2023 First Look | Nova Southeastern University

27 nova.edu (954) 525-5500 | nsuartmuseum.org ALVIN SHERMAN LIBRARY NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center is home to a wealth of resources, as well as several cultural attractions. NSU students, faculty and staff members, as well as the Broward community, have access to more than 1 million items at the 325,000-square-foot, 5-story Alvin Sherman Library. These include nearly 500,000 e-resources; more than 180,000 electronic books; and more than 570 research databases, as well as popular fiction and nonfiction, magazines, movies, and video games. Library patrons can also enjoy cozy reading nooks, more than 32 comfortable study rooms, wireless Internet, and a café. The high-tech library also encompasses 1,400 user seats; 13 electronic classrooms; 33 group study rooms; 6 conference rooms; a 25-seat teleconference room; and the 75-seat, technology-rich Circle of Friends Collaborative Study Room. The library is also home to permanent works of art—including The Glass Garden by famed glass artist Dale Chihuly and a Buddhist prayer wheel blessed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. On the second floor, the Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery showcases important works of art and exhibits throughout the year. On the same floor, the Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center contains original artifacts from the Holocaust and other educational resources. Supporting the library’s programs and resources are highly trained, skilled librarians whose main goal is to serve the community that uses one of the largest library buildings in Florida.