The Lister Hill Library at University Hospital (LHL@UH) is a branch location of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. The library primarily serves hospital staff and is not open to the general public. The mission of LHL@UH is to provide the staff of University Hospital with accurate, reliable, and timely information in support of patient care, education, and research.

Our Services

Reference Services
Two full-time librarians and a full-time library associate are available to provide on-site assistance to the faculty and staff of UAB Medicine. The reference librarians can help with a wide variety of information needs, including mediated literature searches, consultations on specific information needs, assistance with locating resources, and hands-on training for individuals or groups. Requests for these services may be made in person, by telephone, by email, or by fax.

Table of Contents Service
The Table of Contents (TOC) service provides UAB clinicians with an easy and effective way to keep up with the biomedical literature. With this service, you will receive a weekly email containing the table of contents of up to ten journals containing online content. Links will connect to full text for journals which are available electronically through UAB Libraries.

You may identify journals to include in your TOC subscription in the following ways:

  • Search the list of online journals
  • Search for a particular journal title or by subject in the catalog
  • List the journals of interest to you, and we will verify the availability and notify you

Use the following forms to sign up for the Table of Contents service:

After-Hours Access
The library is accessible after regular operating hours upon request and by approval of library staff to individuals having ongoing patient care responsibilities at University Hospital, including the following:

  • Physicians
  • House Staff
  • Nurses
  • Other personnel who work with night shifts and whose duties require access to knowledge-based resources
  • Third- and fourth-year medical students on clinical rotation

Print and complete the application and submit it to Lister Hill Library at University Hospital, WP P235. You may also submit the application by scanning it and emailing it to Please make sure the application is signed before submitting it.

Windows workstations and Sunray terminals are available in the library for patron use, providing access to all the resources available through UAB Libraries. Access to hospital systems, including IMPACT is available on the six Sunray stations. The workstations are availalbe on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact the library by emailing or by calling 205.934.2275 for additional information.

Document Delivery Services
LHL@UH participates in UAB Libraries' document delivery services (ILLIAD). Patrons may request copies of articles available in print at UAB or from other libraries.

Copying, Printing, and Scanning
Printing and copying are available for business purposes. Color scanning to a UAB or UABMC email address is also available.

Contact Us
If you have any questions, please email