Effective October 1, 2018

I. Purpose for Transition to Card Access

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.

This policy applies only to building spaces occupied by the libraries. Other university units within the library buildings may implement different polices to serve their users.

To continue to meet UAB’s mission pillar of community engagement, non-UAB visitors will be allowed access to the libraries during limited hours as described below.

Special hours and access during holidays and breaks may apply. See the libraries website for details.

II. Physical Access Policy for valid UAB ONE Card holders

Valid UAB ONE Card holders will need to use their cards to access Lister Hill Library and Mervyn H. Sterne Library during all hours that the libraries are open. ONE Card holders may be allowed to bring non UAB Affiliated guests with them into the building during visitor hours. Request for access to the libraries do not need to be made; all valid ONE Card holders will have access automatically. Library hours are online at http://library.uab.edu/hours.

III. Physical Access Policy for Visitors

The UAB Libraries welcome visitors (non-UAB affiliated users) throughout the week, including the weekends, during the following hours:

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mervyn H. Sterne Library
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visitors are required to provide a current school, university or other photo ID. Only currently enrolled UAB students, faculty, and staff are permitted to enter or remain in library buildings during other regular library hours. Library patrons are required to observe all library policies.

IV. Electronic Resources Access for Visitors

Authorized visitors may use one of the libraries’ visitor workstations by requesting access at the HUB desk. Visitor workstation access is subject to availability and must be limited to research purposes. See the UAB Libraries Internet and Computer Use Guidelines for more information. Visitors must comply with the UAB Acceptable Computer Use Policy.