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When UAB was formed in 1969, a small extension division library existed. From that beginning, the Mervyn H. Sterne Library emerged and has developed into a major academic library. From 1969 until 1973, the Library was housed in several locations. The Sterne Library opened for service in January 1973 at its present location, 917 South Thirteenth Street. Since that time, the Library has undergone several renovations and expansions.

The Sterne Library’s collections support teaching and research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. In addition to more than 1 million print and electronic books and subscriptions to over 41,000 periodicals, the library also provides users with access to specialized databases, audio-visual materials, microforms, and other electronic resources.

The Sterne Library has seating for more than 1,150 users. In addition to serving the University community, the Library provides support to users from schools and businesses within the city and the state through various partnership agreements.

Mervyn H. Sterne Library

917 13th St S
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-6364

Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences

1700 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL

(205) 975-4821

Reynolds-Finley Historical Library

1700 University Blvd - 3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-4475

Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences

1700 University Blvd - 3rd Floor
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-4475

Lister Hill Library at University Hospital

615 18th Street S - P235 West Pavilion
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-2275

801 Building

801 5th Ave South
Room 1111
Birmingham, AL

(205) 934-5432

J. Ellis Sparks Medical Library

301 Governors Drive SE - 3rd Floor
Huntsville, AL 35801

(256) 551-4405

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