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Along with hundreds of other academic libraries, UAB Libraries is participating in the LibQual+ survey from the Association of Research Libraries. The survey will run October 16 – November 10. This will be the first time we have conducted the survey since UAB’s libraries were merged under a single organizational umbrella. You will be able to choose which survey to complete depending on the library you use the most: Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences or Mervyn H. Sterne Library. No matter what library you frequent or how you use the UAB Libraries resources, services, and facilities, your input will help us evaluate how we are doing. Your responses are anonymous. If you would like to participate in a drawing for a small gift, you will have the option of entering your UAB email address upon completion. Thank you in advance for your time and your input!

To participate, click on the appropriate link for your library:

Newsletter Oct 17

In this issue:

  • Afternoon Tea in October
  • We Want to Hear from You!
  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Search Collections with OneSearch: Find a Wealth of Information
  • Kay Hogan Smith Completes Analysis for Qualitative Study

Read the October 2017 issue

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Beginning on November 1, 2017, Lister Hill Library will begin charging $1.00 per day, per item for overdue Interlibrary Loan materials.

UAB Libraries is pleased to introduce a new catalog and search tool, OneSearch, our customized version of Primo from Ex Libris. Available from the search box on our new website, this one-stop searching tool allows you to find a wealth of information from print books and e-books, journals and articles, electronic resources, videos, digital collections and digital media all at once.

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Join us on Wednesdays during the months of September, October, and November from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Afternoon Tea. Take a break from classes to enjoy a cup of tea and some sweets at Lister Hill Library, on the first floor. While you're here, meet the librarians, ask library questions you might have, and find out how the friendly folks at Lister Hill Library can help you be successful at UAB! Bring a friend or make new friends at this favorite Lister Hill Library tradition.

MedU Virtual Patients Real Learning

If you experience problems logging in to MedU Virtual Patient cases (CLIPP, SIMPLE, fmCASES, WISE-MD or CORE), please contact the library at 934-2231 or through Ask A Librarian


We are aware that patrons are receiving notices about fines by mistake. We are working to stop these emails. Please disregard these messages for now. There is no need to make a payment. Most important, do not click on any links in any notice. Clicking could cause serious damage to your computer. We apologize to our patrons for the problem, and we appreciate your patience.

Building News

UAB Libraries is thrilled to announce that the 1st floor renovations of Lister Hill Library are near completion and that a total of 19 study rooms are now available for reservation and use. Additionally, 5 of these are now considered "single" study rooms. All rooms can be booked online prior to visiting the library or at the library by using the study room reservation kiosk.

The decision was made to not renew the DynaMed database because of budget considerations. Please use UpToDate instead. We welcome your feedback regarding this change at
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