Genealogical Society of Broward County

Alvin Shermam Library:

The Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University (ASL/NSU) is located at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314. The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) has developed a great working relationship with the library.  ASL houses the former GSBC collection, this gift became the cornerstone for genealogy resources in the library. Today it contains over 3,000 books and periodicals on genealogy is located on the fourth floor.


Library Hours:  The Genealogy Collection is open at the same hours as that of the Alvin Sherman Library  which can be found here.


Directions:  For directions and an aerial map to the library click here. 


Parking: Parking information and link to NSU Parking Portal click here.


The following short-cut will allow you to search the records of the library from your computer. Just click on Genealogy Resources below and begin your search as if you were at the library to see what there is to offer.


List of LibGuides:

Search by catagory:
Access to Flipster Through the library, you get free and instant access to the most popular magazines. Checkout and read the latest issues however you like - in the browser, on your phone, or on a tablet. Flipster is easy to use and super convenient. 
RBdigital is an audiobook and ebook download service offered to Alvin Sherman Library public cardholders and NSU current students, faculty, and staff and NSU Alumni. It has the largest collection digital audiobooks (30% of all audio in the library market is exclusive to RB or Recorded Books!), and includes best-sellers and pop-fiction in both audio- and ebook formats. Read or listen to them on your computer, or use the free RBdigital app to add your books to your favorite device.
To get your Library card click here: This will allow you to check out books and online access to many resources.

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Broward County Public Library

Broward County Library, a partner with the Alvin Sherman Library, has 38 branches conveniently located throughout Broward County. Locations, directions, and hours are found here:

Genealogy and history databases for library card holders include Ancestry Library Edition (in library), Fold3 for Libraries (in library and remote access), and Historical Florida Newspapers (in library and remote access). For the list of History, Genealogy, and Biography databases, and genealogy research links, click here:

For a complete list of Broward County Library Online Resources, click here:

E-Books, E-Audiobooks, and E-Magazines are available for checkout with the Overdrive or Libby Apps, including current and past issues of popular magazines like Family Tree, and Family Tree UK. Click here for all Broward County Library E-Media Resources:

Click here for access to Broward County Library Interlibrary Loan Services and an easy link to WorldCat:

Check your eligibility and get a Broward County Library Card or E-Card here:

Broward County Library Special Collections  include Broward County Historical Archives, the African American Research Library & Cultural Center Special Collection, Bienes Museum Rare Books Collection, Virtual AARLCC, and Broward County Digital Archives.