A Message from the Dean

WELCOME to the University Libraries, the intellectual hub of UA!

Our commitment to open intellectual inquiry, knowledge sharing, teaching, collaboration and excellent customer service, and the development of our faculty and staff inspires us to create an inviting environment in support of your best learning and teaching experiences.

From exhibits (such as The Race Card Project in connection with the campus’ Rethinking Race event), to events supporting learning and teaching (like our NEXT (New Explorations in Teaching) conference), we will serve as your base to pursue a wide-array of intellectual, social, and cultural adventures.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and faculty empower our users with the investigative and knowledge-building skills required for their professional success. They work every day to help students learn the academic research practices they need, from finding a book on the shelf to taking advantage of classroom technology.

We have many exciting services throughout our library locations. Bierce Library and the Science and Technology Library offer circulating laptops and iPads, collaborative study spaces with mediascapes, quiet study space when desired, other equipment, and more—all in a comfortable environment. The Learning Commons in Bierce Library offers technology and research help in one location, a Craft Studio, MakerSpace and one button studio.

Feed your intellectual curiosity at one of our library locations or virtually, 24/7, at uakron.edu/libraries from home, work, or the other side of the world. Our Search-A-Roo search box allows you to search across multiple library resources—books, articles, newspapers, databases and more. Or click on the tab "Ask a Librarian" to connect with the University Libraries’ subject specialists for more personal, in-depth guidance to the collections. They are here to help you.

I encourage you to dig deeply into the collections that we have selected for you and spend hours in the library exploring our services and resources. We look forward to working with you!

Aimée deChambeau

Interim Dean

Associate Professor of Bibliography


Office: Bierce 161

Phone: 330.972.7488