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In-Person Spring Break Hours March 2 - 9

Spring Break Hours 2024

The Mercer University Libraries will alter our in-person hours for Spring Break from March 2 through March 9 for the Swilley & Tarver Libraries as well as the Douglas & Henry Regional Academic Centers.

In-Person Spring Break Hours March 2 - 9
Swilley Library (Atlanta)*Tarver Library (Macon)*Douglas CenterHenry Center
Saturday, March 2CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
Sunday, March 3CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
Monday, March 48:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PMCLOSED10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 58:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 68:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 78:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday, March 88:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 9CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED

*24/7 spaces will be open and accessible via Bear Card. 

Valentine's Day 2024

Valentine's Day 2024

Happy Valentine’s Day, Bears! We hope you enjoy spending time with your loved ones today. Drop by the tables at the Douglas and Henry Regional Academic Centers and the Swilley Library in Atlanta to grab some candy and giveaways!

If you are located near the Tarver Library, check out their Valentine’s Day Events below.

  • Guess How Many (February 7 – 28): Guess how many Starbursts are in the jar and submit your answer to the “Valentine’s Giveaway Box.” The winner will be announced on February 28 and will receive a gift box with stickers, snacks, and other Valentine’s Day gifts.

     

  • Valentine’s Arts and Crafts (February 14): Join the Tarver Library for a Valentine’s Day craft event to make friendship bracelets, cards, and pipe cleaner flowers! All supplies will be provided so just bring your creativity. Make something for you or for someone important to you! Event will take place February 14th from 1-3 PM on the 2nd floor of the Tarver Library.
Valentine's Day 2024
2024 Edmonds Student Research Award

2024 Tarver Library Research Award

Have an outstanding research paper or project utilizing library resources? We want to know!

Submit an application for the Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 16th at 5 PM. The winner will receive a $300 monetary prize and a commemorative plaque awarded at Honors Convocation on Friday, April 26, 2024, and the runner-up will receive a $200 monetary prize and certificate.

Please submit questions regarding the Valerie B. Edmonds Student Research Award to Lee Olson, Head of Research Services.

2024 Edmonds Student Research Award
Black History Month February 1 - 29

Black History Month 2024

Black History Month is February 1-29, and Mercer University Libraries (MUL) is proud to celebrate this month on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. Since “African Americans and the Arts” is this year’s theme, one of the focuses will be on black gospel singers and the history of gospel music. During the month of February, check out the list of films, books, and web resources to explore gospel music.

Films

The films below are available to watch through the Mercer Libraries in Kanopy. Also, check out Kanopy’s Black History Month collection for more suggestions.

  • The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
  • Say Amen, Somebody
  • How They Got Over
  • Rejoice and Shout
  • Mahalia Jackson Sings the Songs of Christmas
  • Mavis!
  • The Believers

Books

Check out these books available through the library.

Web Resources

Here’s a list of resources to explore during Black History Month.

Black History Month February 1 - 29
APA Workshop 2024

APA Workshop

Do you want to learn APA style? We can help!

Join us for a Zoom workshop on Thursday, February 8 at 6 PM. To receive the Zoom link, please fill out the online form.

For questions, please contact Florence Tang.

We hope to see you there!

Drawn image of Martin Luther King, Jr. with the text injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and MLK Day.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024

The Mercer University Libraries commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights activists, were dedicated to the fight for freedom and equality. Check out the film, books, and web resources below about Dr. King, and visit the table displays at the Douglas and Henry Regional Academic Centers and the Swilley Library. Lastly, be sure to watch last year’s interview with Rev. Dr. Thomas Slater, professor emeritus in the McAfee School of Theology, who discussed Dr. King’s speeches and sermons. This video will also be streamed in the Swilley Library.

Film Spotlight

MLK/FBI is a documentary that accounts the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) excessive and unwarranted surveillance of Dr. King. It’s available to stream on Kanopy, which is accessible through the Mercer University Libraries.

Books

Browse a few of these books available through the libraries.

Web Resources

For more information about Martin Luther King, Jr., see the resources below.

Drawn image of Martin Luther King, Jr. with the text injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and MLK Day.
2024 Swilley Research Award

2024 Swilley Research Award

Did you receive a high grade on a library research project? Consider applying for the Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library Student Research Award!

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:59 P.M. The winner will receive $300 and a plaque while the runner-up will receive $200 and a certificate. For group winners, the amount will be split between individuals. Applicants must submit their proposals to the Atlanta Research Conference and choose “yes” to submit to the Swilley Research Award. All Atlanta and RAC students are eligible to apply. Submissions are now being accepted; fill out the online proposal form to apply.

For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Cameron Miller at miller_c@mercer.edu. Good luck!

2024 Swilley Research Award
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours 2024

The Mercer University Libraries will observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by altering our hours.

The Swilley and Tarver Libraries will be open on Sunday, January 14 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM and all locations will be closed on Monday, January 15.

*24/7 areas at the Swilley and Tarver Libraries will be open and accessible with a Bear Card.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Hours
In-Person Spring Semester Hours January 8 through May 4

In-Person Hours for Spring 2024

The Mercer University Libraries will begin our regular Spring hours on Monday, January 8.

In-Person Spring Semester Hours January 8 through May 4
Swilley Library (Atlanta)*Tarver Library (Macon)*Douglas CenterHenry Center
Sunday2:00 PM - 10:00 PM2:00 PM - 10:00 PMClosedClosed
Monday8:00 AM - 10:00 PM8:00 AM - 10:00 PMClosed10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 10:00 PM8:00 AM - 10:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 10:00 PM8:00 AM - 10:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 10:00 PM8:00 AM - 10:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*24/7 spaces will be open and accessible via Bear Card. 

In-Person Semester Break Hours

In-Person New Year Break Hours 2024

The Mercer University Libraries in-person service hours will be altered for the New Year break from January 2 until January 7.

24/7 areas will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 8:00 AM for access via Bear Card.

In-Person Semester Break Hours
Swilley Library (Atlanta)*Tarver Library (Macon)*
Tuesday, January 28:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, January 38:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 48:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, January 58:00 AM - 5:00 PM8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 6CLOSEDCLOSED
Sunday, January 7CLOSEDCLOSED

*24/7 spaces will be open and accessible via Bear Card. 

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