Access for Patrons with DisabilitiesFor 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.
Bookdrop LocationsThere 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.
- Books circulate for 4 weeks with two renewals possible.
- Print journals do not circulate.
- Remote access to electronic journals is limited by contract to current UAB faculty, staff, and students.
Community ServicesCommunity 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. LHL Librarians also provide significant coverage and services to the Patient Resource Library within the Kirklin Clinic.
For more information contact Kay Hogan Smith, Community Services Librarian, or see the FAQs on Health InfoNet.
ComputersSee our FAQ on Computer Software, listing what is available on the library's public access computers.
Electronic ClassroomElectronic Classroom is unavailable for Fall 2013.
Exam ProctoringWhile we understand the needs surrounding exam proctoring, we are unable to proctor exams at Lister Hill Library due to space and staffing limitations.
Explanation of Charges
Lister Hill Library's pricing policies are set by UAB.Some of these rules include:
- We cannot charge internal customers more than it costs to us to provide the service or product.
- We are required to recalculate prices periodically and adjust them accordingly.
Pay library fines and ILL fees online with debit or credit card.
To determine the price you pay for products or services, we calculate exactly what it costs us to provide the service. That figure becomes the price. To that price we may be required to add a tax or surcharge.
We are required to send UAB Administration the 10% sales tax and 5% UAB surcharge on all money collected—excluding fees paid with UAB account numbers.
In essence, we are required to price everything to break even.
If you have questions about prices, contact Pat Higginbottom, the Associate Director for Public Services.
Prices for services in the Reynolds Historical Library and Archives may vary. Call 205-934-4475 for details.
Fines for overdue library books and media per item, per day: $0.25-$1.00 (varies)
Fines for overdue equipment: $25.00 (per hour)
HoldsHolds can be placed after signing in to your Catalog account.
Kirklin Clinic Patient Resource LibraryOn November 1, 2006, The Kirklin Clinic Patient Resource Library opened to help answer your specific medical questions. The library is staffed by a medical librarian at all times who is ready to assist in computer searches or guide you in book selections.
Literature SearchesExpert searches conducted by librarians in various databases including ones that are not generally available for campuswide access. More information.
NIH Public Access Policy SupportNeed Help? LHL provides assistance in finding and obtaining PMCIDs, submitting manuscripts, and following the approval process.
Photocopying and PrintingSee some FAQs about our photocopiers and printers.
Projectors & EquipmentThe 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
RenewalsAvailable using the Catalog. Books can generally be renewed unless on Hold for another user.
Request a ClassComplete the web form to request a customized session on library resources for you or your group. You can review your request from the LHL Education Sessions SharePoint web site. [Note: You must have a valid BlazerID account.]
Note: Active BlazerID and password are required to use this form. If you do not have an active BlazerID account, then please send your request to the following Education Session Request.
Theses & DissertationsLook 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.
University ArchivesThe 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