Our resources are available to current faculty, staff and residents of the UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. We do not lend items or provide digital resource access to anyone unaffiliated with the campus. Community physicians who hold an adjunct faculty position with the Huntsville campus have access to all Sparks Library  resources as long as they have a Blazer ID and password and are currently teaching UAB Huntsville students or residents. 

There is no limit to the number of items you may check out, nor are there late fees. We ask that items are returned on time so that others have the chance to check them out. Items that are lost or damaged will be charged to your library account at their original purchase price.

All items checkout for four weeks with one (1) renewal. There are multiple ways to renew; you can email us, use the self-checkout machine, or log in to your account on the UAB Libraries webpage.

In order to ensure that our textbooks are available at all times to UAB Huntsville students and residents, we do not lend our items out via interlibrary loan. Consequently, we will not be able to access physical books from other locations for our campus members through the interlibrary loan system. These restrictions do not apply to journal articles and other resources that can be transmitted digitally. Campus members who wish to access a book not currently held by the Sparks Library can browse the e-book collection or contact Alan Backer at alanbacker@uabmc.edu to inquire about ordering the title for the Sparks Library collection.

Access to the library outside of business hours is limited to UAB Huntsville faculty, staff, residents and students with a key fob. We do not provide key fobs to non-affiliates of the campus. Non-UAB health workers and medical students are welcome to visit the library during business hours to study and browse our physical resources, but will not be able to check them out.

Food and drinks are allowed in the library as long as you clean up after yourself.