Lister Hill Library and Sterne Library

The number of books you can check out at one time depends on the patron category to which you belong:

  • UAB Faculty: 100 items;
  • UAB Students: 50 items;
  • UAB Staff: 50 items;
  • Other Borrowers: 10 items.

"Other Borrowers" include Alumni Card holders, Courtesy Card holders, Friends of Sterne, and students, faculty, and staff from universities with which we have cooperative agreements.

For more information, please call the Lister Hill Library HUB at (205) 934-2230 or the Sterne Library HUB at (205) 934-4338.

Lister Hill Library


Patron Category Loan Period Renewals
Undergraduate Student - UAB 28 days 2 (for 28 days)
Graduate Student - UAB 28 days 2 (for 28 days)
Faculty - UAB 183 days 1 (for 183 days) 
Staff - UAB 28 days 2 (for 28 days)
Other 28 days 1 (for 28 days)

Loan periods based on type of material are as follows:

Type of material Loan period Renewals
Circulating books 28 days 2
Reference books 3 hours, library use only 0
Laptops 1 day 1
Periodicals Library use only  
Media, DVDs, CDs 28 days 1
Equipment: Video projector 7 days 0
Equipment: Headphones 3 hours, library use only 0
Equipment: Microphone 3 hours, library use only 0
Equipment: Flash drive 3 days  
Equipment: Dry erase markers 3 hours, library use only 0
Equipment: Mac & PC connectors 3 hours, library use only 0

Mervyn H. Sterne Library


Patron Category Loan Period Renewals
Undergraduate Student - UAB 28 days 1 (for 28 days)
Graduate Student - UAB 63 days 1 (for 63 days)
Faculty - UAB 183 days 1 (for 183 days) 
Staff - UAB 28 days 1 (for 28 days)
Other 14 days 1 (for 14 days)

Loan periods based on type of material are as follows:

Type of material Loan period Renewals
Juvenile books 14 days 1
Textbook collection 14 days 1
Café collection 28 days 1
Reference/Bound periodicals Library use only  
Compact Discs, DVDs, Music Recordings, Spoken Recordings, Videocassettes, Videodiscs, and Motion Pictures 7 days 1
Compact Discs and Computer Disks which accompany books Based on loan period of books 1
Audiocassettes, Audiotapes, Charts, Film Loops, Filmstrips, Games, Kits, Models, Slides, and Transparencies 14 days 1