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Library Access Hours 


Kelvin Smith Library is a research library that welcomes all visitors with research needs and valid photo identification during Regular Business Hours.  Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.  Unaccompanied minors needing assistance with government information or government publications should contact a Research Services Librarian or staff at the Service Desk prior to visiting the library. 24x7 services access is restricted to individuals from CWRU, CIM, and CIA with their current institution IDs. 


The summer schedule begins Thursday, May 9 with adjusted hours. 24/7 services will end and return in the fall.

  • Thursday, May 9: open 8am - 7:30pm
  • Friday, May 10: open 8am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday, May 11: open 9am - 4:30pm

Summer Hours at KSL

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 7:30pm
  • Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 4:30pm

Regular Semester Hours - CWRU/CIA/CIM Access

  • Sunday: 12pm - 11:30pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 11:30pm
  • Friday: 8am - 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 4:30pm

Visitor Access Regular Semester Hours   
At the noted end times, Kelvin Smith Library doors will lock and visitors may return on the next business day.

  • Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 8am - 10pm
  • Friday: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Visitor hours vary during holiday periods, University breaks, and the summer. 


Freedman Center Hours

  • Please see the Freedman Center page for up to date hours.

When Kelvin Smith Library is closed for holidays or breaks, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is closed as well. Hours vary during holiday periods, university breaks, and the summer.



Kulas Music Library

Haydn Hall, First Floor, 11118 Bellflower, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7106

Regular Semester Hours:

  • Sunday: 1pm - 5pm 
  • Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED 


Cramelot Cafe Hours


  • Sunday: 2pm - 9pm
  • Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
  • Friday: 11am - 4pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Cramelot Cafe hours vary during holiday periods, university breaks, and the summer.


Library Access Photo ID Requirements


CWRU-affiliated users

Faculty, students, and staff are expected to use a current CWRU ID (i.e., one that is compatible with the swipe/reading system).


Acceptable forms of valid photo identification include:

  • CIA ID, CIM ID, or any currently valid student ID from institutions other than CWRU
  • Driver’s License
  • State ID
  • Passport

Regular Business Hours - Visitor Access

CWRU/CIA/CIM Faculty, Students and Staff: Scan CWRU/CIA/CIM ID at the Welcome Desk.

Visitors: Present valid photo ID at the Welcome Desk.


24x7 Services Access

Our 24x7 services are open to CWRU faculty, students and staff, as well as CIA and CIM students, with valid institution IDs. CWRU buildings, including KSL, use automated card-swipe door access during evening hours.


Telephone Numbers


  • Kelvin Smith Library Hours: 216-368-6500
  • KSL Service Center: 216-368-3506
  • Freedman Center: 216-368-0932
  • KSL Special Collections: 216-368-2993
  • Astronomy Library: 216-368-6701
  • Kulas Music Library: 216-368-2403
  • University Archives (Cedar Ave): 216-368-3320

About Us FAQ

What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.

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