Request an Item

What is the Courier Service?

Requests for materials that are located in circulating collections at UAB Libraries or remote storage facilities are processed by the Courier Service and delivered to the appropriate branch library for pick up.

Who can use the Courier Service?

The Courier Service operates on the main campus and is open to the UAB Community. This includes all UAB students, staff and faculty.

How do I request materials?

Fill out and submit an "Item Request Form" for each desired item. Once received, the item will be searched, pulled, and delivered to the library pickup location of your choice. Items will be held for you at the pickup location for seven days.

How are deliveries confirmed?

UAB Libraries will contact individuals once items are available for pick-up.

How long does it take? / What is the delivery schedule?

Requests are processed Monday-Friday, and items should be available for pickup within 2-3 business days. The courier service is closed evenings and weekends.

Where can I have my items delivered to?

Courier requests can be delivered to your choice of the branches listed below:

  • Mervyn H. Sterne Library
  • Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
  • Lister Hill Library at University Hospital

How can I get help?

For assistance in using the courier service, visit the Help page or call 205.934.4338 or 205.975.4821.

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