Book Loan Program

The Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs has kicked off its Summer Book Loan Program.   Eligible FAU students may borrow one course textbook from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and keep it for the entire semester free of charge. In return, students are asked to complete five(5) hours of community service by the end of the semester. 

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE 

To be eligible for the Book Loan Program, students must be: 

1.)  currently registered as a degree-seeking student;

2.)  currently enrolled in the class for which the book is required, and

3.) currently receive financial aid assistance through the Office of Financial Aid.


 HOW TO APPLY

Applications are now  May 6, 2015, and can only be accepted until NOON on May 15, 2015. Students wishing to apply must do the following:

Submit a COMPLETE application to the campus where you are taking class(es) or apply online at: 

 

Boca- https://fau.collegiatelink.net/form/start/69141

Broward- https://fau.collegiatelink.net/form/start/69174

Jupiter- https://fau.collegiatelink.net/form/start/69172


    APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED ON THE CAMPUS WHERE THE COURSE IS HELD.  

WHICH BOOKS ARE OFFERED

Books that are loaned to a student are for the core classes in the major you're currently registered for. Please review the catalogue to ensure that your courses are core courses. Books loaned do not include study guides, workbooks, annuals, lecture notes or suggested materials are currently on stock in ODMA.


HOW MANY BOOKS MAY A STUDENT OBTAIN

Students are allotted one book per semester. If there are other available books, they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis AFTER the initial distribution of books. There are a limited number of books available for each course, as well as a limited funding available each academic year.


DECISION ON SELECTED STUDENTS AND NOTIFICATION

Students are approved for the Book Loan Program based on a combination of factors that include, but are not limited to:

                                                  1.) eligibility

                                                  2.) date completed application was submitted

                                                  3.) past borrower history.

You will be notified 24 to 72 hours after the drop/add deadline if you qualify for the Book Loan Program. You then have three(3) business days after receiving notification to pick up your book or the book may be given to another student.


SERVICE HOURS

Students must complete FIVE (5) hours of community service during the semester for EACH book that is borrowed. You will be required to keep a log of your hours. Students must utilize the FAU Boca Weppner Civic Engagement and Service Center to complete these hours. Their office is located on the 2nd Floor, Room 218 of the Student Union.

The book and SIGNED community service hours log must be returned to our office on or before the DUE DATE. Hours must be logged in on-Line at Noblehour. 

If a student is late in returning their textbook on two or more occasions, they will be ineligible to participate in the book loan program.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Students must contact the office of their respective campuses where the class is being offered to participate in the Book Loan Program.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs on our campuses can be found at the following locations:

Boca Raton Campus: Student Services Building, Room 224, (561) 297-3959

 Last Modified 5/6/15