LibraryThe primary mission of the Mercer University Libraries is to serve as a gateway of information resources through strong collections and innovative, technology-rich patron services to support the present and future educational needs of the University community. The four Mercer libraries and four Regional Academic Center library collections offer a wide variety of print, non-print and electronic resources, including web-based library catalogs and remotely accessible full-text resources.

Mercer is a full participant in GALILEO, the award-winning statewide library network of full-text resources, e-books and indexes that brings a full array of information resources to the desktop. Combined, the Mercer libraries are a powerful part of the curricula of the schools and colleges of Mercer University.

The Jack Tarver Library in Macon serves primarily undergraduates through the College of Liberal Arts, the Macon programs of the Stetson School of Business and Economics, the Tift College of Education, the School of Engineering, the Townsend School of Music, Penfield College and the English Language Institute.

Library ImageThe Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library in Atlanta serves the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the McAfee School of Theology, the Atlanta programs of Business and Economics, Education and Penfield College, the English Language Institute, and the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.

The Medical Library and Peyton T. Anderson Learning Resources Center offer a variety of materials that support the Medical School's problem-based curriculum, graduate programs, faculty research and development and community health interests.

The Furman Smith Law Library, located in the Walter F. George School of Law on Georgia Avenue, is the center of legal research for faculty, students and the local bar community.

Regional Academic Centers Libraries

  • Douglas County
  • Henry County
  • Newnan

American Baptist Historical Society Archives

The American Baptist Historical Society is the archive and historical interpreter of a major religious denomination — American Baptist Churches USA — made up of 5,800 churches and 1.5 million people. ABHS is located in Atlanta, GA on the campus of Mercer University.