News & Events


Registration for the Spring 2019 Business Research Toolkit is now open. To register, visit the registration page. The link is also accessible on the Business Research Toolkit Guide. The last day to register is Sunday, January 13, 2019.

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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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Join us on January 23rd from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in Sterne Library #174 for “Celebrating UAB African American Trailblazers: Fifty Years of Firsts,” the 4th Annual Reflection on Civil and Human Rights Series event. 2019 marks UAB’s 50th Anniversary, a rich history that includes many notable contributions from African Americans. Come join us as we traverse UAB’s hiring landscape via a panel discussion and recognize some of these first achievements and achievers.

This UAB Community Month event is sponsored by UAB Libraries, African American Faculty Association and UAB African American Studies Program.

Panelists for this event will be:

  • Deborah Grimes, RN, JD (UAB Health System Chief Diversity Officer)
  • Dr. Delois Skipwith Guy (School of Nursing)
  • Dean Eric Jack (Collat School of Business)
  • Senior Vice President & Dean Selwyn Vickers (School of Medicine)
  • Dr. Deborah Voltz (former Dean, School of Education)
  • Ms. Bettye Wilson (former AAFA president & Associate Professor Emerita, School of Health Professions)
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The January Image of the Month from UAB Archives has been posted.

Click here to see the Image of the Month

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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.

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Scourge: Diseases That Shaped History is a new exhibit curated by the four UAB Art History Capstone students of Assistant Professor of Art History, Noa Turel. Students Kelsey Jones, Oakleigh Pinson, Tina Ruggieri, and Brooklynne Todd created the exhibit using historical books and artifacts, all of which are held within the collections of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences and the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library. It is on display on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences until May 31, 2019. This fascinating new exhibit can be viewed from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Download the exhibit flyer

See the full calendar of hours and closings for Mervyn H. Sterne Library through July 2020.

Click here to see the Sterne 2019-2020 Academic Calendar

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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At UAB Libraries, we are again holding our Toys for Fines holiday charity drive to bring smiles to children who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. Library users with overdue fines (current or prior) can have up to $20 waived when they donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child (infant through 12 years of age) to the Toys for Tots drive. These contributions will support UAB’s 25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive in conjunction with Toys for Tots to benefit local children.

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In this issue:

  • Library Hours
  • UAB Libraries Rapid ILL
  • Afternoon Tea at LHL Every Wednesday Until November 14th
  • PubMed via LHL Guide
  • Display at Lister Hill Library at University Hospital Commemorates Tinsley Harrison's 20th Edition
  • Witchcraft Display at Sterne Library
  • UAB Basketball Game, November 24, 1978
  • UAB Faculty Publication Spotlight

Read the November 2018 issue