Libraries

Walter C. Langsam Library

Langsam Library ishot from different views n the summer.

                                                         ABOUT
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 LibraryIT, 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,) staff and student assistants at The Desk @ Langsam assist users with finding titles and resources, checking out materials, answering their questions about, well, anything, and learning more about what UC Libraries has to offer the UC community.

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 uclibcirc@ucmail.uc.edu or visit the Contact Us web page.

Langsam Spaces & Access to Technology

Langsam Library offers a variety of spaces for learning, studying, creating, working with a small group or taking a break between classes. Highlights include:

  • 13 large group study rooms (four with technology), 5th and 6th floors - available first come-first served
  • Small group/individual study rooms, 5th and 6th floors - available first come-first served
  • Quiet Study spaces along the peripheral of the 5th and 6th floors
  • Langsam Living Room, 4th floor - a variety of seating and study spaces
  • Starbucks @ Langsam, 4th floor
  • Langsam 451 - an inclusive prayer and meditation room courtesy of Student Government
  • Video Editing Suite, Sound Isolation Booth and Green Room, 4th floor
  • Access to UC's Wepa printing network and computer workstations provided by IT@UC, 4th floor
  • A public access terminal for visitors, 4th floor behind the Security Guard station
  • Adaptive Technologies, 4th floor
  • Gender neutral restroom, 4th floor
  • Lactation Room, 4th floor - UC provides designated Lactation Rooms across campus to faculty, staff, students, and visitors in need of a private space to express milk or nurse. The room is locked from the inside and offers electrical outlets for breast pumps and provides a comfortable place to sit. For access, obtain the key from The Desk@Langsam or call Public Safety's Technical Services at (513) 556-4925

Hours

Langsam Library Summer Semester 2024 Hours

Sunday, May 5 through Friday, August 2, 2024

Users entering after The Desk closes must be affiliated with UC and present their Bearcat Card/photo ID.

Langsam Library Hours of Operation
Day  Desk  Building 
Monday 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 10 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 10 pm
Wednesday  8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 10 pm
Thursday 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 10 pm
Friday 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 12 - 5 pm 12 - 10 pm

Exceptions

  • Monday, May 27, Memorial Day - CLOSED
  • Wednesday, June 19, Juneteenth - CLOSED
  • Thursday, July 4, Independence Day - CLOSED

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

 


Langsam Library News

UC Libraries Closed Memorial Day, May 27th

All University of Cincinnati Libraries locations will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular library hours for all locations will resume Tuesday, May 28. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

UC Libraries Closed Memorial Day, May 27th

All University of Cincinnati Libraries locations will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular library hours for all locations will resume Tuesday, May 28. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.


Contact and Address

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