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:
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 Alvin Sherman 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 Alvin Sherman Library's ROS FAQ.
The Alvin Sherman Library will be open for walk-in services beginning Monday, July 27 to NSU students, faculty, and staff only. Walk-in service hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. An NSU-issued Shark Card ID and face covering will be required for entrance.
The library’s online services remain available to the public. We currently offer 60 hours of live virtual references services, including weekends, and a variety of online programming for children and adults. To access go to lib.nova.edu/plsvirtual
We are following the lead of our partners at the Broward County Library by remaining closed to the public until cases decline in Broward County. 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.
Alvin Sherman Library Virtual Reference Services
Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
You can return your books or materials only at:
Please do not return materials directly to the Circulation Desk or at the book drop inside the Sherman Library.
CHECKING OUT MATERIALS:
Staff will be adhering to strict guidelines, wearing masks, distancing, and sanitizing their workstation after each patron transaction. The Library has implemented a self-checkout system for books only.
Seating is limited. Furniture is arranged to encourage physical distancing. You will need to always wear your mask.
Seating is limited. Furniture is arranged to encourage physical distancing.
What's NOT available:
Please note that if your Shark Card is not working, you can contact the NSU Card office located in the Horvitz Building.
Use your SharkLink ID, Alvin Sherman Library Card, or e-Card to log in to our online resources:
For a more comprehensive list of the library's research materials that are available remotely, please visit our "Online Resources" Library Guide.
The Alvin Sherman Library is offering online events for all ages! Please check our event calendar for details.
Library Resource Guides:
NSU Faculty/Staff Resources:
Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library
Oceanographic Campus Library
Panza Maurer Law Library
Tampa Bay Regional Campus Library