Chat Live with  Librarians 

Please note that LSCC Librarians are available during regular hours of operation.

Monday -Thursday: 8:00am -6:00pm

Fridays: CLOSED (during the summer Semester only)






Email the Library at


Please note that the email inbox is monitored:
Monday - Thursday -  8:00a -6:00p
*If you submit an email after closing, we will reply the next business day.



Phone a Reference Librarian during open hours


Phone: 205.929.2068

Monday - Thursday -  8:00a -6:00p


Note: Hours may vary during breaks and intersession.


Phone: 205.929.3526

Monday - Thursday -  8:00a -6:00p


Note: Hours may vary during breaks and intersession.

A Research Consultation is a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for extensive, in-depth research assistance. We require at least two business days notice for all appointments. 


1. Call to speak with a library staff member

Birmingham Campus - 205.929.2068

Bessemer Campus - 205.929.3526


2. Chat with a librarian  

If all service areas are closed, please consult the Research Guides associated with your subject


If you’d like to request an in-depth appointment, please fill out the Research Consultation form.



Library Liaisons are experts who help students and instructors make the most of LSCC's research services.

Your liaison is your main point of contact for the Library. As an information expert familiar with your discipline or field, your liaison provides in-depth research support and expertise.

    Your liaison can work with you to:

    • find the material you need to get your work done
    • understand and navigate library resources
    • connect you with specialized services
    • develop research strategies
    • connect you with experts for a specific research endeavor

    If you are an instructor, your liaison can:

    • provide classroom instruction for your students
    • serve as an "embedded librarian" in Blackboard
    • design research assignments
    • provide software demonstrations for citation tools, databases, and more 
    • create research guides for classes or assignments
    • unearth materials for your own research

    Look up your liaison by clicking the link below:

    Library Liaisons









    What are Research Guides?

    LSCC Libraries research guides, or LibGuides, are one-stop shops for library resources organized by subject, course, or general topic. These guides contain information, resources, and links relevant to research for a specific assignment or topic. Your Library Liaison creates and curates each guide and provides the expertise to identify the best resources for your course’s research needs.

    Research Guides









    Review commonly asked questions about the library.  If you don't see an answer to your question, contact the library directly for assistance.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


    There are several Virtual Library Services available to you!

    Click on the link below to be directed to the Virtual Library Services page

    Virtual Library Services