The Sterne Library’s first floor quiet zone is changing!


Chromebooks and laptop power cords now available


Things continue to change at Sterne Library.

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Enjoy a preview of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences with a well-timed exhibition "How did 19th century medical students learn?".

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The Reynolds-Finley Associates, in conjunction with the Historical Collections (HC) unit of UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), are pleased to announce the availability of short-term awards of up to $2,500 to individual researchers studying one or more aspects of the history of the health sciences during the 2020 calendar year. Intended to support research using the HC unit as a historical resource, the fellowship requires the on-site use of at least one of the unit’s three components, which are the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, and UAB Archives. All materials must be submitted by January 31, 2020 to receive consideration. Awards will be announced by February 28, 2020. For more information and application details, visit the fellowship page.

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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.