Samford University

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Serving the entire campus community, the Samford University Library combines the Harwell Goodwin Davis Library, and the Frank W. and Clara C. Hudnall Library. The University Library is home to the Marla Haas Corts Missionary Biography Collection, the Alabama Men’s Hall of Fame, and the Hellenic Scholars’ Library. There are over half a million volumes available through the online catalog. In addition to the book and periodical collections, the library houses a government document collection, a special collection and a multimedia collection. A computer laboratory, computer classroom, individual and group study rooms, multimedia viewing and listening rooms, meeting rooms, and a patron lounge area are available ( for patron use. Librarians provide research education to classes and one-to-one at the Reference Desk and online at

Regular Session Hours

Day Hours
 Sunday  1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
 Monday-Thursday  7:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
 Friday  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Saturday  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Special Collection Hours


Day Hours
 Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 Saturday – Sunday  Closed

A complete listing of the library hours may be viewed at

January Term, Summer Term and holiday hours are posted in the appropriate month.


Online access to the library catalog and numerous databases is available 24/7 from the library homepage, Databases require login using your Samford email and password.

 Remember: The library’s security system helps control materials leaving the building. Removing noncirculation materials or defacing any library property is a values violation. We appreciate your assistance in ensuring that library materials are available to everyone who needs them. The library staff wants to help you. If you aren’t finding what you need, please ask!

 Floor  Departments
 Lower Level Computer Labs
Special Collection
Technology in Learning Center
 Main Floor  Circulation Desk
Public Access Computers
 Second Floor  Government Documents
Group Study Rooms
Research & Reference Services
 Third Floor  Individual Study Rooms
 Fourth Floor  Interlibrary Loan Services (Room 410)

Additional Campus Libraries

  • Career Development Center
  • Curriculum Materials and Technology Center
  • Drug Information Center
  • Global Center
  • Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library

Access each library webpage at



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