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Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*Hours vary during the summer session, school breaks and exams. Full listing of hours and closings can be found in the About Us tab.

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Call Us: (864) 977-7091
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Getting Started

The Hester Memorial Library has a combination of resources to help you with your research, including print materials, eBooks, and online databases. Graduate and online students may use PASCAL participating libraries with a current NGU ID. You can obtain an NGU student ID by contacting Student Life. 

Finding Materials

To search for articles and books (electronic and print) you can use the search box below or you can click here to go straight to our discovery service, Primo. 




Finding Books

How do I find out what books are in the library?  

1.) Be sure to check out our eBook databases! We have over 180,000 titles from which to search; also, these titles contain some of the most current research in their fields of study. Now sure about reading through an entire book online? Each eBook has search options designed to help you focus and narrow your search. You can search our eBook collections with the links below or you can use our discovery service, Primo, to search all of our e-book collections. If you use Primo, you can narrow your search to e-books by selecting "Books" as the resource type and "Available Online" as the availability in the filters to the left of your search results.

Ebsco Academic Collection 

Oxford Scholarship Online 

ProQuest Ebook Central 

2.) To find a physical book, DVD or other library material, search Primo and narrow your search down by selecting "Held by Library" in the left-hand filter menu.

Keep searches SIMPLE--use one to three important words, NOT a sentence
Decide whether you are searching for:
  • Random words = Keyword search
  • A topic = Subject Search
  • An Author = Author Search (last name, first name)
  • Words in the title = Title Search

For each item included in the Search Results, the catalog displays the availability, the call number and the physical location within the library.


How do I figure out where a book or DVD is on the shelf?  A call number is used to identify the exact location of an item on the shelf.  

  • Items with a call number beginning with A-Z are located in the general circulating collection on the 2nd floor.
  • Items with a call number beginning with "Prayer" are located in the Buddy Freeman Prayer Collection next to the Bible Museum on the first floor.
  • Items with a call number beginning with "Roark" are located near the circulation desk on the first floor.
  • Items with a call number beginning with "McCormick" are located on the short shelves near the Learning and Listening rooms on the first floor.


Finding Articles

How and where do I find scholarly articles?  The best way to find appropriate articles is by searching the library's online databases.  The databases include articles from scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and more. You can limit your search to full-text and/or scholarly journals within each database.

The Databases A-Z Libguide page lists all of our databases alphabetically. You can also narrow the databases down by subject. You can search for articles in multiple databases at once by using Primo and narrowing your search down to articles using the search box.  

Instructions for off-campus access are included below.


Off-Campus Access

1. To access Online Research Databases, e-Book Collections, or other electronic resources through our proxy service, you'll be prompted to enter your NGU username and password.  This is the same username and password you use to access NGU email or to login to computers at NGU.  For the username, you only need to enter the first part of the email address (example: smithjd15).  

If you need help with off-campus access, please contact us:

Phone: 864-977-7094


The video below will show you how to use our databases and our catalog, Primo. 




Assistance on how to access our databases:

Call Reference at 864-977-7094 or Circulation at 864-977-7091


Information on using other libraries:

Call Reference at 864-977-7094 or Circulation at 864-977-7091


Instruction on how to use databases or resources:

Call Reference at 864-977-7094


Interlibrary loan assistance:

Call Reference at 864-977-7094


To schedule an appointment to meet a reference librarian or librarian assistant at the Brashier Campus:

Call Reference at 864-977-7094.

You can also e-mail us at


Atlas of Animal Anatomy and Histology by Péter Lőw, Kinga Molnár, and György Kriska

Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter
Mosby's Medical Dictionary by Marie T. O'Toole
Physiology at a Glance by Jeremy P.T. Ward and R.W.A. Linden


Business Ethics by Mark S. Swartz
Ethical Leadership in Organizations by Bernhard Bachmann
How to Work With and Lead People Not Like You by Kelly McDonald
Responsible Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making by Sunil Savur and Sukhbir Sandhu
The 100 Most Important American Financial Crises: An Encyclopedia of the Lowest Points in American Economic History by Quentin R. Skrabec

Christian Studies

1 & 2 Chronicles by Andrew E. Hill
1 & 2 Kings by August H. Konkel
1 & 2 Timothy/Titus by Walter J. Liefeld
1 and 2 Samuel by Bill T. Arnold
1 and 2 Thessalonians by Michael W. Holmes
1 Corinthians by Craig L. Blomberg
1 Peter by Scot McKnight
2 Corinthians by Scott J. Hafemann
2 Peter, and Jude by Douglas J. Moo
Acts by Ajith Fernando
Colossians and Philemon by David E. Garland
Daniel by Tremper Longman
Deuteronomy by Daniel Isaac Block
Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs by Lain W. Provan
Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation by Mark A.Lamport and Martin E. Marty
Ephesians by Klyne Snodgrass
Esther by Karen H. Jobes
Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture by Timothy J. Demy and Paul R. Shockley
Exodus by Peter Enns
Ezekiel by Lain W. Duguid
Galatians by Scot McKnight
Genesis by John H. Walton
Haggai, Zechariah by Mark J. Boda
Hebrews by George H. Guthrie
Hosea, Amos, Micah by Gary V. Smith
Isaiah by John N. Oswalt
James by David P. Nystrom
Jeremiah and Lamentations by J. Andrew Dearman
Job by John H. Walton and Kelly Vizcaino
Joel, Obadiah, Malachi by David W. Baker
John by Gary M. Burge
Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah by James K. Bruckner
Joshua by Robert L. Hubbard
Judges and Ruth by K. Lawson Younger
Leviticus, Numbers by Roy Gane
Luke by Darrell L. Bock
Mark by David E. Garland
Matthew by Michael J. Wilkins
Philippians by Frank Thielman
Proverbs by Paul E. Koptak
Psalms by Gerald Henry Wilson
Revelation by Craig S. Keener
Romans by Douglas J. Moo
The Letters of John by Gary M. Burge

Controversial Topics

Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia of Trends and Controversies in the Justice System [2 Volumes] by Laura L. Finley


American Civil War: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 Volumes] by Paul G. Pierpaoli and Spencer Tucker
American History Through Its Greatest Speeches: A Documentary History of the United States [3 Volumes] by Jolyon P. Girard, Darryl Mace, and Courtney Michelle Smith
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History by Donker Van Heel


A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man by James Joyce and Jeri Johnson
A Doll's House (1879) by Henrik Ibsen
Adam Bede by George Eliot
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Salvador Dali
Antigone Sophocles and Lewis Campbell
Beowulf by Kevin Crossley-Holland
From Here to Eternity by James Jones
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
Oedipus the King by Sophocles and Nicholas Rudall
Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by John Milton
Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
The Annotated Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Margaret Anne Doody, Mary E. Doody Jones, and Wendy E. Barry
The Best of Jules Verne by Jules Verne
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis) by Pierre Weber and Carly Probert
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas and David Coward


A Dictionary of the History of Medicine by Anton Sebastian
Historical Dictionary of Medical Ethics by Laurence B. McCullough
Medical Ethics, Law and Communication at a Glance by Patrick Davey, Anna Rathmell, Michael Dunn, Charles Foster, and Helen Salisbury
Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions by Mosby Inc.


APA Dictionary of Psychology by Gary R. VandenBos and The American Psychological Association 


Encyclopedia of American Film Serials by Geoff Mayer
The United States Government Internet Directory 2017 by Mary Meghan Ryan


The Young Earth by John David Morris


A Frequency Dictionary of Spanish by Mark Davies and Kathy Davies


Quick Questions in Sport-Related Concussion by Tamara C. Valovich McLeod
Routledge Handbook of Sport Expertise by Damian Farrow and Joseph Baker


APA/MLA Guidelines by Thomas Smith
Chicago Manual Of Style Guidelines by MaryAnne Gobble
Writing Tips & Tricks by Lauren Scerbo

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