Sterne Library


Instructors may place books, photocopies, select links to websites, or articles in UAB licensed databases on a reserve list for a class by filling out a course reserve request form. Items to be placed on reserve may be part of the library's existing collection or instructors may place personal items in the library. The course reserve form may be filled out in person at the Sterne HUB or online using this electronic form.


Reserve materials are available at the HUB and may be checked out with a valid UAB identification card. The call number of each item must be given to the circulation staff for retrieval at the time of check out. Most reserve materials may be checked out for a short time only and usually must be used in the library, but some may be checked out overnight. The loan periods are set by the instructors when the items are placed on reserve. Students will be informed of return time or date at checkout.

Request Assistance

If faculty have questions about course reserves, please contact the Sterne Library Course Reserve Coordinators, Terri Nix or Howard Fox.

Lister Hill Library

Lister Hill Library provides access to current print textbooks and resources for the health sciences schools.  This small collection of books is housed at the Lister Hill HUB and resides in either the school or test prep collections. These materials are available for a one day checkout period with no renewals.  Individuals with questions regarding these collections should contact Errica Evans.