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

  • Journal volumes and reference books can be browsed when inside of the library.
  • Service desk is not open at this time.  Reserve textbooks, bound journal volumes and reference books can be requested to borrow by emailing
  • All requested Chem-Bio items can be picked up and returned at the CEAS Library, 850 Baldwin Hall.  No pickups or returns can be made at Chem-Bio Library.
  • 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 undergraduates, as well as chemistry/biology grad students, post-docs and faculty, are Monday-Friday, 7:30am-7pm.

Service desk hours - Fall Semester

  • Service desk is staffed 10am - 2pm, Monday – Friday
  • Outside of service hours, please contact CEAS Library for assistance and to request Chem-Bio Library reserve books - or 513-556-1550


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