Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library

With more than 200,000 shelved volumes and 96,000 volumes on microfiche as well as 16 conference rooms and 474 study spaces, the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library is an extraordinary facility, created for serious study, deliberation and the development of great ideas. Learn More

Reference Help - send reference requests to or text 205-730-5547 We will respond as soon as possible to requests made between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday.

The Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library will reopen for faculty, students, and staff of the Cumberland School of Law on Monday, August 17. The law library will continue to remain closed to all other patrons until further notice.


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 Per Samford University policy, face masks are required.
• In all indoor public spaces, including hallways and gathering areas outside of classrooms.

• Properly over your nose and mouth.

Thank you for complying with the university mask mandate.


Fall 2021 Hours  - August 16th to December 9th 
Monday to Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm -10:00 pm

Check It Out

Learn Legal Research with the Law Library of Congress
September 13, 2021
The Law Library of Congress provides legal research instruction to members of the public through its Legal Research Institute. The following is information about the instruction that is provided.  
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Save and Organize Your Research: Tools Available in Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge
August 30, 2021
When you are working on any research project, it is important to save and organize discovered information in a way that makes it easily retrievable for future review. Many tools are available that can be used to assist with the organization of your research materials. Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge are legal databases that offer solutions for storing and sorting the information that you discover while engaging in research. 
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Law School Study Aids: Their Purpose and Means of Access
August 23, 2021
The use of study aids is a means of understanding what the rule from the case is, as well as grasp how that rule fits into that topic of law being studied. Beeson Law Library has a plethora of study aids available to Cumberland School of Law students. 
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