Ask-A-Librarian

The library is committed to providing you with the best possible service and support. Ask your question here and a librarian will respond shortly.

Orientation Registration

Library orientations required for all freshman, transfer and dual enrollment students at Lawson State Community College.

Audio-Visual Request Form

This form should be completed after a campus activity form is submitted to the Facilities & Planning Department to facilitate any campus activities scheduled to take place in any of the Lawson State’s auditoriums, the gymnasium, or the cafeteria.  

Research Assistance Request

Librarians can assist students at any point in their research process. Use this form to request assistance with library-related assignments.

Laptop Loaner Program

Complete this form to request a loaner laptop.  No sections can be left blank.  All school-related fees must be paid in order to be approved.  If you are awaiting financial aid or are enrolled in a tution payment plan then you may be approved.  Please include this information at the end of the form in the space that asks "How will a laptop help you succeed?"   

Student Appointments

The library is committed to providing you with the best possible student experience. We welcome any and all comments and suggestions to help us improve the quality of our individual appointments.

 Virtual Library Assistance Request     

Complete this form to request a virtual meeting with a librarian.  You will need access to library databases and resources.  If you have not requested access please do so as soon as possible.

Suggest a Book for the Library to Purchase

The Library welcomes suggestions from students of Lawson State Community College for the acquisition of materials which support the  institution's curriculum.

Library forms are in a web-based format that can be completed online, at any time. To access these forms, click on the form link located below.  NOTE: If you need a form that is not available online, please contact the library to request a form for your specific library needs.

 

Assignment Alert

To better assist librarians with accommodating your students and their course assignments, please submit your request to the library using this form. Please send information at least 1 week prior to the beginning of an assignment.

Audio Video Assistance Request

This form should be completed after a campus activity form is submitted to the Facilities & Planning Department to facilitate any campus activities scheduled to take place in any of the Lawson State’s auditoriums, the gymnasium, or the cafeteria.

Course Reserve Request

Complete (one form) for each course reserve request. The Library does not purchase course textbooks. You can place a copy of your course textbook on reserve you may submit a personal copy.

Instructional Request

Faculty and instructors may request instructional sessions for their classes at both campus libraries. We encourage faculty and instructors to accompany their classes if at all possible.

Student Referral

The Library encourages faculty to refer students who request or need additional assistance with utilizing the library resources. Please complete the form below with as much information as possible.

Video Production Request

This form will help Audiovisual Technicians understand and fulfill all video production objectives and creative needs. Videos can take between 2-3 weeks to fully complete. Please submit your request within a reasonable time frame to assure the best quality video. 

Suggest Material for Purchase

Faculty may request/suggest library purchases (books, DVD, databases) by completing this request form.

 

 

 

Students

Please note the instructions and any contact information with each form. To access these forms, click on the form link located below.

 

Ask-A-Librarian

The library is committed to providing you with the best possible service and support. Ask your question here and a librarian will respond shortly.

Orientation Registration

Library orientations required for all freshman, transfer and dual enrollment students at Lawson State Community College.

Computer Usage Agreement

As a student at Lawson State Community College, You agree to adhere to the following guidelines when utilizing the computer services of the library. 

Research Assistance Request

Librarians can assist students at any point in their research process. Use this form to request assistance with library-related assignments.

Assistance with Off-Campus Database Access

Please complete this help form if you are having problems with logging into the library databases from off-campus. NOTE: You must be a "currently" enrolled student. 

Student Appointments

The library is committed to providing you with the best possible student experience. We welcome any and all comments and suggestions to help us improve the quality of our individual appointments.

 Virtual Library Assistance Request     

Complete this form to request a virtual meeting with a librarian.  You will need access to library databases and resources.  If you have not requested access please do so as soon as possible.

Suggest a Book for the Library to Purchase

The Library welcomes suggestions from students of Lawson State Community College for the acquisition of materials which support the  institution's curriculum.

 

Specific Department Requests

Library forms are in a web-based format that can be completed online, at any time. To access these forms, click on the form link located below.  NOTE: If you need a form that is not available online, please contact the library to request a form for your specific library needs.

 

English Faculty Request

English faculty and instructors may request instructional sessions for their classes at both libraries. We encourage faculty and instructors to accompany their classes if at all possible. Please send information at least 1 week prior to the beginning of an assignment or class session. 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Borrowing & Renewing Books

1. Credentials: In order to borrow items from the library, the borrower has to bring a valid identification card issued by Lawson State Community College.

2. Length of Loans: Students may borrow books for 14 days, with one renewal. Books may be  renewed in person, by telephone or online. The Circulation Desk’s phone number is (205) 929-2068 (Birmingham campus) or (205) 929-3526 (Bessemer campus). There is a four book limit for this service.

Birmingham Campus

     There are 38 computers and one printer access located in the library.

     Our Ebony Computer Lab has 18 computers.

 

Bessemer Campus

     There are 13 computers and one printer access located in the library.

     Our Success Center Computer Lab has 16 computers and one printer access.

Printing and Copying

Due to Covid19 printing is a little different in the library.

Beginning Fall 2021-You must have your Lawson State Student ID card in order to print/copy. At this time there is no cost for students but there is a limit for 20 pages of printing. 

1.  Sign in at the circulation desk with your Student ID and A# (you must wear a mask to enter).

2. The library staff will direct you to a computer.  After you gain access to your document.  Press " file" and "print" as you normally would.  

3.  Choose a printer to print to-- choose : "LawsonSecurePrinting"  and PRINT

3. Students may print up to 20 pages at no charge,  (this may change in the near future).  

4. When you have finished printing all of your documents let a library staff member know that you are ready for your documents.  They will pick up your print jobs for you. 

5. Make sure you have all of your douments before you leave.

6. If you need a stapler or a holepuncher- those are located in the library for your convenience.  

NOTE** All jobs are printed and deleted.