In accordance to current COVID-19 protocol, UAB Libraries will now allow small groups to reserve study rooms. Most of the study rooms at Lister Hill Library will accommodate up to two people. A couple of rooms have been arranged to allow three to four, and one will accommodate up to six. Each room remains set up with furniture placement to continue social distancing guidelines.

Lister Hill Library has 19 study room spaces available for currently enrolled UAB students seeking individual study space. Reservations can be made online the same day or a day in advance. Persons making a room reservation must report to the Lister Hill Library HUB Service Desk with their OneCard to check in. A face mask MUST be worn to occupy a room.

Who can reserve?

  • All students with a valid UAB ID can reserve any of the study rooms
  • We apologize, but due to limited space, reservations are limited to UAB students only

What is available?

  • Nineteen study rooms are available for use for up to 3 hours
  • Each room has a networked connection, glass board, markers and erasers, and provides access to the UAB WIFI; a few of the rooms have computers
  • Room 149 also has a VIA collaboration station which enable teleconferencing and a computer with internet access.
  • Each room has disinfecting wipes to clean upon entering and before leaving

How long?

  • Reservations are limited to 3 consecutive hours per day, per person
  • Rooms may be reserved for the current day and the next day only
  • Reservations are held 15 minutes
    • Individuals holding the reservation must report to the LHL HUB desk to check-in with their OneCard
    • Leaving items in a room does not constitute a reservation; items left behind and unattended for longer than 15 minutes may be removed by library staff, and the room will be released to allow another reservation


  • A face mask MUST be worn
  • Rooms are not intended for continuing activities such as classes or standing meetings
  • LHL is not responsible for items left in rooms; items left unattended for longer than 15 minutes may be removed by library staff
  • Walls, furnishings, and glass must not be defaced. No pictures or other items may be attached to the walls or surface; windows or door glass must not be covered in any way
  • Individuals must clean up after themselves and leave the room in good condition including erasing the glass board (disinfecting wipes are available for cleaning and erasers for the glass boards)


  • Reservations can be made in person, by phone (205-975-4821), and online; online reservations are encouraged
  • If reserving by phone, please provide the following information:
    • Name, phone number, email address & school affiliation
    • Date and time period (i.e., 2-5 pm)
  • Report to the LHL HUB desk to check in

Check online or at the LHL HUB for the reservation schedule.
Revised May 2021