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The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP)

The Panza Maurer Law Librarywas designated a Law Library Depository on October 7, 1982. Our Federal Depository Library number is 0107C, and we are located in the 20th Congressional district.

For an overview of what makes Federal Depository Libraries unique and essential to the American public, see Easy AS FDL: Free Information, Dedicated Service, and Limitless Possibilities

Because we are part of a private university, the Panza Maurer Law Library's primary patrons are NSU law students, faculty and staff. We also serve the entire NSU community, NSU Law alumni, other local attorneys, and the surrounding community. Federal depository library materials are available during the Panza Maurer Law Library's hours of operation:

Sunday - Thursday:

8:00 a.m. - Midnight

Friday - Saturday:

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Other depository libraries in Florida are public libraries or universities, and might provide additional services to the general public.

Reference assistance is available during these hours:

Reference Service

Monday - Thursday:

10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

To contact a Reference Librarian, call 954.262.6201 or send an email to

Online Catalog
The shelving locations of all depository materials, as well as full bibliographic information and links to online sources, can be found by using NovaCat, the University Libraries' online catalog.

Print Collections
The Panza Maurer Law Library chiefly collects materials that support legal research, selecting approximately 15% of available items. Many of the microform publications are housed on the first floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library, and most of the print publications are located on the third floor. These publications are shelved/filed according to the Superintendent of Documents classification system. Some printed publications, such as the United States Reports, are housed on the second floor of the Panza Maurer Law Library, and are shelved in the Federal section. Two other NSU Libraries - the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center (ASLRITC), and the Oceanographic Center Library - also house some of the resources of the depository.

CDs and Other Tangible Electronic Formats
The general public may access all tangible electronic products (CD-ROMs, DVDs) which are selected through the depository program. Since most government documents are now provided via the Web, the majority of these have been withdrawn, except for a few titles which are not available online. Those which we do retain are available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk during the Panza Maurer Law Library's hours of operation. The materials may be checked out, or used at the workstation with printer, located in the Circulation / Reference area on the second floor.

FDLP Internet Use Policy
The Panza Maurer Law Library offers the general public free access to online Federal government information provided through the FDLP, on the same principle of free access that governs the use of traditional depository materials.

Access to online Federal government information is provided via a public workstation with printer, located in the Circulation / Reference area on the second floor. You are not required to present identification in order to use this computer.

If you wish to download online Federal government information, you may send the information via email, or download to your own storage device (such as a flash drive).

A librarian is available to help you during the Reference assistance hours listed above.  If you do not need help, you may access online Federal government information on your own.

All Internet use is subject to the University's Acceptable Use of Computing Resources policy.

Useful links

Click here to view a list of helpful Federal Government Information Resources (Scroll down the page until you see this heading)

Click here to access the Law Library Guide to United States Government Resources.

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