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 three bookdrop locations around the library:
- Two bookdrops are located on each side of the street level entrance, back near the entrances to Volker Hall and the School of Optometry.
- 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.
ComputersA trifold brochure lists what is available on the library's public access computers, including DVD options and software packages such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
Electronic ClassroomElectronic Classroom is unavailable for Spring 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 at 205-934-5432 or phiggin(at)uab.edu.
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)
Express Training & Online Express Training
Need to hone your library skills or want to learn something new? Drop in to Express Training @ LHL for a quick session on Thursdays at noon in the Electronic Classroom on the ground floor of Lister Hill Library. The classes feature focused training with plenty of hands-on exercises and time for your questions. *Bring a (non-messy) brown bag lunch if you like; LHL will provide snacks and drinks.
Each class is also offered online on the following Monday at 3:00 pm. *Online classes take place from the comfort of your computer or tablet, but registration is required.
Please see the schedule below for more information and to register for a class.
Questions? Call the HUB at (205) 975-4821 or Ask a Librarian.
Want to suggest a class on a different day or another topic? Take our quick survey!
Group Study RoomsSee our group study room reservation policy. Call or go to the HUB to reserve a room.
HoldsHolds can be placed after signing in to the 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 ArchivesOfficial repository for the records of the University.
Location: Central Support Building | Phone: 934-1896