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

ServiceCharge
Photocopies and Microfilm Copies .10 cents each side
A Samford ID or Copy Card is required to make photocopies. Guests may purchase a copy card for $1.00 at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. The cards do not come loaded with money on them. Guests will need to Sign In as a guest to Get-Bulldog Bucks to add money to the card. The minimum addition is $5.

.25 cents each side
At the discretion of archival staff and if funds are available on the SC department's copy card, guests may request use of our card and will be charged .25 cents each side.
Microfilm ScansThere is no charge for self service scans using the Microfilm Digital Scanning Station in Special Collection. Guests may save files to a personal USB thumb drive or save to the station's hard drive and email documents to themselves.

Guest Printing

ServiceCharge
Printing from Computer.10 cents a page
Visitors may print from library computers and pay for prints at the GoPrint release station on the first floor by the public computers. Samford wēpa Print Stations are also available for printing from a usb, personal computer, or mobile device.
Printing from Microfilm .10 cents a page
The Microfilm Digital Scanning Station sends guest prints to the first floor GoPrint release station.

.25 cents per page
At the discretion of archival staff and if funds are available on SC's GoPrint account, guests may use our GoPrint account to print microfilmed materials and will be charged .25 cents per page.
The Special Collection GoPrint account is for printing microfilmed materials only.

Research Assistance

ServiceCharge
Photocopy Request $10 for up to 20 pages and .25 cents per page thereafter up to an additional 30 copies.
If the correct citation is not given, the request will be treated as a Research Request. The maximum photocopy request accepted is 50 pages.
Digital Image  Request $5 per image, 300 dpi jpeg
Audio/Video Request $20 per file requested
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.