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Library Introduction for New Students

A welcome guide with important library information and resources

Salmon Library Quick Facts

Library Resources

  • Over 200,000 print materials
  • 319 Databases
  • 683.677 electronic resources
  • 75 laptops for checkout for students


Library Building

  • 3,003 average weekly visitors
  • Four stories
  • 105,000 square feet
  • Opened in 1969
    • Started with just the North Tower (3 stories)
    • Central Tower was added in 1979 (3 stories + basement)
    • South Tower was added in 2001

Items for Checkout

The library offers multiple items for checkout, including: 

  • Books
  • Laptops
  • iPads
  • Study Rooms
  • Headphones
  • Frisbees
  • Nerf Footballs
  • Cornhole
  • Giant Jenga

To learn more, visit our User Services information page here. 

Contact Us

User Services
Phone: 256.824.6530

Research Help Desk
Phone: 256.824.6529

Archives and Special Collections
Phone: 256.824.6523

OIT Help Desk
Phone: 256.824.3333

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Welcome to the Salmon Library at UAH! 

Welcome to the Salmon Library! Whether you're a first-year, transfer, or new graduate student, this guide is for you! Take a look around and learn about some of the resources and services we offer. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Library Events

Each semester the library hosts a variety events, including crafts, food, workshops, and presentations/talks. Events take place throughout the semester, and you'll typically find multiple events around the first two weeks of classes, midterms, and finals. These events are free and are open to all students. To see our upcoming events, please click here to visit the Library Events section on our website.

How to ... at the Salmon Library

We have two Charger Prints kiosk (by Wēpa), one in the lobby and on by the OIT Help Desk, which can both print in B&W or color. You can pay for print jobs using a credit or debit card. Alternately, you can use your credit or debit card to create a Wēpa account. For more information, see the Charger Prints page at this link.

Scan or Copy
We have two digital scanners on the first floor capable of scanning documents of multiple sizes. They scan to a USB drive or send the documents to your email. (If you need to make a copy, scan it here first and then use the Wēpa printing kiosk to print copies.)

Connect to the Wifi
UAH uses the wireless network Eduroam in the library and around campus outside of campus housing. The username and password are your Charger ID and password. The first time you try to connect to Eduroam you may need to use their Configuration Assistant Tool available here. The guest network UAH Get Connected is also available in the library for guest users or if you need to connect briefly to set up Eduroam first. 

Use a Library Computer
Log in with your Charger ID and password. 

Check Out Items
For books, bring any you'd like to check out to the User Services desk. For all other items (except for those from Charger SPACE), please visit the User Services Desk. Items in Charger SPACE must be checked out and returned in the lab; for more information, please click here. To check out any item you'll need your Charger Card or valid photo ID.