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
  • Hong Cheng, – CEAS: Computer & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Education

The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service (now expanded to a daily service!) allows UC users to request printed library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Requests made daily Monday-Friday are typically available the next business day. Users should wait for an e-mail pickup notice before coming to the library to pick up requested items. There is a limit of 10 items per request/25 a week.  

Due dates have been automatically set for August 31, 2021. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Click & Collect” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location.

At the Chem-Bio Library,

  • All requested Chem-Bio items will be picked up from the Geo-Math-Physics Library, 240 Braunstein Hall.  No pickup is available at Chem-Bio Library.
  • Chem-Bio textbook reserve books with a status of "Click & Collect" can be requested through the Library Catalog.
  • Contact with requests for Chem-Bio items with a status that is not "Click & Collect."  This includes Chemistry-Biology Library's journal volumes, reference books and Oesper History of Chemistry Collection books.


  • Regular Hours: UC i.d. card swipe is required for access. Card swipe hours for all undergraduates, as well as chemistry-biology grad students and faculty, are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-7pm.
  • Closed Monday, May 31 and Monday, July 5


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 during Fall semester)
Ask-A-Librarian or email