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Archives and Rare Books Library

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  • ARB is open to researchers by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • For assistance booking an appointment and more information, contact (513) 556-1959 or e-mail at archives@ucmail.uc.edu
  • All researchers must wear masks, practice appropriate social distancing, and abide by UC Libaries Health and Safety Protocols.
  • Blegen Library (where the Archives and Rare Books Library is located) is accessible to UC students, faculty, and staff via their Bearcat card.  Non-UC researchers should call ARB staff at 513-556-1959 upon their arrival to be let into the building. 
  • Only two researchers may be in ARB at one time, and appointments are restricted to no more than four hours at a time. 
  • The ARB seminar room, room 814, will not be available for fall semester.
  • ARB staff continue to handle reference and research questions for students, faculty, staff and UC administrative offices.  Please leave a message at 513-556-1959 or send an email to archives@ucmail.uc.edu and we will return your message as soon as possible.

The Archives and Rare Books Library holds the University's Rare Books collection, University Archives, Local Government records, Urban Studies archive, and German-Americana collection.  The Archives and Rare Books Library is located on the 8th floor of Blegen Library on the University of Cincinnati's uptown campus.   


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Hours

  • Available by appointment Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm through August 8.
  • Available by appointment Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm after August 9.
  • For assistance booking an appointment and more information, contact (513) 556-1959 or e-mail at archives@ucmail.uc.edu

Contact and Address

Archives & Rare Books Library
8th Floor Blegen Library
P.O. Box 210113
2602 McMicken Circle 
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0113
Phone:  513-556-1959