Walter C. Langsam Library

walter c. langsam library

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.

The Desk @ Langsam 

Situated to your left as you enter Langsam Library's ground level (the 4th floor,) the Desk@Langsam is available for users to find materials, check out materials, ask questions and learn more about library resources.

A book drop for the return of materials can be found in the outer lobby of Langsam and in the plaza outside of the revolving door.

For additional questions, assistance and more information: E-mail or visit


Summer Semester Hours - Sunday May 8 through Saturday August 6, 2022

  • Library Building Hours
    • 8am-10pm Monday-Thursday
    • 8am-5pm Friday
    • Closed Saturday
    • 12pm-10pm Sunday
  • The Desk @ Langsam services are available: 
    • 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
    • Closed Saturday
    • 12-5pm Sunday

Second Summer Break - Sunday, August 7 through Saturday, August 20

  • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (desk and building)
  • Closed Sunday Aug 7 and Aug 14
  • Closed Sat Aug 13 and 20

Users seeking assistance during our desk hours should call (513)556-1424. Users can also seek assistance via our Chat service Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm.

Langsam Library News

UC Libraries closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 30

All University of Cincinnati Libraries locations will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular library hours for all locations will resume Tuesday, May 31. Have a safe holiday.

New Books in the Science Libraries

Several ebooks from the American Mathematical Society have been added to the March-April 2022 Geology-Math-Physics Library new books list. Click here to access the March-April 2022 list. If you have any questions about these books, contact Ted Baldwin, Director of … Continue reading

Contact and Address

Walter C. Langsam Library
2911 Woodside Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-1424