NSU Libraries

Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center

Alvin Sherman Library
serves the residents of Broward County as well as NSU students and faculty and staff members

Health Professions
serves the research needs of Health Professions Division students

Panza Maurer Law Library
serves the research needs of NSU's law students

Ocean Sciences
serves the needs of master's and doctoral students in oceanography


Through a unique agreement with Broward County, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center serves the residents of Broward County as well as the university’s students, faculty, and staff members. This means the community at large can enjoy the resources and services this spectacular venue has to offer. NSU is also home to three additional libraries that serve students, faculty and staff in the areas of health professions, law and oceanography.

Stunningly modern and towering a full five stories, the 325,000-square-foot Alvin Sherman Library is one of the largest library buildings in the state of Florida and offers full collections of research materials, specialized databases, popular fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and journals, CDs, and DVDs.

Cozy reading niches, 22 study rooms, 1,000 user seats, wireless internet service, and a café. Special programs for children and teens, book discussion groups, author readings, and classes on using research tools and resources. Most importantly, you will find a professional library staff attuned and ready to serve your needs.

The Alvin Sherman Library is also home to several permanent works of art, including a one-of-a-kind creation by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly, and a hand-forged Buddhist Prayer Wheel blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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