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Did you know?

Current Clermont College textbooks that cost over $100 are on reserve for you in our library.

  • Students must have a valid UC ID to use the textbooks
  • Textbooks are checked out to students for two hours use in the library
  • The library does not purchase lab manuals, bundled sets, custom editions or loose-leaf format item

Connect here to see if the library has your textbook or stop by and ask us!

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

UC Blue Ash College Resource Fair

by Lauren Wahman

Beginning of fall semester, a lot of new students on campus…it’s time for the Resource Fair!  The UCBA Library is an annual participant in this college-wide event that showcases the variety of support services and resources available to students.  This year, library faculty members Heather Maloney, Michelle McKinney, and Lauren Wahman shared cool things about the Library in addition to giving away candy and info geek buttons.  And, we were lucky to have one of our student assistants, Stacey Marshall, join us at the table this year!

Library Director Heather Maloney and Student Assistant Stacey Marshall

Library Director Heather Maloney and Student Assistant Stacey Marshall



Just a few of the items on display

The Origin and Evolution of The Christian R. Holmes Hospital

By Nathan Hood

Christian R. Holmes

Dr. Christian R. Holmes. This photo serves as a link to the Winkler Center blog, “Dr. Christian R. Holmes, The Cincinnati General Hospital, and the Surgical Amphitheater.

The history of the “Holmes Hospital” is typically remembered as beginning in the early 1900’s with the construction of the building then and presently located adjacent to Eden Avenue; however, long before that land was developed for such purpose, there existed an original “Dr. C. R. Holmes Hospital” once located on East Eighth Street. This private establishment was made possible through Dr. Holmes collaboration with his associate at the time, Dr. D. T. Vail. Dr. Though Holmes’ wife, Bettie, was perhaps just as indispensable as Holmes himself – she was the supervisor of Holmes’ hospital for more than five years. Opening probably sometime in the very-late 1800’s, for several years it was home to a Nurses’ Training School. Though renovated in 1917, it closed that same year when Holmes took up duties at Camp Sherman. It was never re-opened.

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Be Your Own Hero in the Library

Be Your Own Hero

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Maybe you are somebody’s hero? Everyone’s inspired by somebody or something. Batman had Robin, Batgirl had the library, and the Flash had the Justice League. Who has inspired you to be a hero?

Stop by the Clermont College Library and enter the “Be Your Own Hero” contest. The grand prize — $25.00 gift card.

While you’re in the library, share the name of your literary hero on the superhero board — a comic book character, a fictional or biographical person, a movie or TV personality, whoever you like.

You can be a successful student by being your own hero.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Asian Student Welcome

librarian and studentsSponsored by the Office of Ethnic Programs and Services, the UC Libraries were one of the welcoming partners for the 2015 Asian Student Welcome on August 22, 2015. The Global Services Librarian, Hong Cheng, from the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) Library greeted new faces from China, India, Korea, and many other countries. Your voices are heard, international bearcats! Not only can you check out stacks books from any UC library and return to any library, the library also helps get a copy if none of the libraries has it via OhioLink. Jobs in the library? Yup, and the link is here.

By Hong Cheng




Need a Charge? Charging Cables Available for Checkout


The Clermont College Library now checks out charging cables to our students for both Android and Apple devices (both Lightning and 30-pin styles).  All you need to do is present your Bearcat Card student ID at the information desk and let us know which one you need.

Available on a first-come, first-served basis, you can use our charging cables inside the library at any of our 150+ electrical outlets on the 1st and 2nd floors.  We’re excited to provide this convenience for our students to help you stay connected.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

Check out the new Informatics Lab at the Health Sciences Library!

Informatics Lab: A Collaborative Space for Innovation at the Health Sciences Library

The Informatics Lab is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experiences. It is a place for UC researchers and graduate students to connect, collaborate, and receive research support services. The space includes an iMac and a Windows PC with many visualization, design, and statistical software packages, 4 whiteboard tables and 2 moveable whiteboards for collaborative work.

To reserve the room or suggest software, contact us at

Hours:   Mon.-Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM

Location: E005L (near the back of the E Level of the Health Sciences Library)

Technology and Software


Windows 7:Office,Skype, SPSS,SAS,R, RStudio, Matlab,CLC Main Workbench,Cytoscape, ArcGIS, QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, 7zip,Notepad++,Python + scipy + NumPy IGV,MySQL Workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)

OSX:Office, Skype, SPSS, SAS, R, RStudio, Matlab, CLC Main Workbench, Cytoscape,QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, TextMate, The Unarchiver, Python + scipy + NumPy IGV, MySQL workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)

Equipment: 1 iMac,1 PC,1 AirMedia unit for wireless presentation from any mobile device,4 whiteboard tables, 2 standing whiteboards, 1 wall-mounted white board, 1 3D printer (coming in the future)

More information is available at

UCBA Library Welcomes Pam Adler

by Heather Maloney

​​​Please help us welcome Pam Adler to the UCBA Library Team! Pam started on Monday, August 24th as our new Public Services Assistant and will be responsible​​ for processing incoming and outgoing library materials (e.g. OhioLINK requests) and a multitude of other duties including staffing the Information Desk. pam_adler

Grumpy Cat Says “Respect Your Fellow Students”


Artwork by Julie Robinson, Library Operations Manager

The UCBA Library welcomes you to the start of what we hope to be a fun, enlightening and productive year!, In that spirit, we ask that when you are in the library to be respectful of others by keeping your conversations quiet, taking your phone calls outside and using headphones at a low volume. ​

Looking forward to a great year!

Your Place to Study, Learn and Succeed

Laptops Available for Checkout

Computer pic

The Clermont College Library has an exciting new offering this year especially for students — laptops!

To check out a laptop, simply present your Bearcat Card student ID at the information desk.  Laptops check out for 4 hours and are for in-library use only.  Our laptops provide the same great software access as the PCs in our computer lab, while also offering the flexibility of choosing your study space inside the library.  And with our 150+ electrical outlets, you can choose from a variety of spaces on our 1st and 2nd floors — some quiet, some collaborative.

If you’d like to check out a laptop or have a question, please stop by and ask your friendly library staff.

Katie Foran-Mulcahy
Library Director

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