The Hoole Library is open to The University of Alabama community and to the public, and is a non-circulating collection. The lobby features exhibitions on a regular basis, and is often host to special events, lectures, and readings.
Organized in 1945 by Dr. William Stanley Hoole, UA Libraries Special Collections was renamed in his honor in 1977. The library moved from the fourth floor of the Gorgas Library to its current location in 1993.
Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, on the University of Alabama campus, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
MWF 9-5 and TR 9-8; Exceptions:
Much of our collections are one-of-a-kind or rare, so they require special levels of security and care. This means we have a few rules that all users are required to adhere to. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
For Home and Country: America’s Entry into the “War to End All Wars”
Gorgas Library, Pearce Foyer (2nd floor)
The Family You Choose: Documenting 30+ Years of LGBTQ+ Life at the Capstone
Williams Collection, Reading Room (Gorgas Library Room 301)
The Day in the Life of a Miner
Hoole Library, Lobby (Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, 2nd floor)
The (Real) Life of (the Hidden) Abraham Lincoln (that Nobody Knows!)
Hoole Library, Reading Room (Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, 2nd floor)
See Current Exhibitions for descriptions.