Library Heads


New and Events

To inquire about a specific special collection, please contact the appropriate library head.

Archives and Rare Books Library

Kevin Grace, Head and University Archivist
Phone: (513) 556-1959

The Archives & Rare Books Library contains the University Archives, including the Records Management Program; the university’s Rare Books Collection; the Urban Studies Collection; the German-Americana Collection; and the Local Government Records Collection.

Gorno Memorial Music (CCM) Library

Jenny Doctor, Head
Phone: (513) 556-1964

The CCM Library has a number of special collections stored at ARB. Highlights include the Dale Warland Singers Archive, Thomas Shippers Collection, and the Spanish Antiphoner.

Classics Library

Rebecka Lindau, Head
Phone: (513) 556-1316

The Classics Library has over 3,000 volumes published prior to the 19th century and covering many facets of Classical Studies housed in the University of Cincinnati Libraries’ Rare Books Collection.

Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library

Elizabeth Meyer, Interim Head
Phone: (513) 556-0279

The growing core and focus of the DAAP Special Collection is on historically significant works of book art by conceptual and modern artists such as Sol LeWitt, Edward Ruscha, Dieter Roth, and others significant to the artistic movements of the 1950’s through the ’80’s.

Digital Collections and Repositories

Linda Newman, Head
Phone: (513) 556-1319

Digital collections enable us to share our rare and unique library collections with the world.  Our digital repositories store, make accessible, and preserve the full range of the University of Cincinnati’s intellectual output when available in digital form – library digital collections, scholarly, historical and research materials, and university records.

Elliston Poetry Room

James Cummins, Head
Phone: (513) 556-1570

The Elliston Poetry Collection is a collection of modern and contemporary (1900-present) English-language poetry, including substantial rare book holdings, critical books, and translations.

Science and Engineering Libraries

Ted Baldwin, Director
Phone: (513) 556-4211

Featured collections in Science and Engineering: Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry (10,000 monographs, 7,000 journal volumes dating from the late 16th to mid-20th century), Isay Balinkin collection of Color and Light, Cincinnati Observatory collection, and the Geology Field Guidebook Collection.

Preservation Lab

Holly Prochaska, Head
Phone: (513) 556-1389

The Preservation Lab’s primary mission is to preserve and conserve the collections of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the University of Cincinnati Libraries.  

Winkler Center for the History of Health Professions

Lori E. Harris, Head
Phone: (513) 558-0315

The Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions contains archives, exhibits, realia, books and journals which focus on the history of the health sciences. The collection includes the archives of Albert B. Sabin, Henry J. Heimlich, Leland Clark and Charles Aring, over 100 video oral histories, a 19th century medical library (Mussey Collection), the largest anatomy book in the world (Mascagni) and many manuscripts and realia.