Current UAB students, faculty, and staff are invited to visit the LibLab in Sterne Library on Thursday, January 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for our first open house. Stop by to learn more about the specialized technology equipment available to borrow from the LibLab, experience virtual reality using our VIVE Pro wired virtual reality headsets, or try out digital drawing using Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom Cintiq tablet.

The Sterne Library LibLab is located in Sterne Library Room 112, across from the HUB Service desk on the first floor of Sterne Library.

For more information on upcoming events visit the UAB Libraries Technology Labs Calendar, or check for Library events on the UAB Campus Calendar.


Online registration for January 2022 3D printer trainings is now available. Register using the UAB Libraries Technology Labs events calendar or find the event listing in the UAB Campus Calendar.

Training is required before students, faculty, or staff can use the UAB Libraries 3D printing equipment.


Join UAB Alumni David Edward Perry for a screening and Q&A about his original concept pilot Chasing Time, a family oriented, action and educational series following two adventurous mismatched time travelers that recover important artifacts lost in the past. Mr. Perry will answer questions about the Adobe Creative Cloud Tools he used to create the Chasing Time concept pilot, the process of writing, conceptualizing effects, editing for sound and video, and working with actors.

Screenings will be held in Sterne Library Room 163 on January 19th, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and January 25th 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

For more information see the event listing in the UAB Campus Calendar.


Registration for the Spring 2022 Business Research Toolkit is now open. The free program is offered in Canvas and introduces participants to business resources and research strategies. It is open to any current UAB student, faculty, or staff member. The last day to register is Friday, January 21st, 2022. For more information or to register, visit


The UAB Libraries Technology Labs, including 3D Printing in Lister Hill Library and Sterne Library, will be closed December 17th, 2021 – January 7th, 2022. The technology labs will reopen Monday, January 10th, 2022.

For a list of technology equipment available from the UAB Libraries please visit our technology collections page. Information on 3D printing is available on the Technology in the Libraries section of our website and our 3D printing guide.


Writing tutors and librarians will be available December 6 and December 9 in Sterne Library room 174 from 9:00 p.m. - midnight.

Free snacks included.


Don’t let the anxiety and stress of finals get to you. The LibLab in Sterne Library, located across from the Sterne Library HUB Desk, has an incredible selection of virtual reality apps and activities that can help you escape the pressures of finals week. Take a walk with dinosaurs or explore space with Nature Trek VR. Build something in Google Blocks. You can even make imaginative sculpture using virtual clay in Masterpiece. These are just a few examples of the wide variety of virtual reality apps available in the LibLab. We encourage everyone to stop by and give virtual reality a try. The LibLab in Sterne Library will be open, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during final exams December 6-9.


The UAB Libraries Technology Labs will offer 3D printer training on November 3rd, 11th, and 12th. Training is mandatory for any UAB-affiliated individual interested in using a 3D printer in either Sterne Library or Lister Hill Library.

Visit the Library Technology Labs Events Calendar for more information and to register for an upcoming training session.

We’re having a Halloween raffle to promote our virtual reality equipment. The LibLab in Sterne Library (located across from the Sterne Library HUB desk) and the Lister Hill Library Virtual Reality Studio (located in Lister Hill Library room 110, near the HUB desk) are library technology labs with virtual reality headsets including the VIVE Pro and Oculus Quest. Stop by either virtual reality space before 1:00 pm on October 29th to enter a raffle to win candy and a 3D printed surprise.

Multiple entries are allowed for the raffle and entrants do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Library Technology Labs staff are not eligible for the raffle.

For more information on technology available in the UAB Libraries technology labs visit the Library Technology Labs page on the UAB Libraries website or browse our technology collection pages in OneSearch.

On behalf of the UAB Libraries DEI Task Force, we would like to commemorate the brave individuals who have been impacted in one way or another by breast cancer. As the month of October comes to an end, we would like to provide those who are interested with some useful resources from the CDC (pdf) as well as the FDA (pdf). Please keep in mind that while rare, men can get breast cancer too. In addition to this information, we are giving away breast cancer awareness pins and stickers while supplies last. Pick up yours at either the HUB desk at Lister Hill or at Sterne Library. We also invite you to wear pink tomorrow Thursday, October 28th as a sign of solidarity for those impacted by breast cancer.


The Reynolds-Finley Historical Library (RFHL) is pleased to present its first web-based virtual library tour. As it arrives in the month of October, it has an apropos Halloween theme. You can explore the library with complete 360-degree angles or click on relevant illustrations and items from the collection including anatomical skeletons, ghostly images, and those of a spooky or supernatural nature. Navigational instructions are included to ensure the best virtual experience.

View the RFHL library tour.


Lister Hill Library will be closed Saturday, October 9th, due to a scheduled water shutdown. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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