Printing & Photocopying

Photocopiers are available on the second floor. Please use our KIC scanner for free scanning and emailing of documents. You may also print scanned items for the standard printing fee. Just ask at the Sterne HUB service desk if you need any assistance.

Location of Printers (color and black-and-white)
Printers are located on the first floor:

  • two near the HUB
  • one near the West Entrance
  • one near the University Writing Center

How to Pay:
Fees for printing and photocopying services are paid by using a UAB ONE Card with BlazerBucks or a guest card. For UAB ONE Card users, there is a Value Transfer station located near the Sterne HUB where you can add money to your card. You may also add money to your card by using UAB's online system. Anyone can purchase a guest card for $1.00 and then add money to the card using the Value Transfer station.

Current Prices
The prices are:

  • Single-sided:
    • black and white: 9 cents
    • color: 36 cents
  • Double-sided
    • black and white: 16 cents
    • color: 69 cents

Refunds for printing are obtained through WEPA by visiting or by calling 1.800.675.7639. For photocopying refunds, please see the staff at the HUB.

Computer Use & Wireless Connections

The Library's policies regarding computers and the internet have been developed to assist patrons in the appropriate use of network technology, through the use of university-owned computing resources. The use of University resources to access information on the internet and to support campus email is a privilege for students, employees, and guests of the University.

The Library recognizes the internet as a global information resource. While the Library offers links to a wide range of selected web sites through its home page, all internet sites are accessible, and some may contain inaccurate, controversial, and even offensive material. Full access to all internet sites is permitted to encourage Library users to explore information technology and to assess the potential use of computing and networking in pursuit of knowledge. The valuable information and interaction available on this worldwide network far outweighs the possibility that users may access material that is inconsistent with the goals of the Library. The Library does not monitor, and has no control over, the information accessed through the internet and cannot be held responsible for the content of other web sites. Parents or legal guardians of minors are responsible for monitoring the library activities of their children.

Users of workstations are in a public building and are expected to show consideration for others. Any user exhibiting disruptive or harassing behavior may be subject to revocation of computer and/or Library access privileges or to removal or arrest by law enforcement officials. University students or employees engaging in disruptive or harassing behavior may be subject to additional University disciplinary action.

The Library provides computers to facilitate users' access to electronic information. The primary purpose of the computer workstations is for Library-related research. Users accessing the workstations for academic purposes have priority, and that priority is given to electronic database users. Users web browsing will be asked to relinquish a computer if other users are waiting to use a computer to access electronic databases.

Use of the public internet workstations should comply with all aspects of UAB policies and procedures. Examples of inappropriate use include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • violation of computer system integrity
  • unauthorized tampering with computer hardware or software
  • storage of data to anything other than a personal flash drives
  • violation of software license agreements and copyright laws
  • violation of another user's privacy
  • use of sounds or visuals which might be disruptive to others
  • illegal acts involving Library computing resources may also be subject to prosecution by local, state, or federal authorities

The Library does not provide direct access to email or to news and discussion groups. Library users may utilize the computer workstations to access established accounts as long as they do not require alteration of the computer's resources or files.

The Library staff does not offer patrons extensive personal instruction on internet use, but will offer limited assistance as time permits. Reference staff are always available to assist library users locate books, periodicals, and other materials about the internet.

There are 75 public computers available for use at Sterne Library. Users must log in with their Blazer ID and password. Non-UAB users can request a guest ID and password for access.

Sterne Library is enabled with wireless access for two wireless networks. The recommended network for faculty, staff, and students is UABSecure. For everyone else, use UABStartHere. For more information on setting up your device to connect to WiFi, see UAB Information Technology's instructions on Using the UAB WiFi Network. If you are unable to connect to the wireless network after consulting the instructions above, you will need to call AskIT at 205.996.5555 for further assistance.

Other Equipment

Sterne Library has headphones available for checkout at the HUB and dry-erase markers are available to groups checking out a group study room.

  • One KIC scanner located on the first floor
  • One flatbed scanner located near the adaptive technology station
  • Two computers that are loaded with software to aid people with disabilities, and are only usable by library users who self-identify as having a need to use them. They are located near the south side staircase
  • One stand-alone catalog only computer located near the Sterne HUB

AskIT Help Desk

A walk-up AskIT Help Desk is located on the first floor of the Sterne Library at the HUB.