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Alumni Services @ KSL


Kelvin Smith Library and The Alumni Association of CWRU currently collaborate to fund an offering of online resources for your personal lifelong learning. As a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, you have access to valuable library services and databases. All you have to do is apply!

Current Members: Alumni


All CWRU Alumni are eligible for the Kelvin Smith Library alumni benefits listed below, at no charge:

  • Limited access to interdisciplinary alumni-licensed online databases. Authorization to log in to the online resources requires an active network ID/password
  • A card that allows you to borrow books from circulating collections at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) and the Harris Library at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (MSASS)
  • Borrowing privileges from the OhioLINK libraries & SearchOhio public libraries. Alumni cards give you up to 5 concurrent OhioLINK transactions
  • Access to the KSL Freedman Center
  • KSL support services, including an Alumni Research Guide


Apply for the Alumni Services@KSL

To apply, you will need your CWRU ID and password. Get started by using our blue "Sign Up" button on this page.

Once your application is processed, we will send you a welcome letter, a new library username/password, and an Alumni library borrower card for the KSL & the MSASS libraries.

Did you forget the password associated with your CWRU network ID? Use this tool to reset it.

Do you still need to get a CWRU ID and password? Call Information Technology Services (ITS) and just ask for your Network ID to access the campus Single Sign-On. You can reach ITS 24x7 at 216.368.HELP (4357).


Licensing restrictions do not allow alumni access to all of the Case online resources that are available to current students, the KSL Alumni Online library provides access to selected research databases covering a wide variety of subjects.

CWRU network ID and password are required to access research databases. Contact UTech for help obtaining or resetting network ID and password.

For more details about these databases and recommended free web resources, visit the Alumni Research Guide.

Help When You Need It!

You are not on your own when it comes to using these resources. You also can draw on expert reference assistance to help you navigate the selected databases. Research Services Librarians can talk to you via email, text messaging, phone, visits, or live chat service to get you started using the alumni databases. Ask A Librarian now for help.

We welcome your comments & suggestions at kslalumni@case.edu!

Speaker Graphic Testimonials

Valuable tools to do research on business information, history, leisure topics, science and technology advancements. It is convenient and available any time, anywhere - Wong ('85)

This service has allowed me to remain up to date on the latest thinking in business and has kept me linked to the University in a fashion that no other alumni service has - Franklin ('01)

Primary draw for me of the KSL Alum membership is access to full-text journals (as many as possible!). Without a university affiliation, it's exorbitantly expensive to keep up with the journals in my field - Frost ('08)

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