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The Circulation Department

The Circulation Department is located on the first floor of the University Library. The Circulation desk is staffed all hours the library is open. This department handles checkin and checkout of all circulating resources in the library. Circulating resources include the general collection, current interest books, government documents, reserves, multi-media resources, and other collections. For information about circulation periods for different patron types, call the circulation desk at 726-2748, email the library, or visit Borrowing services.


The University Library offers a wide spectrum of educational multi-media resources. Multi-Media houses an extensive microfilm and microfiche collection. In addition to that collection, Multi-Media is home for the music library with musical scores and over one thousand compact discs ranging from classical to jazz available for checkout. Patrons also have access to a growing video/DVD collection with over sixteen hundred tapes. This collection contains something for everyone with topics from religion to math to current, popular titles that are available for checkout.

Multi-Media also maintains an assortment of media equipment. This list includes slide projectors, overhead projectors, screens, digital video l cameras, and LCD projectors all available for checkout. Some inhouse use items only include TVs, VCRs, compact disc players, record players, and tape decks.

Circulation of multimedia equipment varies for patron types. While most of the equipment may be checked out by faculty and staff, only students may check out video cameras, and LCD projectors. Faculty and staff may check out these items from the Technology in Learning Center. Special patrons may not check out any equipment.

For further information concerning the Multi-Media's collection or equipment availability, please call 726-2748.


Periodicals are serviced by the Circulation Desk but do not circulate. The University Library maintains subscriptions to electronic and print periodicals which support student and staff research needs. Search the Samford Libraries Catalog for periodical titles.

To obtain periodicals not available from the University Library holdings refer to our InterLibrary Loan Department located in Reference.


Course reserve materials are kept in the Circulation Department for checkout. For more information, click here, or visit Circulation services for faculty, staff, and students.

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