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Effective August 2023


I. UAB Libraries Access Guidelines

To continue to meet UAB’s mission pillar of community engagement, non-UAB visitors are allowed access to the libraries during limited hours as described below.

Special hours and access during holidays and breaks may apply. Please see the library website for details.


II. Physical Access Policy for UAB ONE Card holders

UAB ONE Card holders will need to use their cards to access Lister Hill Library and Mervyn H. Sterne Library during all hours that the libraries are open. ONE Card holders may be allowed to bring non-UAB Affiliated guests with them into the building during visitor hours. No special arrangements are needed to access. All valid ONE Card holders will have access automatically. Library hours are online.


III. Physical Access Policy for Visitors

UAB Libraries welcomes visitors (non-UAB affiliated users) during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visitors are asked to provide a current school, university, or other photo ID. Only currently enrolled UAB students, faculty, and staff are permitted to enter or remain in library buildings outside the hours listed above. Library patrons are required to observe all library policies.


IV. Computer Access for Visitors

Library visitors with a valid photo ID may use one of the libraries’ public computers for research purposes by requesting a guest password at the HUB desk in the Sterne or Lister Hill Library. Visitor use of library computers is subject to availability. Guest passwords are valid only on the day they are issued.

Library visitors must comply with the UAB Acceptable Computer Use Policy.

Access to Electronic Resources

Access to most of the Library's electronic resources is determined by publishers’ policies, which restrict remote access only to current UAB students and employees.

The Library is obliged to abide by the publishers' policies, therefore, we cannot offer remote access to UAB alumni or students not currently enrolled in a class.

Mervyn H. Sterne Library

917 13th St S
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-6364

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences

1700 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL

(205) 975-4821

Reynolds-Finley Historical Library

1700 University Blvd - 3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-4475

Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences

1700 University Blvd - 3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-4475

Lister Hill Library at University Hospital

615 18th Street S - P235 West Pavilion
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-2275

801 Building

801 5th Ave South
Room 1111
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-5432

J. Ellis Sparks Medical Library

301 Governors Drive SE - 3rd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 551-4405

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