Lister Hill Library   Sterne Library

Lister Hill Library

Lister Hill Library has 19 study rooms available for individuals to reserve on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to COVID-19, all persons must wear a face mask while occupying a study room.

Study Room Reservation

Students can reserve a room online, by phone or in person at the Reservation Kiosk located across from the Lister Hill Library HUB Service Desk. To avoid long lines and to practice safety precautions, students are encouraged to make their reservations online at prior to coming to the library. Reservations can be made the same day or one day in advance.

All study rooms are locked and require key access. Students should report to the LHL HUB Service Desk to present their OneCard to confirm their room reservation and to gain entrance into the room.

All rooms provide a network connection, access to the UAB WIFI, a glass board, markers and an eraser.

Room 149 provides access to a VIA Media Collaboration station with teleconferencing capabilities, and a computer. Rooms 128, 131, 175, 177, and 181 also contain a computer with internet access.

UAB OneCard ● Health-check Passport ● Face Mask
Required to gain entrance

Reservations are limited to 3 hours per person, per day and may ONLY be made 1 day in advance.

Room reservations are ONLY held for 15 minutes; students reporting to the desk after that time forfeit their reservation.

View the Lister Hill Library room reservation policy.

Sterne Library

Study Carrel Policy

Due to COVID-19 and in line with promoting social distancing, UAB Libraries has suspended all group study carrel reservations.

Study Carrels

  • The Library has a limited number of study carrels available on the first and third floors.
  • Study carrels may be checked out with a valid UAB identification card at the HUB service desk.
  • Use of study carrels is limited to one person at a time.
  • These rooms will accommodate one person and should have access to the UAB WiFi.

Who can borrow a study carrel?

  • All students, faculty, and alumni with a valid UAB ID or Alumni card who are seeking a place for intensive short-term study may use carrels.

How long?

  • Carrels may be checked out for one three-hour period with no renewal. Rooms may be checked out for 3 hours per day, per person. Borrowers are encouraged to spend only two hours in the library
  • Study carrels cannot be reserved in advance.


  • Rooms are not intended for continuing activities such as classes or standing meetings
  • The library is not responsible for items left in rooms;
  • Walls, furnishings, and glass must not be defaced. No pictures or other items may be attached to the walls or surfaces
  • Windows or door glass must not be covered in any way
  • Each person should wipe the study area when they go in and wipe before they go out.Wipe In / Wipe Out
  • Individuals must clean up after themselves and leave the room in good condition

Revised August 2020

Meeting Room - Sterne SL 174

The Sterne Library has a meeting space available for use by others on campus.

View the Sterne Library room policies or reserve SL 174 using online reservation request form.