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Alumnae & Visitors

The primary mission of McCain Library is to support the information and research needs of current Agnes Scott College students, faculty and staff.

We also serve graduates of the college, family of faculty and staff, ARCHE interlibrary use patrons and special guests of the college. Library privileges extended to alumnae, visitors and other "guest borrowers" are intended to supplement the resources available through the guest's own employer, school or public library. 

Visitors under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult.

Please sign the Visitor Register at the front desk.

Librarians are available on weekdays to assist with locating and retrieving resources. To ensure a librarian is able to assist with your research needs, please call 404.471.6096 or email

Archives researchers should request an appointment prior to visiting at

To facilitate the onsite use of materials we offer photocopy machines, printers and scanners.

Sorry, but ...

The following services are not available to alumnae or other categories of guest borrowers:

  • Off-campus/remote access to GALILEO and/or other online research databases.
    • Individuals in Georgia may obtain a GALILEO password from their public library.
    • Alumnae may request off-campus access to three specially licensed databases. 
    • Visitors with laptop computers can request a login and password at the Circulation Desk to access the library's database collection while on campus.
  • Circulation of audiovisual materials (such as DVDs or CDs) or audiovisual equipment
  • Placing of holds and recalls
  • ARCHE interlibrary use cards
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Use of group study rooms and media viewing rooms
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