All libraries are accessible and provide resources such as classes and workshops, 3D printing, and course items. Materials such as laptops, cameras, and portable projectors are also available for rental. Check out more info about the libraries below and lib.ua.edu.
UA offers five libraries across campus and, while each library has its own specialty, they provides resources to support all students.
The libraries not only have print resources available to you, but also a variety of services to support your success as a student at UA.
All libraries on campus offer convenient, wireless printing options for students. Using Bama Cash, students can print in black and white for 10 cents a page, or color for 15 cents. Simply select a printer, swipe your ACT card, and get your papers!
Group study and practice presentation rooms are perfect for working on group projects, preparing for an interview, or even just getting homework done. There are study rooms located in all libraries except in Hoole, while practice presentation rooms are only available in McLure and Rodgers. Not only are they free, but also easy to book! Book a room today by visiting lib.ua.edu.
The Gorgas Library Steps – Looking out on Denny Chimes and the Quad, there is no better view of campus than the front steps of Gorgas!
The Quad – Bring a blanket and choose either the wooded shade to relax, or the bright sun to get some rays while studying! You are also guaranteed to see adorable dogs running about.
The Ferguson Student Center – If you like some background noise while you study the Ferguson Student Center is a great place. There are multiple couches and comfortable spots to sit on every floor of the building.
The Science and Engineering Complex – This space is a nice scenic spot to sit outside on a nice day.
The Park at Manderson Landing – If you would like to get some Vitamin D and study time in, check out Manderson Landing! It offers a wonderful view of the river.
Woods Quad – In the heart of campus, this location offers very few distractions and little foot traffic!
Editor’s Choice – The Starbucks on the corner of Bryant Drive has both an upstairs and downstairs and the convenience of coffee. The upstairs portion has comfortable chairs and a great view of outside. They also play soothing music that is great for studying between classes.