Welcome New Mercerians!

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For our new students, here's a summary of the services offered to you!

Research Services

Librarians are available for walk-in assistance, by phone, online chat, and email to help with:

  • Developing topics
  • Finding scholarly resources
  • Searching databases
  • Citation help
  • …and more!

You may walk in or call for an appointment with a Research Services librarian for one-on-one research assistance.


Access over 200 databases hosting over 185,000 journals, 600,000 eBooks, 28,000 videos, and digital media from the library’s website. Most e-Resources are accessible from off-campus using your Mercer username and password. There are also more than 500,000 physical books in the library's collections.

Research Guides

Subject and research guides are available online for subject-specific research help.

Printing & Scanning

Printing services are available at all library locations.

Scanning is also available free of charge with a USB drive.

  • 10¢ per black & white page
  • 35¢ per color page


Atlanta Regional Council For Higher Education (ARCHE)

Mercer is a member of ARCHE, which allows you to borrow from collections of other ARCHE libraries in specific situations. Visit the Mercer University Library to obtain an ARCHE card.

Borrowing Policies


90 Days, I Renewal

Course Reserves

Varies, No Renewal


7 Days, No Renewal

Available Equipment

Computers, laptops, cameras, calculators, USB drives, projectors, whiteboards, markers, etc. Availability varies by location.

Interlibrary Loan

You can request books and journal articles that are not available at Mercer through the online form.

Course Reserves

Books, articles, videos, and more that have been placed on reserve by your professors are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.

View Your Library Account Online

Go to libraries.mercer.edu/your-library-account to:

  • Renew borrowed items
  • Check status of interlibrary loans

Study Spaces

Group and quiet study spaces, as well as 24-hour spaces, are available in Atlanta and Macon.

You can find contact information for libraries in Macon, Atlanta, and the centers here.