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Lawson State Community College Library

About the Library

The mission of the Library is to support the education goals of Lawson State Community College students, faculty, and staff by providing access to a variety of informational resources and promoting the understanding of effective ways to use these resources. Lawson State Community College has two libraries - one on the Birmingham Campus and one the Bessemer Campus.

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).

Print Catalog | eBook Collection

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

Databases by Title | Reference Databases | Newspaper Databases

The library provides access to scholarly and peer-reviewed publications from a variery of subject areas.

Journals by Title | Journals by Subject

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

Class Assignments | Course Guides

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

American Psychological Association (APA) | Chicago Manual Style (CMS) | Modern Language Association (MLA) | 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.

Student Research Assistance | Faculty Requests

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

Ask-A-Librarian | Off-Campus Database Assistance | Audiovisual Requests | Room Requests

Course reserves materials are available on a semester by semeter basis for students and faculty.

Faculty Reserve Request

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

Open Workshop Calendar | Faculty Workshop Requests

Tutorials are offered as a quick and easy way to learn about general methods and strategies for research, or about a particular resource.

Database Tutorials | Handouts | Research Tutorials | Video Demonstrations

Social Media

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

facebook youtube flickr twitter pinterest

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 - 12p)

Bessemer Campus

Hours of Operation:

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