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Panza Maurer Law Library Return of the Sharks Guide

Law Library Resources

Last Updated: March 19, 2021

The Panza Maurer Law Library is currently open and the NSU libraries are committed to protecting your health and well-being as well as that of our staff. This guide will provide an overview of our current policies and guidelines, as well as available services.

NSU Law students, faculty, and staff and alumni studying for the Bar are permitted into the Panza Maurer Law Library

*A shark ID and a face covering are required to enter*

The Panza Maurer Law Library currently remains closed to the public. We encourage you to continue using our virtual services until we can safely expand our in-person services. Please check back to find out about our future reopening plans.

Panza Maurer Law Library Hours

As stated above, the law library is only open to NSU College of Law Students, Faculty and Staff. 

Winter Library Hours

The Panza Maurer Law Library is currently open Monday to Friday 8 am- 8pm and Saturday to Sunday 8 am-5 pm.

Circulation Hours: Circulation hours are Monday to Friday 8 am- 5pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Reference Hours: Reference hours are Monday-Friday 9 am- 1230 pm and 1pm - 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Study Areas and Spaces

Available Study Areas

  • Seating is currently limited. 

  • Available study areas will be marked with either a chair and/or signage.

Other Library Spaces

  • The Law Library Conference Room, Microforms room, L109 and First/Third floor event spaces are temporarily unavailable. 

  • The Circulation Reading Room is open with limited seating. 

  • The scanners located behind circulation are available limited to one student per station at a time. 

  • Public computers are temporarily unavailable.

Student Conduct

  • Students must wear their face covering at all times.

  • Furniture is arranged to encourage social distancing and may not be moved. 

  • Students may not study in groups at tables. 

  • Students in the Law Library must maintain required social distance and otherwise comply with University Environmental Health and Safety Requirements. 

  • Food is not allowed in public areas of the Law Library, as masks must be worn at all times.

  • Students who do not abide by the health and safety rules will be removed by library staff. 

Library Services

Collections Information

  • Only items from the General Collection and the Johnny C. Burris Collection are available. 

  • Please do not use the other collections for the safety of yourself and others.

  • The Student/Study Guide Collection, Florida Bar CLE Collection, Bar Preparation Collection, and Newspapers/Magazines are temporarily unavailable.

  • The Reserve Collections (Course Reserve, Faculty Reserve) are temporarily unavailable

Printing Services

  • Student printers, print release stations, cash to card machines, and photocopiers are available. 

  • Microform readers are currently unavailable. If you need these, please make a request through document delivery or interlibrary loan.

  • The printer rooms are located on the second and third floors of the law library.

  • The printer rooms are limited to one student at a time. Students will form a line outside of the printer room, following social distancing protocols.

  • Students are not permitted in the printer rooms while staff is performing maintenance.

  • Please follow posted signage outside of the printer rooms and instructions at each machine.

Miscellaneous Services

  • Office Supplies. headphones, markers, earplugs, and other items at circulation are temporary unavailable. 

  • Notary Services are temporarily unavailable. 

Reference Services

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, in person reference services are not being offered at this time. However, there are many ways to still get in contact with us listed below.

Hours: Monday -Friday 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Phone: (954) 262-2601

Zoom: Meeting ID 985 7804 7242


Schedule an online research appointment

Contact a member of the library staff

In person tours are not available

Circulation Services

General Information:

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Phone: (954) 262-6202

Checking Out:

  • Staff will be adhering to strict guidelines, wearing face coverings, distancing, and sanitizing their workstation after each patron transaction.

  • Staff will be limited due to social distancing guidelines, so please allow for more time at the circulation desk than usual.

  • Only items from the General Collection and the Johnny C Burris Collection are currently available for checkout.

  • Please place a hold on any items through NovaCat, and an email will be sent when the items are ready for pickup. 

  • Please do not disinfect materials checked out, as this could damage the items.

  • NOTE: Study guides will not be checked out in print, as they are available online for students through the law library's databases in the West Academic Study Aids, Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library, and LexisNexis Digital Library. Access to these platforms, and tutorials can be found on the Study Aid Library Guide.

Returning Materials:

Please do not return materials directly to the circulation desk. You can return books to:

  • The book drops north of the Alvin Sherman Library in the traffic circle.

  • The book drop on the outside entrance wall of the Alvin Sherman Library.

  • The book drop outside of the entrance to the Panza Maurer Law Library if you have been admitted to the law school building in accordance with the NSU Law Fall 2020 COVID-19 Procedure Policy.

Returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before returning to the shelves. 

Overdue Materials:

  • Due dates of overdue materials from the Panza Maurer Law Library have been extended.

  • Overdue fines for Interlibrary Loan materials are being waived until further notice.

  • To renew materials from the Panza Maurer Law Library, please make a request online through NovaCat, by phone, or email.

  • To renew Interlibrary Loan materials that will soon become overdue, please submit a renewal via ILLiad (if possible, if not past due) or send us an email at

  • For questions about returning materials, overdue materials, and Interlibrary Loan, please contact the Circulation Manager at the Panza Maurer Law Library.

Covid-19 Compliance