About Us


The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences remains closed for renovations.

The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, the Reynolds Historical Library and the UAB Archives are equal parts of the Historical Collections unit within Lister Hill Library at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Contact Stefanie Rookis, Museum Curator and Associate Professor, at 1720 Second Avenue South - 300 LHL, Birmingham AL 35294-0013 | 205.934.4475 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Contact Reynolds Library staff regarding research in the rare book collections at 205.934.4475.

Access to the Archives is by appointment only. Contact Archives staff directly at 205.934.1896 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Read more about Lister Hill Library services, hours and general information here http://www.uab.edu/lister/about/.

Our Mission
The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is dedicated to the preservation and display of equipment, instruments and objects that represent the history and development of the health sciences in the areas of education, research, and practice in the United States with special emphasis on the state of Alabama and its contributors to the practice of medicine. The scope of the collection includes, but is not limited to the following fields: medicine, nursing, ophthalmology, dentistry, public health and allied health.