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 ; (interim) CEAS: Computer & Electrical Engineering, Engineering Education, Inclusive Excellence & Community Engagement (IECE)
  • Mark Chalmers, – A&S: Mathematics, Physics ; CEAS: Aerospace, Civil & Architectural, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Holly Prochaska, – A&S Geology, Geography, Map collections, Environmental Studies

  • 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.

Fall Semester Hours:

  • 9:00am – 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Closed, Saturday
  • Closed, Sunday

Special Hours & Holidays

  • Labor Day: Mon, Sept 6th (CLOSED 9/6)
  • Veteran's Day: Fri, Nov 11th (CLOSED 11/11)
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Wed, Nov 23rd (OPEN, 11/23, 9am-5pm)  
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: CLOSED Thurs 11/24 - Friday 11/25

Note: Regular Service Desk hours on the fall reading days: Monday (10/10) & Tuesday (11/8).


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