Palm Beach State College provides access to computers and the Internet/World Wide Web for purposes directly related to education, in an environment…
Where access to the resource is shared equitably among all Palm Beach State users.
Which is conducive to learning.
Which is free of illegal or malicious acts.
Which shows respect for others through proper network etiquette.
It is not acceptable to use the College's computers, or Internet/WWW Access
For any illegal purposes.
To transmit information containing harassing, threatening, obscene, discriminatory, indecent, lewd or lascivious material whether by email or other internet resources.
To access information containing obscene, indecent, lewd or lascivious material.
With a login account assigned to someone else. Forgery or attempted forgery of email messages is prohibited.
In such a way as to interfere with or disrupt network users, services or equipment.
To transmit any material in violation of any U.S. or state laws or regulations such as Copyright Law including plagiarism.
By using this resource, you agree to comply with the statements above. Failure to comply might result in disciplinary action.
+ Borrowing Materials
Circulation Desk Check out books, reserve materials, and a variety of resources through your campus Circulation Desk: Belle Glade Circulation: (561) 993-1150 Boca Raton (FAU) Circulation: (561) 297-6911 Lake Worth Circulation: (561) 868-3710 Palm Beach Gardens Circulation: (561) 207-5800
Library Card Your PantherCard is your library card and allows access to photocopiers and printers.
Loan Periods Most books may be checked out for 21 days. Some high demand items have a 7 day loan period.
Overdue Fines Late book returns (21 day loans) are charged 10 cents per day. 7 day loan books are 25 cents per day.
Reserve Items Textbooks or materials that have been placed at the reserve desk by an instructor may be checked out for use in the library, for a period of 2 hours. Late returns are charged $1 per hour.
Renewing Books Most books can be renewed twice, unless there is a hold or recall on them. Renewals can be done onsite, online via MyAccount, or by calling Circulation at the phone numbers above. Interlibrary loan books must be renewed by the ILL department.
Phone renewals only apply to books from the Lake Worth Campus.
eBooks The library owns over 20,000 ebook titles that can be accessed via our catalog. A valid PantherCard number and PIN is required to read the full text of ebooks. The PantherCard number is located on the back of the card and begins with 24901. The PIN is your 4 digit birth month and year (MMYY).
Research Databases The library subscribes to a variety of electronic resources, including ebooks, ejournals, article & reference databases, image & video collections and more. Remote access is available for currently enrolled students and staff:
PantherWeb Login (Students) Login to PantherWeb. Click the Library Quick Link
EmployeeWeb Login (Faculty & Staff) Login to EmployeeWeb. Click Miscellaneous. Select Library from the menu
Phone renewals call Lake Worth Campus (561) 868-3710.
Onsite renewals are done at the Circulation desk.
+ Information Literacy
American Association of Community Colleges recognizes information literacy as a core value of general education. Read the AACC position statement on information literacy. (2008)
Palm Beach State College recognizes information literacy as an institutional learning outcome.
Palm Beach State College Library Information Literacy Mission Statement (2012; amended 2016)
The Library Information Literacy Program at Palm Beach State College supports the instructional mission of the College and its General Education program. Information literacy is one of the College's general institutional learning outcomes and is rooted in "the ability to find, evaluate, organize, and use information". This definition is consistent with educational outcomes for the State of Florida and text from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (2016).
The Library Information Literacy Program is an integrated, outcomes-based model of instruction that incorporates different forms of instruction at selective points in a student's academic career. The intent of the program is to achieve a tiered and coordinated approach to developing information literacy skills and a framework for lifelong learning. This approach incorporates information literacy and critical thinking with writing across the curriculum.
Specifically, the mission of the Library Information Literacy Program is to create an environment which:
Provides formal and informal instruction to individuals and classes and mentors research skill development in person and through distance learning
Offers students diverse learning opportunities in a variety of settings
Promotes the ethical use of library and information resources in all formats
Collaborates with colleagues from all departments and disciplines to integrate information literacy into academic programs
Evaluates the effectiveness of our methods and programs on an ongoing basis, while continually updating and reviewing our own knowledge and skills
Assesses a student's ability to locate, evaluate, organize, and use information through formal and information library and college-wide initiatives and measurements
ProQuest's new cloud-based information literacy solution, ProQuest® Research Companion, is a one-stop resource that guides high school, community college, and university students through research projects, helping them overcome typical barriers. Easy, intuitive, and informative, ProQuest Research Companion enables students to move through projects such as research papers efficiently, generating better research outcomes and reducing frustration.