MaconCatalog : Academic Services, Resources, and Activities : Mercer University Library System
Mercer University Library System
In 2019, the Law, Medical, and University Libraries migrated the library management and discovery services to a shared system using Ex Libris’s Alma and Primo—the premier academic library services platform. New features reflect a forward-looking view of the scholarly publishing marketplace and provide opportunities to engage in resource sharing with over 1,600 Alma libraries in Georgia and worldwide. Working more closely together with this shared interface, the libraries provide collections, services, staff, and a mix of individual and collaborative spaces to provide the best possible services to our scholarly community. A primary focus is offering comprehensive support for academic success for all students on all campuses, including an expanding virtual presence.
The Skelton Medical Library and Peyton T. Anderson Learning Resources Center, located in the School of Medicine, 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 library’s Clinical Campus Branch is maintained at the Health Sciences Library of Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA, one of the medical school’s teaching hospitals.
The Furman Smith Law Library, which is accessible to law students 24 hours a day, is the center for legal research information at Mercer's law school. The law library's staff includes professional librarians who have both law degrees and master's degrees in library and information science. The library's staff provides instruction in the required "Introduction to Legal Research" course, as well as the elective "Advanced Legal Research" course, which further develops a lawyer's ability to critically select and use a wide range of legal information sources. Mercer law librarians also teach specialized legal research, as part of doctrinal courses, on topics such as labor, securities, tax, and environmental law. The library's collection includes judicial, legislative, administrative, and practice materials, in electronic and print formats, for all jurisdictions, with an emphasis on Georgia and the Southeast. The library and computer lab form a fully integrated, functional unit, and Mercer law students utilize desktop computers and network drops to access the law school's network.
Jack Tarver Library
The Mercer University Library offers comprehensive support for academic success for all students -- Atlanta, Macon, Centers, or via distance learning programs.
Our vision: Advancing the discovery, development, and delivery of scholarship that researchers use to change our world.
Our mission: Transforming scholars by promoting an innovative and adaptive environment that allows creative, collaborative, and independent learning. We provide tailored, accessible resources through collections, partnerships, and inspired service.
The Library web site is the gateway to library services, collections, and personal assistance. This includes research guides tailored to the subject matter of individual degree programs as well as links to librarians for research assistance and information about library services, facilities, and technology. A patron-driven purchasing model places appropriate emphasis on expertise of faculty and students to alert the library of items required for their instruction and/or their research needs. The university archives and special collections are housed in the Tarver Library and are available for research into Mercer history and the life of Baptists in Georgia.