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. - 12:00 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 10:00 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