Food for Fines at UCBA Library

Food Drive

Support the UCBA Holiday Food Drive and Reduce Your Library Fines!

Now through December 18th, donate food items for the Freestore Foodbank and reduce your library fine up to $5!

One good deed deserves another…

For each non-perishable food item brought to the UCBA LIbrary, $1 will be subtracted from library fines (up to $5).

The details:

  • The maximum fine reduction per person is $5.00.
  • Food items cannot be homemade, dented or expired.
  • Everyone may donate food even if they don’t have fines.
  • Fines will not be deducted immediately, but all adjustments within 2 business days.​


Lap Desks @ the UCBA Library

by Julie Robinson


The UCBA Library is happy to announce we have lap desks available for checkout at the Information Desk. Traditional desk seating can be at a premium during certain points in the day and it’s not always comfortable to work in one of the chairs or benches in the alcoves! Lap desks may be checked out for a two hour period.

National Chemistry Week Books on Display at UCBA Library

by Erin Barger, UCBA Library Student Assistant

Erin Barger created a display in honor of National Chemistry Week being held October 18th-24th.

In honor of National Chemistry Week (NCW), October 18-24, 2015, a collection of chemistry books will be on display and available for browsing and borrowing.  This year’s theme is “Chemistry Colors Our World” focusing on the chemistry of food colors, dyes, pigments, fireworks, etc. There are live demos going on all over the Cincinnati area at libraries and the Cincinnati Museum Center. According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), “NCW encourages chemists and chemistry enthusiasts to build awareness of chemistry at the local level. Local Sections, businesses, schools, and individuals are invited to organize or participate in events in their communities with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life.” Visit the ACS website at to learn more. 

Erin Barger is a Student Assistant for the UCBA Library and also serves as the Vice President of the UCBA Chemistry Club. The UCBA Chemistry Club will be helping with a demo at Deer Park Library on Friday, October 23rd from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Volunteers are welcome.

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

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

Scan @ the UCBA Library

by Julie Robinson

New scanner available for student use.

The UCBA Library now has a scanner available for patron use.  The scanner workstation is located adjacent to the copiers.  Directions for use are posted on the table, in front of the scanner.  If you would like a demo or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to stop by the Information Desk!