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Directions and Parking

Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314

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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 Alvin Sherman Library parking garage will be on the right. Parking is $1 / hour.

Parking, Buses, and Shuttles


parking garage
Parking Garage

Parking is available in the Alvin Sherman Library parking garage located on the east entrance off Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd. Public parking costs $1.00 per hour with a maximum of 15 hours. Public parking is normally available on the first floor of the garage (location code 15804) and other areas when available (location code 15803). NOTE: NO BACK-IN PARKING.

Parking fees can be paid by using the PayByPhone application (service fee of $0.35 is applicable; Note: PayByPhone App now charges 15 cents for SMS Reminders and 15 cents for SMS Confirmations. However, users have the option to disable these notifications in the App) or at a pay booth in advance. There are two pay booths located near the elevators in the southeast corner of the garage. You will need your license plate number to make a payment.

parking garage
Pay By Phone Sign

Payment can be made with coin or credit card. Minimum coin payment is set to 5¢. However, minimum credit card payment is set to $2. There is a change machine (accepts $1.00 bill only) at the southeast corner of the garage by the elevators. In addition to the pay booth and PayByPhone application, we are also providing daily and monthly permits. Daily permits are $5/day per vehicle and monthly permits are $16.67/month per vehicle. To purchase a daily or monthly permit go to NSU’s Parking Portal.

For help with parking issues, please contact the library at 954-262-4601 or NSU Public Safety at 954-262-8999. For more information see NSU Visitor Parking.

Chargepoint Electronic Vehicle charging stations

There are two Chargepoint Electronic Vehicle charging stations located on the first floor of the Alvin Sherman Library parking garage. Both are located behind the ramp to the second floor and by the central elevators.

For more information about Chargepoint see:

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.