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Birmingham Campus
3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Phone: 205.925.2515
Fax: 205.925.3716

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Bessemer Campus
1100 Ninth Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone: 205.925.2515
Fax: 205.424.5119

About the Library

The mission of the Lawson State Community College Learning Resource Center is to facilitate and enhance learning by providing essential resources and services, access to innovative technologies, instruction in library usage and access to adequate facilities and personnel. The library further seeks to promote research activities that meet the informational, educational, and cultural interests of the faculty, students and extended community of Lawson State in accordance with the mission and goals of the institution.

Research Services

Services are available to help users in selecting appropriate resources, performing database searches, locating materials and evaluating relevant resources for research. Users have access to the following services.

The catalog serves as the library’s primary resource for both print and electronic books, or (eBooks), along with listing other libraries through the State of Alabama.

Print Catalog | eBook Collection

Databases contain information from published works, such as journal articles, case studies, magazines, newspapers, as well as book reviews.


Specific guides are provided to assist students with course assignments and research. Note: Not every course has a specific library guide.

Course Guides | Subject Guides

Writing resources are provided to help with understanding how to cite.

APA - American Psychological Association | Chicago Manual of Style | MLA - Modern Language Association | EasyBib

Access Services

Services are available to assist users with navigating and evaluating print, electronic and web-based resources. Users have access to the following research services and tools.

Librarians provide help in getting you started and connected to resources that can assist you with your research or assignment.

Assignment Alerts | AudioVisual Request | Instructional Request | Instructional Survey | Room/Lab Reservation

Librarians provide help in getting you started and connected to resources that can assist you with your library orientation, research or assignments.

Orientation (On-Campus) | Orientation (Online) | Orientation Quiz | Orientation Survey

Reference services provide immediate access and assistance from the library staff.

Ask-A-Librarian | Student Research Assistance | Off-Campus Database Access | Individual Appointments | Send Text | Send Voicemail

Course reserves materials are available on a semester by semester basis for students and faculty. Please submit requests for reserve items at least (2) weeks in advance.

Book Request | Journal Article Request |

Workshops are offered throughout the semester to assist faculty and staff with learning about library resources and services.

Workshop Calendar | Workshop Request | Workshop Survey

(OER) Open Educational Resources are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

OER LibGuide | OER Commons

Social Media

Students, faculty, and staff can follow the library on the various social media platforms listed below.

Library Directions and Hours

For directions and library hours, please see the map below. All directions are via Google Maps.

Birmingham Campus

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday (8:00a - 8:30p)
Friday (8:00a - 4:30p)
Saturday (8:00a - 12:0p)

Bessemer Campus

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday (8:00a - 8:30p)
Friday (8:00a - 4:30p)
Saturday (Closed)