Walter C. Langsam Library

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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

Shakespeare’s Culturally Relevant Halloween Story

By Erica Bock, Archives and Rare Books Library Intern It is that time of year again. It is starting to feel like fall and Halloween is right around the corner. Netflix is coming out with their top Halloween picks. And a category such as “gory” or “gruesome” is bound to be featured, as it is […]

Join us for “Zorro Turns 100: The Hispanic Legacy of America’s First Superhero”

Zorro Turns 100: The Hispanic Legacy of America’s First Superhero In 1919, an unknown U.S. pulp fiction writer created a masked California hero who fought for the people against tyranny. The dashing Zorro not only became America’s first superhero—he influenced the creation of Batman and other cape crusaders in years to come. Join us to […]

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 […]

Empowering Generations of Digital Natives

Technology is changing faster each year. Digital literacy can vary between ages but there are lots of ways different generations can work together and empower each as digital citizens. No matter whether you’re a parent or caregiver, teacher or mentor, it’s hard to know the best way to teach younger generations the skills needed to […]

WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.3 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.3 is currently […]

Responsible Participation In Online Communities

In our first article in this series, we highlighted the WordPress mission to democratize publishing. WordPress introduced a tool to independent and small publishers who did not have the resources of the larger publishing platforms. Access to a free content management system to create websites has empowered thousands of people to find their voice online. […]

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.