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Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Kelvin Smith Library wants to support your personal and professional growth after graduation. All alumni are welcome to visit the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL), have a cup of coffee or snack in the KSL Cramelot cafe, browse the collections, attend a lecture or exhibit.  While at KSL you may use one of our Guest computers to access our entire collection of research databases, e-books, digital journals, statistical and scientific datasets and much more. KSL has an outstanding collection of print and digital materials covering every imaginable discipline.

We have also developed a suite of resources and services that will allow you to continue to enjoy many of the advantages you had as a student such as borrowing books and films, taking classes to keep up with the latest multimedia technology, using research database from your home or anywhere you have an internet connection.

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

If you live in or visit Ohio frequently you may wish to request a KSL Alumni card:

  • You can borrow books and films, use the Freedman Center, take free classes through our CaseLearns program, and more.
  • The application is available online at http://library.case.edu/ksl/alumni/ where you can read more about the benefits that come with the alumni card.
  • Select the application link on that page, fill out and mail it or bring it to the main service desk at KSL, where you will be issued a KSL alumni borrower card.

We know that alumni would like to retain access to some of the online databases that they used as students, or use resources that are new to them. While 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.

  • You can read about the current alumni database offerings and Sign Up for the program on the Online Database page.

Kelvin Smith research librarians have compiled a list of useful, freely available web resources from both public and private organizations.

  • Resources are arranged by broad subject categories and are updated frequently. Bookmark your favorites! 
  • If you know of a great resource make a suggestion for an addition to this collection.

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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