Services for Alumni

Mercer University Libraries is happy to extend borrowing privileges to alumni.

Alumni are entitled to a library borrowing card.

Cost:  The card, valid for one calendar year from date of issue, is free

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.
  • The card may be used to borrow books at Tarver Library (Macon), Swilley Library (Atlanta), and Henry County campus libraries

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


  • The following are not available to alumni cardholders:
    • Access to Discovery or other licensed databases that require a password
    • 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
  • You must supply an email address that you check regularly
Please contact us for more information:

Swilley Library Circulation (Atlanta & Douglas/Henry RACs)

Tarver Library Circulation (Macon)

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

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