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 ; CEAS: Biomedical, Chemical, Environmental Engineering
  • Mark Chalmers, – A&S: Mathematics, Physics ; CEAS: Aerospace, Civil & Architectural, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Holly Prochaska, – A&S Geology, Geography, Map collections, Environmental Studies
  • Ivy O'Connell, – (interim) CEAS: Computer & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Education, Inclusive Excellence & 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


  • UC i.d. is required for access to space. Card access hours (for all undergraduate students, all graduate students, Chemistry/Biology faculty and post-docs) are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-7pm.

Summer Semester Hours (May 9 - August 21):

  • No Service Desk coverage; Continue swipe access to all faculty and students.
  • When service desk is closed, please contact CEAS Library for assistance.  To request Chem-Bio Library reserve books, contact or (513)556-1550.

Special Hours & Holidays

  • Memorial Day: Mon, May 30 (CLOSED 5/29 & 5/30)
  • Juneteenth: Mon, June 20th (CLOSED 6/19 & 6/20)
  • Independence Day: Mon, July 4 (CLOSED 7/3 & 7/4)
  • Welcome Weekend: Sun, Aug 21 (OPEN 1-5pm) 


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