Although food and drink are allowed in the library, be aware that their presence attracts insects and rodents that can eat books' paper, cloth, leather and glues. Infestations of insects that damage paper-based collections are extremely hard to eliminate and are almost inevitable in a situation where food and drink and their remains (food wrappers, containers, crumbs, etc.) are a constant presence in book areas. After eating, some food molecules remain on your hands and transfer to the furniture, equipment, and library materials you handle, attracting pests. Liquids are easily spilled on materials, causing staining, mold, and other water damage. Protect your library by observing this important policy. Wash your hands after eating, clean up your work area and throw any wrappers, soda bottles, crumbs, etc. into the trash.
On request, minor repairs of damaged books, videos or microfilm can be done in-house to allow them to go out within 24 hours. Contact or visit the Preservation Department in the Kelvin Smith Library, LL-23.
For more information see the GENERAL LIBRARY POLICIES
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.