You may start to think of it as a home away from home.

The hours you spend at the library are helpful, insightful, and, throughout your college career, numerous. UAB’s two libraries house extensive and essential resources for students in any academic area.

  • The Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at 1700 University Boulevard is the primary resource for students in the schools of Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health. Hours are 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday; and noon-10 p.m. on Sunday. Telephone numbers are 934-3306 (circulation) and 934-2230 (reference). Visit the web page for the Lister Hill Library at for more information about services, workshops and microcomputer facilities.
  • The Mervyn H. Sterne Library at 917 13th Street South is the main research library on campus. It primarily serves students in the schools of Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Engineering, Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Social and Behavioral Sciences. You may, of course, use both libraries. Sterne Library is open from 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-11 p.m., on Sunday. Call 934-4338 (circulation).

The library’s online system provides access to a large number of electronic resources and the catalogs of other libraries.

Gain access to library resources by visiting the library’s home page: Educational Technology Services (ETS), a department of Sterne Library, is located on the top floor of the Education Building at 901 13th Street South. ETS houses an open computer lab for student use and collaborative learning rooms. Call 934-2379 for more information.