About Reynolds-Finley

Welcome to the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, a growing collection of over 20,000 rare books, manuscripts, journals and pamphlets pertaining to the history of medicine, science, and health care, dating from the 1300s through the mid-1900s. The library is free and open to the public.

Library Access

We are currently open by appointment only. For additional information, please visit our Reynolds-Finley Remote Access Guide or contact us.

Featured Collections

Narrations of ENT: The Dennis G. Pappas History of Otolaryngology Exhibit

Narrations of ENT: The Dennis G. Pappas History of Otolaryngology Exhibit

Curated by Dr. Dennis G. Pappas, Sr., this exhibit explores the history of otolaryngology through the many books and instruments he has donated to the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library and the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.