For NSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, your SharkCard is your library card! It will allow you to request materials and access the library's online databases. For information on how to get your SharkCard, please visit Campus Card Services.
To check out materials, please visit the Circulation Desk, located on the first floor.
It is a requirement to present your Alvin Sherman Library Card or SharkCard to the staff when you are ready to check out items. The library does not accept driver's licenses or Broward County Library (BCL) cards to check out materials. Check out stops 15 minutes before closing.
The Public Library Services Department offers a wide range of free online programming for all ages, including weekly story times, teen events, adult programs, computer trainings, and specials. In addition, PLS encourages teachers and students to utilize the library's resources. Through a unique arrangement between the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and Nova Southeastern University, anyone that lives, works, or goes to school in Broward County may access this library’s resources.
Like traditional public libraries, your free Alvin Sherman Library card allows you to check out such items as:
All of our online programs and resources are free! For more information, please visit the Public Library Services webpage.
During this unprecedented time, we recognize that having access to online resources is more important than ever. To insure access to our extensive resources, if you live, work or go to school in Broward County or you have an existing Broward County Library card you are eligible to apply for the Sherman Library E-Card or Sherman Library Express Card.