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 rent. Check out more info about the libraries below and lib.ua.edu.

Branches of the Library

Among the 5 libraries across campus, each library has its own content specialty and provides resources to support all UA students.

Gorgas Library

Gorgas Library is one of the most popular places on campus to study. In addition to the Sanford Media Center and the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, Gorgas offers has computers on almost every floor and a coffee shop, Java City, on the first floor.

Location: On The Quad, opposite of Denny Chimes

Phone Number: (205) 348-6047

Email: gorgasinfo@ua.edu

Bruno Library

Bruno Library is located near the Culverhouse College of Commerce on campus and is equipped with resources to help you ace all your business classes.

Location: 425 Stadium Drive, near Alston Hall

Phone Number: (205) 248-1080

Email: brunolibrary@culverhouse@ua.edu

Rodgers Library

Rodgers Library is home to the nursing, engineering, and general science majors. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet study space, Rodgers is for you. It is open 24 hours a day.

Location: 335 Hackberry Lane, near Shelby Quad

Phone Number: (205) 348-2100

Email: scenglib@bama.ua.edu

McLure Education Library

McLure Library is the College of Education library. It is small and private, with cubicles for all of your computing or study needs.

Location: 918 University Boulevard, next to Graves Hall

Phone Number: (205) 348-6055

Hoole Special Collections

Hoole Library is a special collections library that houses a selective collection of rare books, Alabama materials, and more than 3,400 manuscript collections. A-Books from the 1960’s and before can be found at Hoole.

Location: 500 Hackberry Lane, across from Gordon Palmer Hall

Phone Number: (205) 348-0500

Email: archives@bama.ua.edu

Library Services

The libraries have print resources available to you and a variety of services to support your success as a student at UA.

Printing

All libraries on campus offer convenient, wireless printing options for students. Using Bama Cash, students can print in black and white for 5 cents a page or color for 15 cents. Simply select a printer, swipe your ACT card, and get your papers!

Group Study and Presentation Practice Rooms

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 Hoole, and practice presentation rooms are only available in McLure and Rodgers Libraries. Not only are they free, but also easy to book! Book a room today by visiting lib.ua.edu.

Campus Study Locations

Campus is full of places to study whether you study best in a group or alone, indoors or outdoors, with movement all around or complete silence, there is a perfect place for you to study. We polled some UA students and here is what they had shared as their favorite places to study at The Capstone:

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 across The Quad.

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!

North Lawn Hall – North Lawn Hall is one of the newest building on UA’s campus and has lots of comfortable furniture to help you relax while you’re hitting the books.