Services for Visiting Scholars

Mercer University Libraries is happy to extend borrowing privileges to visiting scholars.

Visiting scholars are entitled to a library borrowing card.

Borrowing Privileges*:

  • Books can be checked out for 28 days with 1 renewal allowed
  • Media checkouts are not permitted
  • Maximum number of items allowed is 10 
  • The card must be presented when checking out items.

Specific limitations are detailed on the “Borrowing Materials” page under the “Other” patron type 


  • The following are not available to visiting scholar cardholders:
    • Access to electronic resources that require a password
    • Study rooms
    • 24-Hour access
  • The card is not valid at the Mercer School of Medicine’s Library or the Mercer Law Library
  • Books are subject to recall if needed by Mercer University faculty, staff, or students.  Recalled books must be returned or fines will accrue.
  • The use of the card is limited to the individual named on the card
Please contact us for more information:
Swilley Library Circulation (Atlanta & Douglas/Henry RACs)
Tarver Library Circulation (Macon)

For questions about other library services, please see our Ask a Librarian service.

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