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Services

Not including our vast collection, programs and events, and databases and electronic resources, the Sherman Library offers a myriad of perks that we just have to tell you about.

The Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery is located on the second floor showcases a revolving display of exhibitions with a broad range of appeal and subject matter. Free and open to the public, the gallery is intended for display of artwork, performance space for music and other arts and cultural events.

Performing Arts Center

The Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center is an exceptional, 498-seat auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and acoustics. It plays an important role in the cultural and educational life of students and residents alike. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a managing partner of the theater and provides even more events.

Sound cool!? Find Tickets, events, and other info.

Labs, Peripherals, and WiFi

The free wifi here flows like milk and honey! To top it off, we have computer labs, a lot of public computers, study rooms, printers, copiers, and scanners galore.

SharkPrint

All public computers in the Alvin Sherman Library are connected to public printers in the building. Printing can be done in black and white at all printers. Color printing is available in the OIIT computer lab on the first floor and at the printers on the second floor in reference. BW prints are $0.05 per page and color is $0.10 per page. NSU students use their SharkLink account and NSU ID to print. NSU faculty and staff must create an account in the print system and add cash to the NSU ID. Public users must create an account in the print system and add money to their ASL Public Card or ASL Cash Card to print. For more information about SharkPrint visit the NSU Card office website.

Photocopiers (Self-Service)

Photocopiers are available on three floors of the library. In the Public Library Services area (1st floor) there is one public black and white (BW) copier; on the second floor, in the southwest corner of the building, there are four; three BW and one color copier. On the third floor, also in the SW corner, there are two BW copiers which take cards only.

BW copies cost $0.10 per page, color $0.50 per page. There is one BW copier on the second floor that takes cash. Otherwise you will need to add cash to your NSU Shark Card, ASL Public Card or ASL Cash Card. The minimum amount on your card should be $0.30. You can check on the current status of the photocopiers or report a problem on the Equipment and Service Status page.

Digital Scanner

A digital scanner is available on the second floor, west side of the library. Scan and send your document to your email or to the cloud. You can also download to a flash drive or your device.

Technology Facilities

With offices on 1st floor of the library and managed by the NSU Office of Innovation and Information Technologies (OIIT), Technology Facilities maintains the public computers, software, and laptops available for use by both the NSU community and public patrons. For more information, call (954)262-4700 or visit the Technology Facilities Website.

Grant Writing Laboratory

The Office of Research and Technology Transfer has a Grant Writing Laboratory in the Alvin Sherman Library in Room 2048. The Grant Lab is open to NSU faculty and staff only to work with the Grant Writing Manager on grant proposals and grant projects. All aspects of proposal development can be addressed at the Grant Lab, from brainstorming, grant/project planning, and funding research, to proposal writing. The services offered in the Grant Lab are closely coordinated with existing services offered by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and intended to provide faculty with additional support in their grant seeking efforts. For more information about the Lab’s services go to this website.

Facilities

Cash-to-Card and Cash Card Vending Machines

There are three Cash-to-Card and Cash Card vending machines in the Alvin Sherman Library: two on the first floor (one in the Computer Lab and the other in the hall behind the elevators) and one in Reference on the second floor. These machines accept bills only. Users can add cash to the NSU ID, ASL Public Card or purchase or recharge their Cash Card. You can check on the current status of the card machines or report a problem on the Equipment and Service Status page.

Public Safety

A campus-wide service for the security and protection of the NSU campus and community, Public Safety has a desk at the entrance of the library. Public Safety officers are available at all times when the building is open. For assistance call 954-262-8999. PS also serve as a contact point for Library’s Lost & Found.

Vending Machines

We have vending machines with snacks and the other beverages, located in the photocopier room on the third floor of the library in the southwest corner of the building, as well as on the second floor. Please be considerate of others when consuming food in the library and remove all trash.