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NSU Libraries Return of the Sharks Guide

Services, Resources, and Spaces Currently Available

Some library services, resources, and spaces are available at a limited capacity. Thank you for understanding.


Service/Resource Special Information
Borrowing Library Materials No contact self-check out is available for books. DVDs, videogames, and other media materials must be checked out by library staff. Please maintain physical distancing guidelines while at the Circulation Desk.
Book Return

Materials must be returned to one of the exterior book drops, including Interlibrary Loan materials. Returned materials are quarantined for 72 hours before they are returned to the stacks.


Seating is limited to help maintain physical distancing guidelines. Computer sessions are not renewable. Guest passes are limited to 15 minutes and can be obtained at any service desk in the Library.

A limited number of laptops are also available for checkout in the OIIT Microlab (on the first floor).

Study Rooms Study Rooms are first-come, first-served. You need your SharkID or Alvin Sherman Library card to check out a study room. Rooms are for individual use only. This policy is strictly enforced. Study rooms are sanitized between each use.
Digital Media Lab The library's Digital Media Lab is available by appointment only. Please email
Makerspace The library's Makerspace is available by appointment only. Please email
  The Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Reflection and Resource Center is open.

Services, Resources, and Spaces Currently Unavailable

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following services, resources, and spaces are temporarily unavailable:


Collaborative Study Room
Children's Computer Lab
The Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery
In-person library building tours
Meeting & Conference Rooms
Molecular & Anatomical Kits
Phone chargers & dry erase marker kits are not available to check out
Purchasing of Broward County Transit Bus Passes
Staplers, tape dispensers, scissors, active play toys (puzzles, puppets, etc.)  and other high-touch shared items