STEM : Welcome

This guide contains information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) resources for elementary and middle school students.
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STEM @ the Alvin Sherman Library!

Here at the Alvin Sherman Library, STEM programming and resources are a top priority. Being both a University Library and a public library, we are uniquely able to bring together NSU faculty and staff as well as community partners to develop and enrich STEM initiatives.  We strive to develop programming and resources that are dynamic, engaging, and rich in content and quality. 

Click on the tabs above to learn more about our STEM programs for children and families, access print and online STEM resources and find out about our unique partnership with NSU's Science Alive! 

Note: Some portions of this resource are still under development.  We thank you for your patience as we continue to improve!

Contact Us

Call the Public Library Services Desk at 954-262-5477 for more information on STEM programs and resources or visit


Need a Library Card?


The Alvin Sherman Library (ASL) card is FREE!  Anyone that lives, works, or goes to school in Broward County may apply. This card is not the same as a Broward County Library card, but it is just as valuable.

About the Alvin Sherman Library

Welcome to the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, the largest library building in the state of Florida.

The Alvin Sherman Library is a unique joint-use facility serving the residents of Broward County as well as NSU students, faculty, and staff members. Thanks to an agreement between the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and NSU, the Alvin Sherman Library offers traditional public library services as well as the full academic resources of one of the nation's major independent universities. This library was opened to the public on December 8, 2001.

Standing five stories high with wireless access throughout the building, cozy reading niches, 22 study rooms, 1,000 user seats, and a café, the library environment is spacious, high tech, yet friendly. You will discover collections of research materials, specialized databases, popular fiction and nonfiction books, magazines and journals, CDs, DVDs, 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.

Let us be your library guides!

Harriett MacDougall
Executive Director, Alvin Sherman Library