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Special Collection specializes in Alabama history,
Baptist church history, and Samford/Howard College history.

  Submit a Special Collection Research Request


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Librarians will entertain any questions via email that are relevant to the teaching and learning needs of the Samford community.   This may range from answering brief, factual questions to guiding you through the beginning steps of research.

Questions from Samford email addresses will receive a response within 24 hours, Monday through Thursday. Questions asked over the weekend or holidays will be answered within 24 hours of the first working day following the day of the request. Questions from non-Samford email addresses will be answered as time permits.


Available during Reference Service hours

Or add us to your contacts on these clients:

AIM (AOL): samfordreference
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Chat service is available during Reference Service hours.

Librarians will entertain any questions relevant to the teaching and learning needs of the Samford community.   Chat reference is best suited to simple research questions. In-depth research consultations may be referred to the Reference Desk.


You may set up an appointment for a reference consultation by completing the online form, or by calling the Reference Desk at 726-2196.

Reference consultations occur one-on-one with a reference librarian and usually involve more time and in-depth assistance than might be available at the Reference Desk.