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Our Mission

We are committed to ensuring that students are prepared for a dynamic and complex information environment by providing cutting-edge teaching and learning spaces, information technology, and information resources.  We aim to inspire and nurture in students the desire to continue learning throughout their lives and to use information ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

The Mercy University libraries serve students, faculty, and staff of the University.  Librarians are available to provide virtual research assistance, consultations, and information literacy instruction.

Availability of research assistance and other services (hours) may vary by campus, so call your home campus for specific information.

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For more information about the Mercy University Libraries, check out the expandable links below:

Can I drop in to ask a reference question? 
Yes, librarians are meeting with patrons at the reference desk.  We also encourage you to use our virtual reference services that include - Live Chat, E-mail (RefQ), Zoom, and Phone.

What technology equipment will I be able to borrow? 
Laptops will be loaned for the entire day and are due back one hour before the library closes. Borrowing of headphones will be suspended. 

Will library faculty offer group tours and information literacy sessions in spring 2024? 
Yes, library faculty-led tours, orientations, and instructional sessions are available face-to-face or virtually.

Can I donate print materials to the library, such as books, textbooks, children's books, journals or magazines? 
The library is not currently accepting book donations. Thank you for thinking of the Mercy University library!

What is a CWID #?
Your CWID# (University Wide Identification Number) is your Mercy ID number. It can be found on any official correspondence from the University or it can be located in your records in Mercy Connect.

Can alumni access databases outside the Library?
Unfortunately, because of vendor restrictions, use of subscription databases and other electronic resources are limited to on campus use only. Please visit one of our three campus libraries if you need to access full text articles.

Can I visit the library if I am not affiliated with Mercy University?

Please see the University's visitor policy at 

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About the Libraries' Collection

Resources are available in many formats, including a huge collection of e-Books. Desktop computers, laptops and wireless network provide access to the libraries’ online catalogs, electronic databases and Internet resources to support the University’s on-site and online programs. Off-site users have access to the libraries’ online catalogs, e-books and databases through the Mercy University libraries’ website.

Libraries' Hours

Libraries' Contact Information

Please email for virtual reference assistance on Sundays.

Get Research Help

Reference service is available to all current Mercy University students, faculty and staff.

Help is available from the following:

Need subject tutoring or writing help? Contact the Center for Academic Excellence and Innovation