CECH Library Annual Highlights, AY23

The CECH Library is proud to present highlights and key data points from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 via the following Microsoft Sway presentation.

It has been our pleasure to serve and collaborate with the best college at the University of Cincinnati. As always, feel free to reach out directly with feedback, ideas, or questions.

On behalf of the CECH Library,
Katie Foran-Mulcahy, Head + Associate Senior Librarian
katie.foran@uc.edu | 513.556.1758

UC Libraries Announce Phased Approach to Re-Open Library Facilities

With the start of fall semester, UC Libraries will begin to re-open library facilities to the UC community in a limited, phased approach to ensure social distancing. Our priority remains to provide access to library resources to the extent possible while maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. The availability and use of locations and spaces within the libraries will be reviewed on a continual basis and updates will be posted on the Libraries website.library with tables and chairs

Beginning August 10
, the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) is open for fall semester with limited in-person accessibility to library spaces.

Beginning August 17, the UC Blue Ash College Library is open with services available in person, virtually or both.

Tues-Fri, August 18-21, the 400 level of the Walter C. Langsam Library will be open from 10am-4pm. No library services will be available during this time.

Beginning August 24, the Walter C. Langsam Library, Albino Gorno Memorial (CCM) Library, John Miller Burnam Classics Library, Archives and Rare Books Library and UC Clermont College Library will open with limitations and protocols to ensure social distancing. Location specifics are listed at https://libraries.uc.edu/about/covid-19.html.

Other library locations remain closed at this time, but are under review for re-opening at a date to be announced. UC Libraries remains open and available online to provide users with access to library resources and services.

With limited exceptions in the Classics and CCM Libraries, there is no browsing of library materials in the stacks. The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service allows UC users to request print library materials in the Library Catalog for pickup at designated locations. Pickup location details are available on the Click & Collect webpage.

Library users can once again request OhioLINK & Interlibrary Loan materials. Details are posted on the Libraries website.

Read UC Libraries Progress Report: Transforming Our Spaces

progress report coverRead the 2015/16 Progress Report: Transforming Our Spaces. In addition to providing an update on the news, events and stats from the previous academic year, the report focuses on the transformation of library spaces – both current and future. Renovations and changes to library spaces that will enable us to be recognized as the intellectual hub for students, faculty, researchers and scholars by providing engaging digital and physical environments, as well as powerful new tools and services that spark inquiry, support analysis and ignite discovery and scholarship as well as prepare emerging generations for lives of ongoing discovery.

The Progress Report is available online at https://issuu.com/uclibraries/docs/uclannualreport15_16.

Questions? Request a print copy? Email melissa.norris@uc.edu

Starbucks is Coming to Langsam Library

Construction will begin Monday, April 11 to build a Starbucks Cafe on the east wall near the entrance of Langsam Library.


This project is scheduled for completion late August in time to open the beginning of fall semester 2016. During spring exams, April 17-28, construction activity will be limited so that students can continue to study in the library.

The copiers will be relocated on the fourth floor near the existing stand-up kiosks. The reference cubicle will be disassembled and this service will take place in room 451.

Thank you for your patience during construction. The cafe is part of a larger renovation plan already underway in Langsam to make it more inspirational, flexible, dynamic and collaborative, conducive for group and individual work. Read more on past and future Langsam renovation plans.