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Librarians and staff are available to assist students, faculty, staff and other members of the Samford community with any information need. Whether you need a single fact or lengthy research consultation, the staff is available during most hours which the library is open. Simple questions can be answered online.

Reference and Research Services

Reference and Research Services is on the 2nd floor, (maps), of the Davis library building. This floor includes the main Reference Collection, Theology, and Government Documents.

If you are a faculty member or student who would like to schedule a research consultation session with a librarian, please call the Reference Desk at (205) 726-2196, or use the online Reference Consultation form.

Visitors should inquire at the Ask Us desk, (maps), for assistance with the Government Documents Collection during regular library hours. As a selective US Government despository, our Government Document Collection is open to the public.

Special Collection

Special Collection is located on the lower level, (maps), of the Davis library building.

Special Collection houses original as well as secondary genealogical and historical materials. The collection contains information primarily concerning Alabama and the Southeastern United States. However, the archive also maintains an Irish Historical Collection focusing primarily on the counties Cork and Kerry. Other materials housed in the collection include, family histories, Baptist materials, congregational and regional records, maps, local historical and genealogical periodicals, newspapers, census records, and various audio visuals. The Special Collection department also serves as the archive for Samford University and Howard College.

The collection and research assistance is available to the public Monday thru Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Check the library's hours for special closings.

SC material is restricted to use within the collection.