NSU students, faculty, and staff that are enrolled in or affiliated with distance programs may request library materials to be delivered to their home, office, or desktop. The DD/ILL Department will attempt to fill all requests from the library collections of the NSU Libraries, other academic institutions, and from commercial document delivery vendors. The NSU Libraries abide by the 1976 U.S. Copyright Law, which governs the borrowing and use of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Distance users of the Alvin Sherman Library can request items from the DD/ILL Department through their ILLiad account.
Once the Document Delivery Department receives a request, the staff will fill the order as quickly as possible. Turnaround time between processing requests and receipt of the material by the patron is dependent upon several factors, most of which are outside the control of the NSU Libraries. Materials held by the NSU Libraries collection will arrive first, usually within 5 business days. Materials obtained from other sources which need to be shipped from a lending library will take at least 5-15 business days to arrive. Most material will arrive within this time frame, though some materials will take longer.
Users can track the status of their outstanding orders by logging into ILLiad and clicking on the Outstanding Requests link under the View menu. Users can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting additional information on a particular request. Be sure to provide the ILLiad transaction number in the email.
Photocopies of articles are yours to keep, but books and other material must be returned to the Library by the due date. Books will be sent with a paper band around the cover indicating the due date. Generally, books you receive from the NSU library can be renewed online through NovaCat. You cannot renew a book after its due date. You can renew books through your circulation record in NovaCat.
If you would like to renew a book that we borrowed from another library you must renew via ILLiad three days prior to the due date. Please follow the renewal directions provided on the cover of the book.
Return all books to Document Delivery:
NSU - Alvin Sherman Library
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
If the material is returned late you will receive an invoice via email for overdue charges. DO NOT send payments with the book as fees vary and the total due cannot be calculated until the material is received and checked in. Books that we have borrowed from other institutions that are returned late seriously jeopardize NSU's ability to request materials from other libraries in the future.
Students are responsible for the cost of returning books. For other options on how to return your borrowed material please contact us at 954-262-4602 or email@example.com.