This policy is for assistance with research not related to Samford use.

Duplication of Special Collection Materials

  • Duplication for research purposes is permitted. We reserve the right to decline photocopying, photographic, or digital reproduction due to copyright, confidentiality, or condition of material.
  • For many Special Collection materials, digital cameras may be used for research purposes. Please check with the staff before using your camera.
  • We reserve the right to limit the use of our collections for commercial purposes. Formal permission is required for any commercial and publishing/broadcasting purposes.
  • Initial payment fees for research and reproductions should be made in advance.

Duplication & Research Fees

Self Service

Photocopies, Microfilm Copies and Microfilm Scans .10 cents each side.
A Samford ID or Copy Card is required to make photocopies. A Copy Card by be purchased for $1.00

Research Assistance

Photocopy Request $10 for up to 20 pages and .25 cents per page thereafter up to an additional 20 copies.
If the correct citation is not given, the request will be treated as a Research Request
Digital File Request $5 per image, 300 dpi jpeg
New Scan for Personal Use$15 per image, 300 dpi jpeg
Digital Image for Commercial Use$25 per image, 300 dpi tiff.
A permission form should be requested from the Special Collection Department
Research Request$30, non-refundable.
The search will include; The Alabama Baptist Index, The Special Collection Database, University Archives indexes, and Samford Libraries Catalog. The fee covers up to 50 photocopies.
We are unable to perform extensive genealogical searches

Research Request Form

Research Requests submitted online will be filled in the order they are received.