Ralph E. Oesper Chemistry-Biology Library

Online Resources

Your librarian can assist with questions & requests (e-book purchases, instruction sessions, research consultations).  Contact your librarian or use our Contact the Science & Engineering Libraries form:

  • Ted Baldwin, – A&S: Biology, Chemistry, Oesper Collections and Museum (History of Chemistry) ; CEAS: Biomedical, Chemical, Environmental Engineering
  • Mark Chalmers, – A&S: Mathematics, Physics ; Cincinnati Observatory Collection ; CEAS: Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics / Fire Science, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, Computer Science, Engineering and Computing Education
  • Holly Prochaska, – A&S: Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography ; Map Collections (Geo-Math-Physics Library)
  • Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, - A&S: Neuroscience ; CEAS: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering / Industrial and Systems Engineering, CQU-UC Joint Co-op Institute (JCI), Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement (IECE)


Fall Hours
  • Mon - Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat & Sun - CLOSED 

Swipe access available outside of operating hours

Special Hours and Holiday Closings

  • Labor Day Holiday - Sun & Mon, 9/3 & 9/4 - CLOSED 
  • Veteran's Day - Fri, 11/10 - CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving Holiday -  Thursday, 11/23 - Sunday, 11/26 - CLOSED

Note: Regular hours on the fall reading days: Monday (10/9) & Tuesday (11/7).      


Langsam Library offers extended hours through exams

Need a place to study for exams? Working late on a class project? The Walter C. Langsam Library has extended building hours now through exams. The Desk@Langsam will maintain regular hours. Extended Building Hours: Monday-Thursday, Nov. 26-Nov. 30: 8am-3amFriday, Dec. … Continue reading

UC Libraries closed for Thanksgiving holiday

The University of Cincinnati Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving, with some locations closed the remainder of the holiday weekend and many library locations closing early on Wednesday, November 22 at 5pm. Check … Continue reading

Contact and Address

Chemistry-Biology Library
PO Box 210151
503 Rieveschl Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0151
Phone: (513) 556-1550 (call CEAS Library at this time)
Contact Us: Science & Engineering Libraries 
Library Director: Ted Baldwin;