Dean's Welcome

Xuemao Wang

Xuemao Wang, Dean and University Librarian

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Libraries web site. Here, users can begin their research of our extensive collections via the Library Catalog and Summon, as well as access online resesources such as full-text journals, indexes and databases and digital collections of our unique holdings. Key library services such as Interlibrary Loan, reserves and paying library fines are available via the web site, as well as links on how to get help using the library and working with copyright. The University of Cincinnati Libraries consists of 10 locations - all of which have dedicated web sites tailored to their users.  

As stated in our Strategic Plan, the University of Cincinnati Libraries empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources.

The University of Cincinnati Libraries are an integral partner in the university’s efforts to achieve its core mission of teaching, research and community engagement. Through the work of our Strategic Plan, and with the realization of our mission and vision, we support the efforts of the university.

As I enter my fifth year at UC Libraries, I am proud of all we have accomplished thus far and am energized for the work to come. We have forged new partnerships and collaborations both on campus and internationally that will serve users locally as well as propel the Libraries forward. There are new people working in the Libraries alongside experienced colleagues. We are transforming our spaces to be more student focused and technology friendly.

This is an exciting time for the University of Cincinnati Libraries. Together, with our audacious aspirations of being a transformative leader in all we do, UC Libraries will become the "globally engaged intellectual commons of the university."


Xuemao Wang,
Dean and University Librarian