All great universities depend heavily upon their friends for
financial support and gifts of materials. The Friends of Sterne
Library, organized in 1977, is the support group that has enabled
Sterne Library to develop its collections in exciting and significant
ways. Through the generous contributions of the friends, Sterne
Library has acquired outstanding collections in Art History, Ethics,
Business, History, Women's Studies, Chemistry, and Sociology.
Questions regarding the Friends of Sterne Library may be addressed to
the circulation staff in person at the Circulation Desk on the first
floor or by telephone at 934-4338.
To promote the importance of Sterne Library to the
University and the community.
To encourage gifts to support the development of outstanding
To contribute to the growth and enrichment of Sterne
Library, UAB, and the community.
Gifts to the book fund are essential for the library to continue to
grow. Gifts may be designated for specific subject areas, to purchase
special items, or they may be undesignated. Undesignated gifts are
important because they allow the library to acquire a wide range of
materials for which present funds are inadequate. The University
invites you to become a member of the Friends of Sterne Library and
to join in the effort to make Sterne Library an outstanding educational
and research facility that will benefit all the citizens of Birmingham
Membership forms for the Friends of Sterne Library are available at the
Membership benefits include
borrowing privileges for all members presenting a current membership
A maximum of ten books may be checked out, for a period of two weeks.
Borrowing privileges extend to all adult family
members of Benefactor,
Patron, or Family card holders.
Members may also access database resources and online materials
from inside the Library, using a password obtained at the
They cannot access most of these materials
from off campus. For more information about using the computers
in the Library, please see
Using the Computers in Sterne Library
or ask at the Reference Desk.
|Benefactor||$1,000 or more|
|Patron||$500 or more|
|Family||$150 or more|
|Individual||$50 or more|
|UAB Faculty and Staff||$25 or more|
|UAB Students||$10 or more|