Computers are so abundant on campus that one rarely has to lug his or her laptop around. The library contains a computer lab in the basement with plenty of printers, and several desktops dispersed throughout the other floors, also connected to printers. Printing is free for Samford students, but this semester a 5,000-page limit was instituted to prevent people from abusing that privilege and perhaps to save some trees. This is not a problem for most; people usually just print out papers or handouts the professors assign. If a student does exceed the limit, one can easily pay off the balance through his student account. Also, the printers only offer black and white copies, and the settings can be changed to print on both sides of the paper or only one.
If one does prefer to use a personal laptop, the library provides numerous desks, comfortable couches, and secluded study carrels near electrical outlets. Such areas are easy to access, except during exam weeks when most everyone chooses to study in the library. There are also computer labs in other buildings, such as the foreign language and nursing ones. These are intended for those majoring in said fields of study, making it easy for them to research close to their classrooms. Furthermore, it is quite easy to quickly check e-mail during the day when away from the library, thanks to five desktops located next to the food court. These are available 24-7 and are only occupied for short periods of time.