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Ask a Librarian

Ask by Phone

Reference Desk: (954) 262-4613
Public Library Services Desk: (954) 262-5477
Toll Free: 1 (800) 541-6682 ext. 24613
Canada / the Caribbean / Panama: 1 (800) 554-6682 ext. 24613

Ask by Phone Hours (EST)
Monday – Thursday: 10a.m. – 7p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10a.m. – 6p.m.
Sunday: 11a.m. – 7p.m.

Chat Online


Chat Service Hours (EST)
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 10a.m. – 12a.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10a.m. – 6p.m.

Please note that the Alvin Sherman Library participates in a state wide Ask a Librarian chat program – if an NSU librarian is not on duty your question may be answered by a librarian elsewhere in Florida.

Text Us

Need quick, short answer? You can text us  when the reference desk is open. Send a text message beginning with the letters NSU to (954) 372-3505 – then just ask your question! Of course, your phone company’s normal charges for text messaging apply.

Text Service Hours (EST)
Monday – Thursday, Sunday: 10a.m. – 12a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10a.m. – 5p.m.

Please note that the Alvin Sherman Library participates in a state wide Ask a Librarian text program – if an NSU librarian is not on duty your question may be answered by a librarian elsewhere in Florida.

Write an Email

Reference Desk: refdesk@nova.edu
Public Library Services Desk: plsrefdesk@nova.edu
OR
Use our form

This is ideal for brief, factual questions. A librarian will respond typically within 24 hours except during holidays.

Make an Appointment

Use this brief form (en Español) to request an appointment.