The Panza Maurer Law Library is closed until further notice. We continue to provide research and reference services remotely.
WELCOME BACK SHARKS!
As you return to school, the NSU Libraries are committed to working with you to protect your health and well-being and our staff. This guide provides a general overview of current guidelines and available services.
Here's what you need to know:
At this time,
NSU Law students, faculty, and staff and NSU Law graduates who are bar takers are permitted into the Panza Maurer Law Library
*A shark ID and a face covering are required to enter the Panza Maurer Law Library*
The NSU Libraries are following the University’s guidance to protect the health and well-being of our community while continuing to support teaching, research, and learning.
The Panza Maurer Law Library's Return of the Sharks operating plan utilizes the safety protocols from the CDC, local and NSU health officials, when appropriate.
The latest University information may be found on the NSU Coronavirus information page.
For commonly asked questions regarding service adjustments, please see the Panza Maurer Law Library's FAQ.
Access is limited to current NSU Law students, faculty, and staff and NSU Law graduates who are bar takers. An NSU-issued Shark Card ID and face covering will be required for entrance.
Access to the Law Library will be limited to no more than 193 patrons at a time. The number of persons in and out of the Law Library will be capped at 193, regardless of circumstances. Available study areas will be designated by chairs and/or signage.
Student Co-Curricular Office Use
Access to the offices will be restricted to student members of the journals only. Chairs and furniture have been arranged for social distancing and no additional seating, beyond the posted capacity of the offices, may be moved into the office spaces. A sign will be posted outside of the Nova Law Review and ILSA Journal offices regarding capacity. Even within their respective offices, students must comply with the University Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines, including keeping six feet of social distance and wearing masks. Co-curricular organizations that do not observe the health and safety guidelines may lose their office privileges in the Law Library.
Accessing S2 or L316 for Scheduled In-person Classes
Library staff will have a list of classes held in these rooms, with dates, times, and names for the classes to ensure entry. Students enrolled in classes for that term will receive a colored sticker to affix to their Shark Card. At class time, students must show their Shark card to security personnel upon entry at the designated class time. Students attending classes in S2 or L316 will not count towards total capacity of the Law Library, and may not remain in the Law Library after their class is dismissed, but may reenter if space allows. Law Library personnel will distribute the color-coded stickers during the first-class meeting. Students who are not able to attend the first-class meeting can make an appointment with a law librarian to get the sticker.
The Panza Maurer Law Library will be open beginning Monday, August 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday - Sunday.
The library’s online services remain available to the NSU community. We currently offer 35 hours of live virtual references services. To view available databases for the NSU community, visit Law databases for NSU patrons.
The Panza Maurer Law Library remains closed to the public. We encourage you to continue using our virtual services until we can safely expand our in-person services to the public. Please check back to find out about our future opening plans for the public as we post information.
Panza Maurer Law Library Virtual Reference Services
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
You can return your books or materials only at:
Please do not return materials directly to the Circulation Desk.
CHECKING OUT MATERIALS:
Staff will be adhering to strict guidelines, wearing face coverings, distancing, and sanitizing their workstation after each patron transaction. The Law Library has limited materials available for checkout.
Seating is limited. Available study areas will be designated by chairs and/or signage. Furniture is arranged to encourage physical distancing and may not be moved. You will need to always wear your face covering.
Conference/Other Library Spaces
Circulation Reading Room/Public Computers
Seating is limited in the Circulation Reading Room. The public computer workstations are not available. Furniture is arranged to encourage physical distancing.
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.
What's NOT available:
Please note that if your Shark Card is not working, you can contact NSU SharkCard Services located in the Horvitz Building.
Law Library Databases can be accessed:
The NSU Libraries catalog, NovaCat, can be accessed:
The NSU Libraries Shark Search, can be accessed:
Use your SharkLink ID to log in to our online resources:
The NSU Libraries provide online resources, which can be accessed remotely. For a more comprehensive list of the library's research materials that are available remotely, please visit the "Online Resources" Library Guide.
The Panza Maurer Law Library looks forward to providing you with research and instructional support at NSU. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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