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NSU Libraries Virtual Services: Home

Last updated: May 21, 2020

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 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 FAQ.

Libraries Hours

We are taking a measured and thoughtful approach to our reopening, and will not rush at the expense of the safety of our students, faculty, staff and the residents of Broward County who come to the Alvin Sherman Library. Our number one goal is to keep our staff and users safe, and we will reopen with a plan that utilizes the safety protocols from the CDC, local and NSU health officials, when appropriate.

The library’s online services remain available. We currently offer 60 hours of live virtual references services and a variety of online programming for children and adults.

Please check back to find out about our future opening plans as we post information.

Virtual Reference Services 

  • Alvin Sherman Library:

Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-7pm

Returning Library Materials and Overdue Fines

  • Alvin Sherman Library
    • Overdue fines (including ILL materials) are being waived until further notice. The book drop is currently closed. 
    • For questions about late fees or returning materials, please email
    • To renew ILL materials that will soon become overdue, please submit a renewal via ILLiad (if possible, if not past due) or send us an email at

Online Library Collection

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.

Libraries Events

  • The Alvin Sherman Library is offering online events for all ages! Please check our event calendar for details.