Cohen Enrichment Collection


Cohen Bookplate


Cohen is an eclectic library enrichment collection endowed by Julie Cohen in memory of A.B., Dolly, and Ralph Cohen, her father-in-law, mother-in-law, and husband.  Since 1979 the Cohen Collection has provided a browseable selection of fiction and nonfiction books for the reading pleasure of UC students, faculty, and staff.

Fiction selected for the Cohen Collection falls into two categories: well-reviewed debut works in English and works in other languages newly translated into English.  Nonfiction ranges broadly across many subject areas.  From astronomy to zoology nonfiction titles are written for the well-educated layperson.  Works selected in either fiction or nonfiction must be appropriate for an academic collection.


The Cohen Collection is located in an alcove on the northside of the 5th floor of the Langsam Library. Books in the Cohen Collection are current publications.  Every 6 months older books in the Cohen Collection are removed from the Cohen area to be shelved in the Langsam Library book stacks.

Whether on the Cohen shelves or in the Langsam book stacks Cohen books are identifiable by their bookplate (shown above).

Circulation Policy

Books in the Cohen Collection are restricted to a 3-week nonrenewable loan period.  Books in the Cohen Collection are available on loan through OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan, subject to the same restrictions.  Cohen books transferred to the bookstacks are subject to the same terms and restrictions that apply to any book in the Langsam Library‚Äôs circulating collections.