Monday, August 30, 2021

Welcome Back, Everyone!

The first day of Fall Term is always one of our favorite times of the year with all the excitement in the faces of both those coming back to their home away from home and of those getting their first taste of the Samford experience (well, the parts of the faces we can see not covered by masks anyway).  To all our returning students, welcome back!  And to all our new students, welcome HOME!

With the start of the new academic year, the library has resumed its normal operating hours.  Please note however that the library will be closing at 8:00pm on Sunday, September 5th and will be CLOSED Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day.  We will re-open at 7:30am on Tuesday, September 7th.

Also, inclement weather or other events beyond the control of the University that might cause risk or danger to students, faculty, and staff may occasionally result in changes to normal University operations, including library hours.

More information about the library's hours of operation, please click here for the Hours page of our website.

Printing in the library is changing.  Wepa has several options available to students, with by far the fastest and most convenient way to print class projects being to skip the library computers and use their mobile devices.  The free Wepa Print app is available for android and iOS devices. 

For laptops, students should download the print drivers from the Wepa website

If a file is on Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, or Office365, students can go directly to the Wepa print station, sign in and browse for the file to print.

For more information on printing options in the library, please click here to visit the Print, Copy, Scan page of our website menu.

Be sure to follow the library on social media for updates on events, hours, and more!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Library Hours for Summer 2021


We've made it through an unprecedented school year back on campus -- and while it may have certainly seemed daunting at times we were able to pull through while doing our best to ensure that Samford students and faculty/staff continued to have access to library resources and services.

We will be operating at reduced operating hours over the summer until we transition into the fall (with the hope of returning to a more normal mode of operation).  We will also continue to observe COVID-19 protocols outlined by the university here and will be open to current Samford students, employees, and invited guests only.

May 2021
Monday through Friday:  7:30am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday:  CLOSED

We will also be CLOSED Friday, May 28th and Monday, May 31st
in observance of Memorial Day.

June-July 2021
Monday through Thursday:  7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday:  7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will also be CLOSED Saturday, July 3rd and Monday, July 5th
in observance of Independence Day.

More information about the library's hours of operation can be found on the Hours page of our website.

More information about utilizing our resources remotely can be found on our website.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bringing Back the Bulldogs

Earlier today, Samford University officially announced its plans to "Bring Back the Bulldogs" and resume on-campus, in-person classes and residential life for the Fall 2020 term.  These plans involving the library are as follows:

  • The Samford University Library will be opened only for enrolled students, faculty and staff. Visitors will not be permitted during the Fall semester.

  • The Samford University Library will observe university standards for traffic flow, circulation, signage, maximum capacity and social distancing. Maximum occupancy requirements will be implemented based on a minimum 6-foot separation between persons. Access and occupancy levels will be managed by card swipe when possible and furniture will be configured to accommodate 6-foot social distancing requirements.

  • To promote equitable access for all students and employees, the Samford University Library may implement a reservation system. Books may be reserved or checked out by phone or at the library website. Special Collection, microfiche and other areas requiring personal service by library employees will operate by appointment only.

  • Contactless transactions will be available for many services such as photocopy equipment and check-outs. Sanitization of high touch surfaces will occur at least twice daily and employees and students will be equipped with disinfectant wipes to sanitize after use of spaces. Returned books will be allowed to “cure” in accordance with National Library standards before being returned to stacks.

For more information about the university's overall re-opening plans, please visit the Samford Bring Back the Bulldogs website.

At the time of this post we do not yet know what our operating hours will be once we re-open.  In the meantime, we still have our online guide that can help you contact library departments, conduct research, find instructional support, and ask for help from librarians.  You can access this guide by clicking here.

We will continue to share updates through our social media accounts as they become available:
We look forward to resuming our on-campus operations in the fall.  In the meantime, stay safe everyone!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Library COVID-19 Update

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As of the time of this post, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Samford's campus.  There are however confirmed cases elsewhere in the state of Alabama.  Samford is making significant operational changes to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for students, faculty and staff.

Starting today, March 16th, all university courses have temporarily moved to online delivery. Students will hear directly from faculty regarding instructions for online classes if they have not already done so. Likewise, students with internships or clinical requirements should contact their faculty advisors for guidance if they haven't already.

In addition, based on new guidance from the CDC suggesting sustained community spread and widespread global transmission of COVID-19, Samford University has instructed its employees to work from home beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Our gates will be locked and only essential personnel will be allowed on campus.

The Samford University Library has created an online guide that can help you contact library departments, conduct research, find instructional support, and ask for help while the university is offering online instruction during COVID-19.  You can access this guide by clicking here.

For more information regarding how the university as a whole is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Samford coronavirus website by clicking here.

We will share updates through our social media platforms as they become available:

We look forward to resuming our on-campus operations as soon as possible.  In the meantime, stay safe everyone!

Friday, March 6, 2020

Library Hours for Spring Break

The Samford University Library will be operating under reduced hours during Spring Break next week, starting with closing at 5:00pm Friday, March 6th and remaining closed through the weekend.

The library will be open 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday, March 9th through Thursday, March 12th and will be closed Friday, March 13th through Saturday, March 14th.

We will re-open at 6:00pm on Sunday, March 15th and will resume regular operating hours on Monday, March 16th.

For more information out about hours of operation, please visit our website by clicking here.  Here's wishing all our students a happy and safe (not to mention virus-free) Spring Break! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Library Closed for MLK Day

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The Samford University Library will be CLOSED Monday, January 20th
in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We will resume our normal operating hours for Spring Term 2020
when we re-open at 7:30am Tuesday, January 21st.

You can always find more information about the library's hours of operation