Books at Sterne Library
Use the Local Catalog
to find books available at Sterne Library. The Local Catalog also includes information about the journals,
audiovisual materials, and online resources available at Sterne Library.
The Local Catalog offers the following basic search options:
Title (omit initial articles a, an, the):
grapes of wrath
Author (lastname firstname):
Keyword (main term(s) describing your topic, usually nouns):
violence television children
After you identify a book in the local catalog, always note the
Location and Call Number to locate the book on the shelf.
Also, make sure the book's status is Not Checked Out.
If you need assistance locating a book on the shelf,
ask for help at the Circulation Desk or the
Reference/Information Desk, both on the first floor of the library.
Some books listed in the Sterne Library catalog are electronic books,
available for reading online.
Most of Sterne Library's electronic books are part of
You can search all the electronic books available in this
collection by choosing NetLibrary from the databases
section of our homepage.
Books at Other Libraries
The UAB Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
has a separate Catalog you can search to find books and
other materials held by that library.
Use the WorldCat search box on the Library's home page
to search the holdings of libraries worldwide. Books in Sterne Library's collection
are listed first, in Lister Hill Library next, and then
in order by closest to furthest location.
To Obtain Books from Other Libraries