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 Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Requests made daily Monday-Friday are typically available the next 1-2 business days. Users should wait for an e-mail pickup notice before coming to the library to pick up requested items. There is a limit of 10 items per request/25 a week. Due dates have been automatically set for August 31, 2021. When searching for print materials in the Library Catalog, items with the status of “Held By Library” are available for request. Items from one library location cannot be requested for pickup at another library location. At Langsam Library, requested items are available for pickup on carts in the 4th floor lobby. 

A book drop for the return of materials can be found in the outer lobby of Langsam.

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April 28 - August 20, 2021 - Summer Semester

  • Library Hours:
    • 10am - 8pm, Monday-Thursday
    • 10am - 5pm, Friday
    • Closed, Saturday and Sunday
  • Service Hours (Click & Collect): 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday
    • The Desk@Langsam will remain closed. 
    • Users seeking assistance between 10am-5pm should call (513)556-1424.
    • Users can also seek assistance via our Chat service.

Langsam Library News

Course Prep Checklist for Library Materials

The Clermont College Library hopes that faculty are enjoying their summer and have had opportunities to connect with their loved ones.  As we get closer to the being of the fall semester (yikes!), we want to help you prepare for the semester with library resources and EZ Proxy information.  Please feel free to reach out […]

Service Note: Planned Internet outage for Saturday, July 24 to impact library services

IT@UC will upgrade the equipment that connects UC’s campus to the Internet (F5 Global Traffic Managers) during a planned maintenance window from 6-8 a.m., Saturday, July 24. Users may experience brief interruptions to cloud-based IT services during the planned upgrade. Affected systems may include: Canvas Microsoft Office 365 (OneDrive, Outlook email, etc), Some UC Library […]

New Books in the Science Libraries

Check out the new science books that have been added to the Geology-Math-Physics Library. Please Note: beginning Monday, August 2, the Click & Collect service will end.  However, at that time you can still request books and specify which library where you want to pick up books.  Also, on August 2, most service desks and […]

Contact and Address

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