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The Sparks Medical Library is dedicated to providing access to the highest quality medical information for its users. Located on the third floor of the UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus, Sparks Library offers an attractive and comfortable space for students and residents to work, study, socialize, or to grab a cup of coffee and take a few moments to unwind and relax in front of the large picture window. In addition, non-UAB affiliated health professionals, students from other colleges and universities, and others from the North Alabama area may utilize library in-house resources. Library staff strive to provide friendly and helpful service to all customers.

The library is available 24/7 to all UAB medical students, residents, full-time faculty, and credentialed volunteer faculty physicians. Library staff are in the office Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, but anyone with a key fob has library access at all times.

If instructional sessions are needed on how to use or access medical informational resources, the librarian can be available after 5 p.m. on weekdays and on the weekend, by appointment.

In-house book collections of the most current core clinical textbooks and shelf/board review guides are available in all clinical specialties offered on the Huntsville Campus. Check-out of these materials is allowed by medical students, residents, and faculty. The Audio-Digest Foundation's CD-ROM series in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery are available for check out. Sparks Library also has a Virtual Reality space with VIVE Focus 3 and Meta Quest 2 headsets; these are available to all students, residents, faculty and staff on campus.

All UAB affiliated users with a BlazerID and password have access to the electronic resources at Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. Access is available from any computer or other device with electronic access anywhere in the world 24/7. This means that UAB Huntsville Campus students, residents, faculty and staff are not limited to use of only the physical resources available within the walls of the library. A few of the many electronic resources available 24/7 through Lister Hill's Library site:

  • PubMed
  • UpToDate
  • Aquifer
  • Embase
  • Cochrane Library
  • ABX Guide

Visit the following link for all clinical resources: Clinical Resources - Libraries | UAB

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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