Walter C. Langsam Library

walter c. langsam library

Langsam Library Hours

Note: A UC ID or a valid photo ID is required for entry after 6pm.

Desk@ Langsam Hours (August 27-December 15)

  • Monday- Thursday : 7:45am- 10:45pm
  • Friday: 7:45am-5:45pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am -5:45pm
  • Sunday: 12PM-10:45pm
4th Floor Hours
  • Monday- Sunday:  24/7

* During Closures and Break, the 4th floor closes when the desk at Langsam closes.

Exceptions (University Closures & Breaks)

  •  Labor Day, Monday, September 3: Closed
  •  Veterans’ Day, Monday, November 11: Closed
  • Thanksgiving, Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29: Closed
  • Friday, December 13: 7:45am-6pm
  • Saturday, December 14: 10am-5pm

Winter Seasonal Days, December 24-January 1:

  •  Closed

Break: December 16-January 13

  • Monday−Friday: 8am−5pm
  • Saturday−Sunday: Closed 10am-6pm


Additional Services in Langsam Library

Langsam Library has several group study rooms available for reservation. Please visit the room reservation page for details

Langsam Library News

New Library Exhibit Showcases Artful Books

“Artful Books,” on display now through the end of fall semester on the 4th and 5th floor lobbies of the Walter C. Langsam Library, features books created by members of the Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) inspired by and in celebration of UC and UC Libraries. Earlier this year, CBAS members visited the Archives and […]

First Wave Feminism-Is it Still Relevant?

By Erica Bock, Archives and Rare Books Library Intern Many of us remember being forced to read the poetry of Anne Bradstreet in high school or even college. And most of us read summaries online or in SparkNotes so we could still get an “A” without having to spend the time to decipher certain poetry. […]

Student Research Consultant’s experience at the XSEDE Big Data Workshop

Zhiyuan Yao is a Geography PhD candidate and a student research consultant in the Research Labs@ GMP, in the Geology-Math-Physics Library.  She is a GIS expert in the UC Libraries Research & Data Services Team and can help you with your GIS and other research data questions.  Below she describes her recent experience attending the […]

The Walter C. Langsam Library, the central library, contains over 1,000,000 volumes in the social sciences and humanities, as well as over 200,000 volumes in government depository collections of state, federal and international documents. Many library services are housed in Langsam Library, including the Student Technology Resources Center, Multimedia Services, Library Instruction, and general reference services. The Writing Center, the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CET&L), and the Faculty Enrichment Center call Langsam home.