Media Centers

  • Lower School
  • Middle School
  • Upper School

Hours of Operation

The Lower School Media Center is open from 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have a question or need to contact the Media Center Specialist, please call (954) 262-4529.

Electronic Resources

Lower School Media Center

The Lower School Media Center provides students and teachers with a wide variety of services and resources that enhance the curriculum, provide literature enrichment, and assist in the development of a life-long appreciation for reading. It is fully automated with an electronic catalog of holdings that can be searched in a pictorial format for the youngest users, or through more sophisticated Boolean search techniques for older students. Students can also search our electronic catalog from home through the NSU University School web site. The Lower School Media Center houses a rich collection of nearly 30,000 titles and primarily serves students and teachers in the Lower School (Grades Prek-5), but is open to all NSU University School students, faculty, and parents.

A full-time Media Specialist in the library as well as the faculty and staff of the Lower School instruct students in library literacy and research skills, through both print and online resources. Students enjoy many reading services such as book discussions, Reading Counts, Summer Reading programs, book clubs, book fairs, and storytelling.

NSU University School students also have access to select age appropriate resources at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library and Technology Center where they enjoy book readings from renowned authors and can peruse a collection of more than 400,000 books, journals, and audio visual resources.

Reading Counts

The Lower School participates in a nationally renowned, interactive, reading achievement program called Reading Counts. This program is available on all of our school’s computers as an enrichment to our reading program.  Through independent reading, students improve vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.  Students read a wide variety of children’s books and take a computerized quiz that assesses whether the child has completed and understood the book. A management system tracks the student’s reading and performance and teachers then utilize this information to analyze the student’s reading comprehension and make recommendations that will encourage success. Most of these books are available at the Lower School Media Center and many are available at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research & Information Technology Center. 

Hours of Operation

The Middle School Media Center is open from 7:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have a question or need to contact the Media Center Specialist, please call (954) 262-4456.

Middle School Media Center

The Middle School Media Center provides students and teachers with a wide variety of services and resources that enrich the curriculum and provide a place where students can conduct research and teachers can assist in the development of life-long learners. It primarily serves students and teachers in the Middle School (Grades 6-8), but is open to all NSU University School students, faculty, and parents. It houses approximately 4,300 resources including books, video tapes, and audiotapes.

NSU University School students also have access to select age appropriate resources at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library and Technology Center where they enjoy book readings from renowned authors and can peruse a collection of more than 400,000 books, journals, and audio visual resources.

Hours of Operation

The Upper School Media Center is open from 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have a question or need to contact the Media Center Specialist, please call (954) 262-4418.

Upper School Media Center

The Upper School Media Center helps support the academic curriculum at NSU University School and provides a place where students can conduct research, work on school projects, and surround themselves with an abundant amount of information. Newly renovated with a laptop station, computer area, and furniture, our library primarily serves students and teachers in the Upper School (Grades 9-12), but is open to all NSU University School students, faculty, and parents. It houses over 17,000 books, more than 125 periodical subscriptions, and holds numerous compact discs, video tapes, audiotapes, and laser discs. NSU University School students even have access to the same NSU databases that college students use including testing databases where students can take practice tests for the ACT, SAT, AP, GRE, etc.

NSU University School students also have access to select age appropriate resources at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library and Technology Center where they enjoy book readings from renowned authors and can peruse a collection of more than 400,000 books, journals, and audio visual resources.