For information about access to the library, access to library resources, information if you are unable to come to the library, and other UAB resources, please see the Services for Patrons with Disabilities policy.
There are 2 bookdrop locations around the library:
  • One bookdrop is located on the side of the library's entrance near the entrance to Volker Hall. 
  • An additional bookdrop is located by the curb behind the library on 7th Ave. near the loading dock.
The bookdrop located on the side of the library's entrance near the entrance to the School of Optometry has been closed indefinitely due to construction.
Search the catalog or E-Books to find print and online books in Lister Hill Library. Identify books by keyword, subject, author, title, or series.

Purchase recommendations are welcome.
  • Books circulate for 4 weeks with two renewals possible.
  • Print journals are in closed stacks and do not circulate.  Articles from these journals must be requested via ILLiad.
  • Remote access to electronic resources is limited by contract to current UAB faculty, staff, and students.
See our FAQs for more information about loan periods, renewals, and overdue fines.
Community Services at Lister Hill Library includes a range of consumer health information activities including but not limited to Health InfoNet of Alabama, a free health information service of the state medical and public libraries.

For more information contact Kay Hogan Smith, Senior Research Librarian, or see the FAQs on Health InfoNet.
See our guide on Computers & Software.
An alphabetical listing of LHL's online databases and resources is available through the Databases link on the home page. In addition to the online catalog, the library provides access to a number of major health-oriented databases.

License agreements restrict remote electronic access to most of the library's purchased resources to current UAB faculty, staff, and students; however, a number of quality free health information resources may also help.
Use the ILLiad to:
  • Request copies of materials owned by Lister Hill Library.
  • Request materials not owned by Lister Hill Library.
Fees may apply.

Interlibrary Loan is used to get articles or books for you that we don't have in our collection. Articles are sent to you electronically, and books are held for you to pick up.
Document Delivery is a service used to send you electronic copies of articles from our print collection. ILLiad is the system used for interlibrary loan and document delivery requests.

E-Reserves (electronic course reserves) are available through LibGuides. Request items to be placed on reserve by completing the web form.
While we understand the needs surrounding exam proctoring, we are unable to proctor exams at Lister Hill Library due to space and staffing limitations.

Request a one-on-one consultation with a reference librarian.


See our group study room reservation policy. Reservations can be made online, in person, and by phone (205-934-3306).
Holds can be placed after signing in to your Catalog account.
For print or online journals see the catalog. For online journals see the E-Journals list.
Library liaisons are assigned to each school:
Expert searches conducted by librarians in various databases including ones that are not generally available for campuswide access. More information.

Pay library fines and ILL fees online with debit or credit card. Pay Here

See some FAQs about our photocopiers and printers.
The following AV equipment is available to all UAB faculty, staff, and students for a seven day loan period: video projectors and a portable projection screen.

Location: 1st Floor (HUB) | Phone:  (205) 934-2230
Available using the Catalog. Books can generally be renewed unless on Hold for another user.

Phone: 934-3306
To request a customized session on library resources for you or your group, please contact us at Ask a Librarian. To view our current schedule, please visit the LHL Education Sessions calendar.
Look up the specific title for a UAB health science thesis or dissertation in the Catalog using the subject term 'theses' or go to the Electronic Theses and Dissertation collection.  Look up dissertations worldwide using the database 'Dissertation Abstracts.' For information on having your thesis or dissertation bound please click here.

Location: 2nd Floor under call number W4 and in separate non-circulating section.
The UAB Archives is the Official repository for the records of the University.

Location: Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at 1700 University Boulevard | Phone: (205) 934-1896 or (205) 934-9671
Search the catalog for specific titles.
Lister Hill Library is enabled with wireless access for UAB users. UABWIFI access is free to UAB faculty, staff, and students.