Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

The Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (the DAAP Library) provides on-site access to nearly 100,000 monographs and bound journals, and hundreds of cutting-edge periodicals.  Subjects covered include: fashion design, industrial design, graphic design, architecture, interior design, landscape design, horticulture, art history, art education, and fine art: sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and photography.  The library has growing special collections comprised of artist’s books, architectural drawings and archives, handmade/fragile pop up books, rare elephant folios, and Cincinnati urban planning materials.

COIVD-19 (novel coronavirus) Information

At this time all UC Libraries physical locations are closed until further notice. However, we are here to continue to support our students, faculty and staff with our online resources. Visit the DAAP Library COVID-19 Update page for information about library services and off campus access.

Research Guides


Welcome Back Online from UC Libraries

  Welcome back from Spring Break! While all library physical locations are closed, the University of Cincinnati Libraries remains open online and ready to support teaching, learning and research. During this time of social isolation, libraries play an important role as a provider of resources and information expertise. UC Libraries’ online presence provides access to […]

UC Libraries Closing at 5pm, Monday, March 16 until Further Notice

In consultation with university administration, and with the knowledge that diligent social distancing is critical in slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to close all UC Libraries locations effective 5pm, Monday, March 16 until further notice. The only exception to this will be the Donald C. Harrison Health […]

UC Libraries Information Regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) available online

Effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, UC will suspend face-to-face instruction, lectures, discussion sessions, seminars and other similar classroom settings, and move to remote instruction. This includes face-to-face library instruction. Face-to-face instruction will resume Monday, April 13, 2020. Library users are encouraged to keep library materials. Fines will not be incurred for UC, OhioLINK or Interlibrary […]


Effective 5pm, Monday, March 16 all UC Libraries locations will close until further notice. 

Contact Information

Aronoff Center for Design and Art

Robert A. Deshon and Karl J. Schlachter Library for Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning 
5480 Aronoff Center for Design and Art
2600 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016