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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 book online: Meet with a Librarian.

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 and Archives

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.

SC material is restricted to use within the collection.
Please use the following buttons to schedule access to collection materials and in-person assistance.

Use SC Call Slips to request materials for your appointment.

Community Guests

Special Collection & Archives staff should be contacted prior to making an appointment. Desired use, assistance and access to resources cannot be guaranteed for guests. Non-Samford persons may request assistance on a fee basis. Initial payment fees for research and reproductions should be made in advance. Research Requests submitted online will be filled in the order they are received.

Duplication & Research Request form