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Library FAQs


How do I check out library materials?

You will need your NSU Shark Card I.D. or your Broward County library card to check out materials. College of Law alumni may provide a photo I.D. to check out materials. Please note that many items in the collection do not circulate. Items that do not circulate include codes, reporters, loose-leaf materials, periodicals, multi volume series, and books with pocket parts. For information on which materials circulate and the length of our checkout periods, please check the Panza Maurer Law Library Policy page  (

Where are the copiers/printers/scanners?

The copier rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors next to the elevators. Each room has copy machines and student printers. Copies are 10 cents a page. You can use your NSU Shark Card to make copies after adding value to your card. Non-NSU patrons can use cash to make copies. The law library provides two scanners for use by students and the public located behind the Circulation Desk.

Who can assist with reference questions?

The library has seven qualified librarians. All are dual degreed with both a J.D. and an MS in Library and Information Science. The Circulation Desk staff can call a librarian to assist you if a librarian is available. If you have a question that is likely to take more than 10-15 minutes, please make an appointment with a reference librarian (

Can I eat and/or drink in the library?

Food and drinks are permitted in the library. Please make sure to throw all waste in trash cans and report any spills to the circulation desk. 

Does the library staff re-shelve the books I use in the library?

The law library keeps statistics on which books are being used so that we can better decide how to allocate our budget.  For this reason, please put the books you use on the red carts at the end of the stacks so that our staff can re-shelve them.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located on the east side of each floor, past the elevator. Once past the elevator, turn right.

Where are the water fountains?

The water fountains are also located on the east side of each floor, past the elevator. As you pass the elevator, turn right.

Are there study rooms available?

There are 28 study rooms available for checkout by NSU College of Law students only.  (

Can I talk/use my cell phone in the Panza Maurer Law Library?

The entire Panza Maurer Law Library is a quiet zone.  Please take cell phone conversations outside the law library onto the bridge or Atrium. College of Law students who wish to work collaboratively in the Panza Maurer Law Library may check out a study room.

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