Library A to Z    

Instant Message a Librarian

Chat, text, and IM will be unavailable November 23 - 28, 2015.

Prefer to e-mail your question?    Prefer to text?    Librarians' numbers and e-mail addresses    Problems? We can help!

Got questions?
To get started, just enter your question in the Ask Sterne chat box (to your right), or choose the appropriate screen name for your service from the list below.

Prefer to send a text?
Text a Librarian at (205) 578 8417.

IM and text reference hours
Monday - Friday   9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reference desk assistance
Reference desk assistance is available in-person and via telephone (205-934-6364) the following days and times:
Monday - Thursday   7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Friday   7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday   1:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight

Service Screen Name Web Access
AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) SterneChat   AIM Express   
  Google Talk sternelibrary Google Talk   
Windows Live Messenger
(MSN Messenger)   MSN Web Messenger   
  Yahoo! Messenger SterneChat   Yahoo! Web Messenger   

New to instant messaging? Learn more on