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The Alvin Sherman library is open only to students, faculty, and staff at this time. For current information, see https://lib.nova.edu/virtual


From I-95 or Florida’s Turnpike

  1. Head west on I-595 West, exiting at University Drive also called SR 817 (Exit #5).
  2. Continue South on University Drive to SW 30th Street/Abe Fischler Blvd.
  3. Turn left (east) onto SW 30th Street.
  4. Drive east past the Baptist Health Training Facility, turn right at the NSU North Campus entrance onto Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd.
  5. The library parking garage will be on the right. Parking is $1 / hour.

General Parking, Buses, and Shuttles

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Parking Garage

Parking is available in the library parking garage. Public patrons visiting the campus must enter the garage from the east entrance off Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd.  Public parking costs $1.00 per hour.  Public parking is normally available only on the first floor of the garage.

Please make note of your parking space number and pay in advance at one of the two meters located near the elevators in the southeast corner of the garage or one of the two meters located on the north side of the garage. Please return to your car and put the meter receipt on your dashboard where it can be seen.

parking garage
Pay By Phone

Payment can be made with change, bills or credit card. There is a change machine ($1.00 coin only as change) at the southeast corner of the the garage by the elevators.

Students, faculty, and staff can enter on the east, north and west sides of the library parking garage and hold their SharkCard ID up to the gated entrance readers to obtain access. If entering from the east side access the gate on the inside ramp with your SharkCard ID and park on the upper levels.

For help with parking issues please contact the library at 954-262-4601 or NSU Public Safety at 954-262-8999.

NSU Shuttles

Free shuttles are available to and from all areas of the campus and stop adjacent to the library. For more details, see the Main Campus Shuttle Maps site.

SFEC / Tri-Rail Express

Free SFEC/Tri-Rail Express shuttles are available from the Fort Lauderdale Airport Tri-Rail Station to the SFEC campus in Davie and back. The SFEC (South Florida Education Center) includes the Davie campuses of NSU, BCC, FAU, McFatter, and UF. Stops at NSU are located on the north side of the DeSantis Building, at the Shepherd Broad Law Center, and the Health Professions Division Center. For more details, see the SFEC/Tri-Rail Express site.

Broward County Transit

Broward County Transit buses serve the NSU Campus. For fares, maps, schedules, and additional details, see the Broward County Transit page. While there is no direct service onto the campus the following buses pass or come near the Davie campus: BCT 2, 9, 12, and the University Breeze.

Special Event Parking

Parking for Special Event | Parking in the main garage will be free on the 2nd floor and above. First floor parking is $1 / hour. Additional parking lots on campus will also be open and free. Please allow extra time to park and walk to the library.