Next week, UC Libraries will make updates to the website in order to improve usability and discoverability, as well as to simplify navigation. These changes are reflective of results from user testing, analytics and edit requests received throughout the year. Where possible, redirects will be included, but please note new URLs listed below and update any bookmarks as necessary.
Add Guides as a fifth tab on the search widget, so as to increase visibility and easy access to all library research guides directly from the homepage.
Changes to the Global Navigation links:
Remove Online Library, retain relevant information and move to a new section called Search.
Libraries becomes Library Locations. NOTE: this does not include a change to any URLs, but rather ONLY the label changes so as to improve clarity, especially due to its new proximity to the Libraries sub-header under the UC logo.
Please note, other library resources, including Summon, the Library Catalog and Library Guides integration into Canvas, have had or will also have updates. If you use these resources in your courses or research, we also recommend checking that your links, bookmarks and information are still up to date.
The Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan server, ILLiad, will be offline for maintenance from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 7th. Interlibrary Loan services will be unavailable during this time.
During the maintenance, the ILLiad application will be updated to the latest version.
In order to address ongoing delivery issues with OhioLINK materials, the University of Cincinnati Libraries, along with the other college, university and public libraries in Ohio, is changing the OhioLINK delivery provider.
There are three important points that impact OhioLINK borrowing immediately:
Between now and March 10, users should request any needed items from OhioLINK, SearchOhio and the SWORD/SW Depository as early as possible as delays are anticipated. University of Cincinnati librarians and staff are happy to discuss research needs and help locate alternate formats or other ways to secure materials such as using Interlibrary Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
From March 11 through the end of April, users will not be able to request materials through the OhioLINK Central Catalog, SearchOhio or SWORD/SW Depository. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition.
Currently checked-out materials can still be renewed and returned during this time.
Beginning April 18, we will return to working with the company that provided delivery prior to July 2021 and are confident that they will be able to deliver your library materials efficiently once again. As we transition from one company to another, however, there will be slower than usual delivery times.
We ask for patience as we implement this long-term solution.
Her expertise is GIS software, hydrological modeling, SWMM modeling, geographic data processing, spatial analysis, map design, Python and R.
Man Qi is a PhD candidate in Geography & GIS from UC’s College of Arts and Sciences. She is passionate about helping others with data visualization and spatial data analysis. Her main job is to provide support to our UC community in spatial data processing and analysis (e.g., location analysis, spatial interpolation), map design and making using GIS techniques and hydrological modeling using SWMM. In addition, she also works with UC RDS team to develop workshops according to the UC community’s needs in learning GIS techniques, such as ArcGIS StoryMaps workshop.
With the university shifting to online learning until January 24 because of the increase in local, state, and national COVID-19 cases, and the high transmission rate of the Omicron variant, UC Libraries are making adjustments to operating hours. Library locations remain open with reduced hours, except for the Archives and Rare Books Library, which is not currently taking new research appointments, but is available to answer reference questions via phone and e-mail.
Hours by location are listed on the Libraries website, including those for UC Blue Ash, Clermont and Law, which vary from those for UC Libraries.
Current information on the Libraries Return to Campus plans, can be found online.
The Interlibrary Loan service (ILLiad) will be down for maintenance and unavailable to users Tuesday and Wednesday, September 7 and 8.
Once updated, users may access ILLiad from the Libraries website at https://libraries.uc.edu/login/Illiad-login.html where you will login and authenticate before being directed to ILLiad, which will have a new look, but the same functionality.
Initial web view for users who have not previously logged into Illiad
After thoughtful consideration, review of usage statistics and consultation, as of Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, the Desk@Langsam will cease lending of equipment, which includes laptops, cameras, projectors, microphones and speakers, etc.
This change is largely the result of decreased usage of the equipment and the service no longer meeting the current and changing technology needs and behaviors of students. All currently checked out laptops and other equipment are due Aug. 31, 2021.
This service change has been added to the Borrow Equipment web page, which includes a list of referrals should users seek another source for technology equipment.
Questions about this change or equipment items currently checked out, should be directed to Ben Kline.
As the university plans for a broad return of students, faculty and staff to campus for fall semester, the Libraries are preparing our facilities, services and access to collections. Following are important things to know as we Return to Campus. Library spaces, services and access may be adapted in accordance with current and changing safety guidelines. Check the Libraries Return to Campus web page for library service updates.
Beginning August 2, most library locations will be open and available for use. The availability of certain services and spaces within each library may vary by location. Hours and specific library location information are listed on the website.
Users are encouraged to maintain social distancing and must follow current university safety protocols outlined on UC’s Public Health Website.
Tables and chairs may not be moved or reconfigured so as to ensure social distancing.
All users are encouraged to clean their table and chair upon leaving. The library advises that all users consider a wipe-down upon arrival to their seating location as well. Cleaning supplies will be provided.
Consumption of food and drink should occur when seated. Please note that some library locations continue to prohibit food and drink.
Public computers and labs located within library facilities will be available with social distancing measurements and cleaning protocols in place.
Library spaces and services may be adapted in accordance with safety guidelines. Visit the Return to Campus website for the latest updates.
Requesting Library Materials
Daily deliveries between libraries have resumed.
All pickup locations are reactivated, which allows users to request UC materials be sent to the University of Cincinnati library location of choice for pick up.
OhioLINK, SWORD and SearchOhio items can be requested.
Access to Print Collections
Service desks and library stacks will re-open at most locations on August 2. This re-opening includes the previously closed floors of the Walter C. Langsam Library and the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library.
The Click & Collect retrieval and pickup service ends on August 2.
Regular, pre-pandemic loan rules and borrowing periods have resumed.
Summer semester loans continue through August 31.
Access to Online Library Resources
Beginning August 10, access to licensed online library resources requires user authentication by logging in with a UC username + password and Duo Two Factor authorization.
More information on accessing online licensed library resources and help with troubleshooting problems will be available on the Libraries website.
Need help finding library resources? Can’t remember how to access My Library Record to renew materials checked out? Librarians and staff are available to answer your questions via CHAT, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
Users can also reference the Contact Us webpage to report a website error or to ask a reference or circulation question.
Library Location Information
Detailed facility, service and contact information for specific library locations is available on library web pages.
UC Libraries looks forward to a safe and productive fall semester. More information about UC Libraries, as well as access to the library catalog, is available via the website.