Libraries

Covid-19 (novel coronavirus)

Latest Service Updates - August 5

Beginning August 10, the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) will open for fall semester with limited in-person accessibility to library spaces with the following parameters:

  • Operating Hours: 9am-7pm, Monday-Friday
  • The E-Level of the library will be open and available for patron use for the first three weeks of the semester. The HSL will then reasses space usage and, if necessary, open the G-level for patron use.
  • Furniture layout and a seating capacity of 25 will ensure the mandatory 6' physical distancing.
  • Once capacity is reached, others must wait to enter the library until seating becomes available.
  • Masks are required to enter the library.
  • The Troup Classroom will not be available during the first six weeks of the semester.

Other library locations remain closed at this time. UC Libraries remains open and available online to provide users with access to library resources and services.

Click & Collect Service Offers Phased Access to Library Print Materials

The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request printed library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Requests made by 9:oo AM Wednesdays will be available for pickup between noon-4:00 PM Thursdays. Due dates have been automatically set for February 15, 2021. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. 

Click & Collect pickup locations and details per participating library:

  • Remains closed for in-person research until the beginning of fall semester. However, librarians are available to answer research needs and will arrange to deliver all materials electronically, through campus mail or through regular mail service.
  • For assistance and more information, contact (513)556-1959, e-mail at archives@ucmail.uc.edu, or on the web at https://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb.html.
  • Blegen Library building, 6th floor, on a table immediately outside the library’s main entrance
  • UC ID card swipe access to enter the Blegen Library building will be available and is required during the pickup period
  • Requested items are available for pickup on a table in the hallway immediately outside the CEAS Library (8th floor Baldwin Hall). 
  • UC i.d. card swipe is required to enter Baldwin Hall.
  • Contact Craig Person craig.person@uc.edu with questions and requests for reserves/reference books.  
  • Requested items will be available for pickup on a cart outside the front doors of the CECH Library, room 300, inside the Teachers-Dyer Complex. Card access is required to enter Teachers-Dyer.
  • If you are a member of the UC community but do not have card access for Teachers-Dyer, please contact cechlibrary@uc.edu to make pick-up arrangements.
  • The Chemistry-Biology Library is not participating in Click & Collect.
  • Contact Craig Person with questions and requests for reserves/Oesper History of Chemistry books. 
  • Access to the John Miller Burnam Classics Library collection is available to Classics faculty and graduate students only at this time. 
  • 5480 Aronoff Center for Design and Art on a table immediately outside the library’s entrance
  • PLEASE NOTE: service not available the week of Aug. 3 because of a planned power outage in Braunstein Hall.
  • Requested items are available for pickup on a table in the hallway immediately outside the library’s internal entrance at 240 Braunstein Hall.
  • UC i.d. card swipe access may be required to enter Braunstein Hall.
  • Contact Katie Hillery katie.hillery@uc.edu with questions and requests for reserves/reference books. 
  • Maps are not available for Click & Collect. Contact Holly Prochaska holly.prochaska@uc.edu (librarian for map collection) for assistance. 
  • As the HSL gradually reopens, the Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service will continue.  UC users may still request printed library materials in the Library Catalog
  • Only Health Sciences Library materials may be requested. These include print books from the HSL stacks, the Rothenberg Speech and Hearing collection, and the Browsing collection.  At present, books from other UC Libraries may not be requested to arrive at HSL.  Also, OhioLINK materials are not included. 
  • Beginning August 10, 2020, upon receipt of email confirmation regarding the retrieval request, the requester may pick up materials at the Health Sciences Library any time the library is open. 
  • Contact bacheldn@ucmail.uc.edu or (513) 558-0127 with questions.

UC Blue Ash Libraries

  • Available print and media materials (excluding Reference and Course Reserves) can be requested through the library catalog
  • Laptops and calculators can be requested (UCBA students only) by completing the UCBA Library Equipment Request Form. Specific appointment times will be set for equipment pick-ups.
  • Requested materials and equipment are available for pick-up at the Community Commons patio outside entry/exit doors nearest to the UCBA Library front entrance. A valid student I.D. must be presented when picking up equipment.

UC Clermont

  • Materials can be requested through the catalog.  Technology can be requested by emailing clermontlibrary@uc.edu
  • To retrieve materials, enter Clermont College through the East entrance in the Snyder Building near public safety and sign in. Users then will be asked to show an ID prior to taking materials at the library near the front desk. 
  • If a limited number of requests have been made in a week, you may be contacted for an appointment time rather than utilizing the Thursday window.  Appointments are always welcome to retrieve materials. Clermont faculty/staff may request to have materials delivered to their campus mailbox as well.

For up-to-date university information regarding coronavirus - https://www.uc.edu/publichealth.html  

Important Online Links

Key Info on Library Resources & Services

Have questions? 

  • Use our online Chat service available 10am-3pm, Monday-Friday, to connect with UC Library Staff. 
  • Contact us through these online forms.
  • You can also contact your college or program’s Subject Specialists for assistance.

The Research Labs @ GMP (Research and Data Services) will only offer virtual consultation hours or support until further notice. 

  • If you are seeking assistance, please email ASKDATA@UC.EDU, and we will respond to your request during our normal hours of operations. 
  • We will use Microsoft Teams with video for consultations to help maintain a sense of real time engagement.  
  • If you have an urgent issue, please indicate the timeline needed for your project or request in your email. Though we are confident we can offer the same level of support during this unique and trying time, we ask your flexibility and patience.
  • The Archives and Rare Books Library will continue to answer reference and research questions. Leave a voicemail message at (513)556-1959, or email at archives@ucmail.uc.edu and they will respond as soon as possible.
  • The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions staff will continue to answer reference and research questions. Please leave a voicemail message at (513)555-5120, or e-mail chhp@uc.edu and they will respond as soon as possible.
  • When working remotely, remember to authenticate via off-campus access to use library databases and resources.
  • Search for articles, books, journals, databases and more via the search box on the UC Libraries’ homepage
  • Course and subject guides created by librarians across all of UC’s Libraries are the perfect place to browse for discipline-specific research resources.

If you experience difficulties in accessing an e-resource, please contact us through online form.

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) can, at no charge, electronically provide journal articles and other materials when available from other institutions' libraries. Please visit the Find, Request, Borrow page and the Interlibrary Loan page for details. Please note that as the COVID-19 situation affects our delivery services, we cannot provide print materials at this time.

OhioLINK borrowing is not available. For more information - https://www.ohiolink.edu/COVID-19

  • Due dates have been extended for all materials.
  • You may renew borrowed materials by logging in to My Library Record.

If you experience any problems with renewing materials for any reason, including renewal limits, please contact us.

  • Library users should keep their library materials. Due dates have been extended for all materials. Fines will not be incurred for UC, OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan items.
  • If you must return print materials, a book return drop slot is available on the Walter C. Langsam Library building immediately outside of the main entrance lobby doors. During plaza construction, the drop slot is easiest to reach via the library lobby. When arriving via Woodside Drive/Library Garage, proceed to the 4th floor to enter the lobby. Proceed through the available door to exit the lobby and access the drop slot. 
  • DO NOT LEAVE equipment items outside of the library. If you absolutely must return equipment, please contact Public Safety at (513) 556-1111 in advance and arrange to meet an officer.
  • Contact us through an online form with questions.