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 Science & Engineering Ask A-Librarian 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)

  • When service desk is not open, reserve books, journal volumes and reference books can be requested by emailing  Outside of service desk hours, Chem-Bio items can be picked up and returned at the CEAS Library, 850 Baldwin Hall. 
  • For help with services, literature searching or locating articles, contact Science & Engineering Ask-A-Librarian or


  • Service Desk Hours – doors will be open.  Swipe access is still available outside of Service Desk hours from 7:30am to 7:00pm.

Regular Spring Semester Hours Begin Mon, Jan 9

  • Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm 
  • Saturday & Sunday, CLOSED
  • NOTE - Mon, 1/16, CLOSED for MLK Day

Spring Break

  • Mon - Fri, March 13-17, Service Desk CLOSED (Swipe Access Only)
  • Saturday, March 11 & 18, CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 12 & 19, CLOSED 


Contact and Address

Chemistry-Biology Library
PO Box 210151
503 Rieveschl Hall
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0151
(513)556-1550 (contact CEAS Library at this time)
Ask-A-Librarian or email