The University of Alabama
About University Libraries
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University Libraries . Box 870266 . Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0266
Library Administration: (205) 348-7561 .(205) 348-8833 fax
Library Information: (205) 348-6047

Louis A. Pitschmann, Ph.D., Dean of Libraries 
Jason J. Battles, Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning and Policy
Mildred L. Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Instruction
Mary Bess Paluzzi, Associate Dean for Special Collections
Thomas C. Wilson, Associate Dean for Branch Libraries and Digital Student Services


University Libraries at The University of Alabama includes five libraries:

The Gorgas Library building also houses offices for central library functions such as acquisitions, catalog, interlibrary loans, and systems.

2007 Annual Report


Library Locations

Library Floor Plans


As The University of Alabama's principal locus of information services, University Libraries strives for excellence in advancing the University's teaching, research, and outreach programs by anticipating information needs, providing access to resources, and promoting effective use of information by students, faculty, and staff.


In addition to offering services such as interlibrary loan, library instruction, circulation, course reserve, and reference and information services, University Libraries electronically links researchers to an wide array of databases (including full-text) as well as electronic journals, and subject guides.

Books, serials, and non-book materials in the collections may be identified through the Libraries' catalog. The University of Alabama is a regional depository for U.S. government information.

The libraries provide services for users with disabilities as well as services for distance learners.

Additional general information about University Libraries is available in Library Horizons (news and articles about the libraries primarily for faculty and staff on campus).

Other Libraries on Campus

Also on campus but under different administration are the Bounds Law Library (Bryant Drive), the Health Sciences Library (in DCH Regional Medical Center), and the Map Library (in Farrah Hall on University Boulevard). Materials in the Health Sciences Library are included in the University Libraries' catalog; the Law Library's catalog, ATTICUS, may be accessed at The library at the Paul W. Bryant Museum is open to researchers and the public.

The combined collections of the libraries on campus number over 2 million volumes, more than 1 million government documents, 3.5 million microform units, and 275,000 maps. The University of Alabama libraries receive about 18,000 serials.

The University of Alabama is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Southeastern Library Network, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.