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Heads up researchers! Beginning FY 2020 (October 2019) Federal funders now require ORCID iD registration for all new fellowship, research training, education, and career development proposals.

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The Anatomical Studies of Leonardo da Vinci, a new exhibit on display on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, traces the various stages of Leonardo’s anatomical studies and puts his work within the context of contemporary and subsequent anatomical and physiological understanding.


Expect a short period of delay in full-text article linking through some databases and resources during the weekend of Friday, May 31, to Monday, June 3, as UAB Libraries transitions to a single link resolver. Currently, UAB Libraries is running two systems to link to full-text articles. With the new system, all full-text content linking will go through our Alma/Primo catalog and discovery tool by ExLibris.

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UAB Libraries will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 24th, and will remain closed through Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28th. Enjoy your holiday!

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“Virtually go anywhere and do anything with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s newest addition to the Lister Hill Library. The Virtual Reality Studio offers students, faculty and staff access to virtual reality and augmented reality technologies to further advance experiences, education and research,” Alicia Rohan writes in the recent UAB News article regarding the new studio managed by UAB Libraries’ Emerging Technology Librarian, Dorothy Ogdon.

Expanded Document Delivery Service

The UAB Libraries are excited to announce the expansion of our document delivery service to the entire UAB campus. The document delivery service allows UAB faculty, staff, and students to request a copy of any journal article or book chapter from the UAB Libraries’ print collections housed in Sterne Library, Lister Hill Library, or the 801 Building.

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Starting with the spring term on January 7, 2019, all patrons will be required to swipe their ONE Cards to enter Sterne Library all the hours that the library is open. This includes the INTO entrance on the second level up the ramp.

At Lister Hill Library, access between the ground floor and the Library space on the first and second floors has been eliminated. Access the ground floor at street level and use the front elevator or stairwell in the lobby to access the Library on the first floor or plaza level.

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Starting today, December 19, access between the ground floor of Lister Hill Library and the Library space on the first and second floors will be restricted as part of the ongoing effort to improve security. Access the ground floor at street level and use the front elevator or stairwell in the lobby to access the library on the first floor or plaza level.

UAB Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Many libraries suspend ILL Borrowing and Document Delivery services during the holidays, making it difficult for us to fill UAB patrons’ requests.

Sterne Library will suspend ILL services for borrowing and document delivery between Saturday, December 15, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

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See the full calendar of hours and closings for each library through July 2019:

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UAB is implementing a building safety plan that will promote greater control over access to campus facilities and employ additional technologies to enhance security for faculty, staff and students. As a result, UAB Libraries (Lister Hill Library and Mervyn H. Sterne Library) will both transition to card access for UAB faculty, staff, and students, including HSF employees.

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine opened book.

The 20th edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine has just been published by McGraw-Hill and is currently available through the UAB Libraries.

Policy Change.

In order to better serve the student users and accommodate the high demand of the study room spaces at Lister Hill Library, changes will be made to the group and single study room reservation policy. The most prominent change will be beginning June 3, 2018, all rooms will be locked and students will have to report the HUB Service Desk to check out the room key.