacted and advised that both PBAU and consortium library privileges are suspended until SEFLIN delinquency status has been cleared.
  • Proof of clearance will be accepted at the PBAU circulation desk in the form of a payment receipt or statement from the lending library and/or direct notification from the lending library.

Students, Faculty, and Staff From Other Libraries:

  • Patrons must introduce themselves by presenting the SEFLIN card at the circulation desk.
  • At their initial visit, they must complete an information form and be registered in the library computer system.
  • At subsequent visits, their borrowing status will be checked.
  • If delinquent, library privileges will be suspended until delinquency status has been cleared.
  • Circulating books may be borrowed for a four week period; if an item has not been requested by another patron, it may be renewed for an additional four weeks.
  • Renewals may be done by bringing the item(s) to the PBAU Library circulation desk, or, with book in hand, by telephoning the library.
  • To avoid over dues, renewals must be accomplished before the initial borrowing period ends.
  • Overdue items will incur a service charge of 25 cents per item per day, with a maximum of $26.00 overdue fine per item.
  • It is the responsibility of the patron to keep track of materials he/she has borrowed.
  • Overdue notices are generally sent only once or twice per semester.
  • At the end of each PBAU semester, all items which have not been returned
    or renewed will be presumed lost.
  • Replacement cost plus processing costs and a billing fee will be charged to the borrower.
  • The home campus library will also be notified.

Consortium Library Procedures:

  • Palm Beach Atlantic will take care to issue SEFLIN cards to individuals with good standing at our library.
  • We request that PBAU patrons who have acquired delinquent status as consortium borrowers be reported to us immediately.
  • We will respond by contacting them by mail or telephone and by suspending their PBAU Library privileges.
  • Overdue notices at PBAU are generally sent once or twice per semester.
  • For SEFLIN borrowers, a copy of that notice will be sent to the home library.
  • Billing for lost and/or long overdue items is done at the end of each semester.
  • For SEFLIN borrowers, a copy of that bill will be sent to the home library.
Hours of Operation:
  Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. -12:00 midnight
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 noon. - 5:00 p.m.
Holidays: Closed