Library Resources for NSU Faculty: About Sherman Library

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Your Library Card

For NSU students, faculty, and staff, your SharkCard is your library card!  It will allow you to check out materials and access the library's online databases.  For more information about your SharkCard, please visit Campus Card Services.

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

Library Workshops

Alvin Sherman Library offers workshops on a variety of topics throughout the year. Face-to-face and online workshops are open to students in any department or program.

Library Workshops