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Welcome to Hester Memorial Library



Primo is our library's discovery service. You can search our physical catalog as well as our electronic resources by using the search box below or you can go straight to our Primo page by clicking here

You will sign in using your NGU credentials which are the same ones you use to check your e-mail. You can use Primo without being signed in, but you won't be able to use some features. If you are unable to sign in, please contact our Circulation Department to be added or renewed in our system. 




Library Covid Protocols

The NGU Library continues to serve NGU and community patrons. The following protocols have been established for the safety of the Library patrons. All those entering the Library are expected to follow these protocols until further notice. The protocols are also found at

• Face coverings are not required to enter the Library

• Physical distancing is required in the library

    • Face coverings should be worn in areas where physical distancing is not possible, such as computer stations and printing stations

o Properly worn face coverings are required to receive service from Library staff

o Patrons should provide their own face coverings

    • Non-NGU patrons should check in at the circulation desk
    • Face coverings and hand sanitizer or hand washing is required prior to handling library materials
    • Books or other materials checked out should be returned using the book drop located on the library balcony on the side of the building across from the Hayes Ministry Center

Search eBook Collections

Can't find a book in our General Collection? 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 

Search PASCAL Delivers Through Primo or Use Our Interlibrary Loan

Need a book ASAP that we don't have in our library? We have a solution- and it's FREE! The first step is to search our online catalog called Primo. Through Primo, we are connected to nearly every other academic library in the state. This means you can search the catalogs for all of these schools from the same place. To search all of the PASCAL libraries, you will need to be logged into Primo using your NGU credentials. These are the same credentials you use for your NGU e-mail. Once in Primo, you will enter a search phrase into the search box and then select "Other PASCAL Libraries" from the drop-down as shown below. 

Once you find a book at another institution that you would like to get, click on the book title to bring up more information about the book. On this page, there is a section titled "Get It". Click on the "Request" button in this section and then fill out the form. Our reference librarian will let you know when your book arrives.


If you can't find what you are looking for in Primo, our reference librarian can try to find it for you somewhere else. Our Interlibrary Loan form is online through the link below. After you've submitted it, we will try our hardest to have your book delivered to the library in a few days. Then, you can pick it up at Circulation and check it out like any other book.

Interlibrary Loan Form 


Search the Databases

The Library provides access to over 80 online research databases. Use the research databases to find scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, eBooks, government documents, and more. Using the databases provided by the library will help you find reliable information from trusted sources. A database may be dedicated to a single subject or cover several subjects.

To see an alphabetical listing of our databases visit our Databases A-Z page. You can also narrow your results by subject area on this page.  

To see our online publications by subject visit our Journal Title Search in Primo.

To search most of our databases, as well as our physical collection, visit our discovery service, Primo.

To access the online research databases, 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). 


Research Guides

Use subject-related and course-specific research guides created by librarians to assist you with your research topics.


Off-Campus Access

To access individual Online Research Databases or e-Book Collections, 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: jjohnson9542). 

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

Phone: (864) 977-7094