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 re-opened for services on Monday, August 2nd. Visit us 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 on the plaza outside of the revovling door.

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


Fall Semester 2021 - August 23 through December 11, 2021

  • Library Building Hours
    • 8am-midnight Monday-Thursday
    • 8am-5pm Friday
    • 12-5pm Saturday
    • 12pm-midnight Sunday
  • The Desk @Langsam 
    • 8am-8pm Monday-Thursday
    • 8am-5pm Friday
    • 12-5pm Saturday
    • 12-8pm Sunday

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 8am-5pm.

Due to volume and staffing limits, requests made for Langsam materials are system-canceled if they are not leaving the building for pickup at another library or university.

Langsam Library News

US Labor Movement Display at UCBA Library

By Sarah Horton and Christian Boyles  Labor shortages. Strikes. Calls for a reassessment of how and where we work and are compensated.  As contemporary labor movements continue to dominate the news cycle, UCBA library student worker, Sarah Horton, has pulled together … Continue reading

New UCBA Library Video Playlist

by Lauren Wahman The new UCBA Library: Research Basics playlist in Kaltura contains four videos (less than 5 minutes each) that guide students through the research process. These introduce foundational concepts and strategies such as identifying keywords and types of sources, setting up a search in Summon, and evaluating sources. The videos support student research and … Continue reading

Contact and Address

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