Lister Hill Library has 19 study room spaces available for currently enrolled UAB students seeking to hold short-term collaborative or individual study sessions. Reservations can be made online or in person the same day or a day in advance. Persons making a room reservation must report to the LHL HUB service desk to check out the room key, and groups with reservations must have at least 2 party members present to check out a key.

Who can reserve?

  • An individual with a valid UAB ID can reserve rooms 175, 177, 179, 181, and 183
  • Groups of 2 or more with a valid UAB ID can reserve rooms 128, 132, 145, 147, 149, 153, 155, 165, 167, 169, 171, 173, 185, and 187
  • Room 155 is a larger room and can accommodate up to 10 people. This room is for larger groups or groups who need to use AV equipment. It can be used a presentation prep room. A video projector can be reserved to use in this space
  • We apologize, but due to limited space, reservations are limited to UAB users only

What is available?

  • Five small study rooms for single use or up to 2 people, and fourteen group study rooms that seat up to 6 people (room 155 accommodates up to 10 people)
  • Each room has a networked connection, glass board, markers and erasers, and provides access to the UAB WIFI
  • Room 147 also has the collaboration Media-scape station
  • Room 149 also has a VIA collaboration station which enable teleconferencing
  • Room 155 is set up to accommodate larger groups of up to 8-10; a video projector can be used in this room, check availability at the HUB desk

How long?

  • Reservations are limited to 3 consecutive hours per day, per person
  • Rooms may be reserved for the current day and the next day only
  • Reservations are held 15 minutes
    • Individuals holding the reservation must report to the LHL HUB desk to check-in and checkout the room key.
    • At least two members of the party holding a group reservation must report to the LHL HUB desk to check out the room key.
    • Room keys cannot leave the building, individuals found violating this portion of the policy will be subject to receive a fine and/or losing the privilege to make future room reservations.
    • All keys must be returned to the LHL HUB desk at the end of the reservation period; persons not following this portion of the policy will be subject to receive a fine and/or may lose the privilege to make future room reservations.
    • Leaving items in a room does not constitute a reservation; items left behind and unattended for longer than 15 minutes will be removed by library staff.

Restrictions:

  • Rooms are not intended for continuing activities such as classes or standing meetings
  • Group study room users must maintain a moderate noise level to avoid disturbances
  • LHL is not responsible for items left in rooms; items left unattended for longer than 15 minutes will be removed by library staff
  • Groups must return the key to the LHL HUB desk when they leave the group study room and room keys cannot be taking outside the library
  • Walls, furnishings, and glass must not be defaced. No pictures or other items may be attached to the walls or surface; windows or door glass must not be covered in any way
  • Groups must clean up after themselves and leave the room in good condition including erasing the glass board
  • Fines accrue at .05 cents per minute that keys are returned late, $3 per hour with the maximum amount of $50
  • Loss of a key will incur a replacement charge of $60

Procedures:

  • Reservations can be made in person, by phone (205-975-4821), and online
  • If reserving by phone, please provide the following information:
    • Name, phone number, email address and school affiliation
    • Number of people in group (if reserving a group study room)
    • Date & time period (i.e., 2-5 pm)
  • Report to the LHL HUB desk to checkout room key (groups must have 2 members present to checkout keys)
  • All keys must be returned to the LHL HUB desk at the end of the reservation

Check online or at the LHL HUB for the reservation schedule.
Revised May 2018


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