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UNIV 1000 First Year Experience

Second Floor Overview

Photo of Glass Garden by Dale ChihulyOn the second floor, you will find the:

  • Reference Desk
  • Computers, printing stations and Scanner
  • Open study space
  • Study rooms 
  • Copiers
  • Vending machines 
  • Holocaust Remembrance and Reflection Museum
  • Cotilla Gallery 

Near the top of the stairs is the NSU Glass Garden, a beautiful commissioned sculpture by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Alvin Sherman Library second floor map

Reference Desk

Reference DeskThe Reference Desk is staffed by librarians ready to answer questions and help you use library resources for your research.

Reference Librarians can help you:

  • Find books and e-books
  • Use databases to find articles, dissertations, landmark studies, and instruments 
  • Evaluate sources
  • Use citation tools
  • And more!

Reference Librarians also provide virtual assistance through "Ask a Librarian." Visit our website for the Reference Desk hours and contact information.

Computers, Printers, & Scanner

printerBehind the Reference Desk is an open computer area for anyone to use. Log on to the computers with your SharkLink ID, library card, or guest pass (available at the service desks).

Every July, currently enrolled NSU students receive print credits to "My NSU Print" accounts. To learn more about printing at NSU or to request a refund for printer errors, visit the SharkCard Services website.

To Print From Your Device:

1. Login to
2. Upload your document.
3. Head to a print station.
4. Swipe your SharkCard or library card (or enter your SharkLink ID); then click "Print" for each document you want to release.

Pro Tip:

  • Please avoid printing double-sided color pages. (It will cause a printer paper jam.)
  • You don't need your SharkCard to print!


Touch Screen Scanner:

The touch screen scanner near the Reference Desk allows you to scan and send your documents to your email, a flash drive, or to the cloud. It has both a flat lay scanning bed and a document feeder. 

KIC scanner update 2023

Open Study Space

phone charging locker The second floor is furnished with different chairs, tables, work pods, and seating areas so you can work comfortably. The partitioned tables and blue work pods have outlets built-in so you can easily charge your laptop and other devices.

Although the first and second floors are not designated quiet zones, please take all phone calls in the designated "Cell Phone Zone" in the hallways near the restrooms.

There is also a free phone charging locker near the open study area. 

area view of 2nd floor study area


Study Rooms

Need a place to study where you can be a little noisier in the library? Consider checking out a Study Room!

Visit the first floor Circulation Desk to check out the key with your SharkCard.

If you have questions about using a study room, please email

Photo outside a second floor study room

Photo inside a second floor study room

Copy Room & Vending

Copiers and vending machines are available on both the second and third floors.

The Copy Room has both black-and-white and color copiers that accept coins, or SharkCard funds, while the vending machines accept SharkCards, cash, and debit/credit cards.

Photo of the Second Floor Copy Machine

Photo of the Second Floor Vending Machines

Holocaust Museum

Photo inside the Holocaust Reflection and Resource CenterThe Craig and Barbara Weiner Holocaust Remembrance and Reflection Museum offers library users a place to learn and contemplate about the horrendous acts that result from intolerance and hate. 

Within the Holocaust Museum are computers to research and watch survivor testimonies, utilize a Holocaust encyclopedia, and research images
and films linked to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington, D.C., Yad Vashem, and other important memorials.

The Holocaust Museum contains original artifacts from concentration camps, several important images including research maps depicting the location of the major labor and extermination camps, examples of
Nazi propaganda, and other artifacts. Please note that the exhibits
on display contain highly sensitive and emotional information.

For more information regarding the Craig & Barbara Weiner Holocaust Museum of South Florida or Genocide & Holocaust Studies, visit our library guide.

Cotilla Gallery

The Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery showcases a revolving display of exhibitions with a broad range of appeal and subject matter. It is intended for display of artworks, performance space, poetry readings, and other arts and cultural events.

Photo of Second Floor Gallery entrance

Photo of art display in second floor gallery