Community/Other Borrowers

last modified 2020-12-10T14:25:34-05:00

Mercer University Libraries extends borrowing privileges to those persons not affiliated with Mercer University who reside in the following counties: Bibb, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, Henry, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs. Douglas and Henry County residents must purchase their Community User Cards at either Tarver Library on the Macon campus, or Swilley Library on the Atlanta campus.

Cost:  The card, valid for one calendar year from date of purchase, costs $50.00 per year.  The $50.00 fee is non-refundable. 

Borrowing Privileges:

  • Specific limitations are detailed on the loan rules page. The "Other" patron type contains the applicable rules.
  • The card must be presented when checking out items.
  • The card may be used to borrow books at the Macon, Atlanta, and McDonough (Henry County) campus libraries. 


  • 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.
  • Use of the card is limited to the individual named on the card.
  • The following are not available to community cardholders: Computers, Group Study Rooms, media items (DVDs, CDs, etc.), access to 24-Hour Study Rooms, and access to Discovery or other licensed databases that require a password.

You may fill out this downloadable form and return to a service point. You must supply an email address that you check regularly.