About the Library

Mission Statement

The Nova Southeastern University Libraries collaborate to be the premier research, cultural, and lifelong learning centers for NSU and the community.

“Bad libraries only build collections, good libraries build services (and a collection is only one of many). Great libraries build communities.”

R. David Lankes

A Message from James Hutchens, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian

Since December 8, 2001, our mission has been to be a great library.

The Nova Southeastern University Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center has a unique partnership with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to provide access to its resources not just for NSU students, faculty, and staff, but to anyone living, working or going to school in Broward County.  As a university library and cultural center, the library has something for everyone.

Standing five stories high, the library offers wireless access throughout the building; 23 study rooms; a collaborative study room; the Cotilla Gallery with ongoing exhibits; programs for all ages; the Weiner Holocaust Resource and Reflection Center; 1,000 user seats; and a café.  The library environment is spacious, high tech, yet friendly.

Whether you are an NSU faculty, staff or student, a beginning reader or a lifelong learner, we invite you to explore and discover your dreams, hopes, and desires at our library.