Please note that Cramelot Cafe in Kelvin Smith Library will have revised hours beginning Sunday, October 26, during Case Western Reserve University's fall break. Cramelot will return to regular hours on Wednesday, October 29. See all revised hours below. Sunday, October 26: Closed Monday, October 27 - Tuesday, October 28:...
Sign Up for EndNote Workshops at Kelvin Smith Library
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:51:58 EST
Are you interested in learning how to better use EndNote? Sign up for an introductory or advanced hands-on workshop at Kelvin Smith Library to learn how to import and manage references, manage PDFs, format your paper in a style of your choice and collaborate online. Bringing your laptop with EndNote...
Citation Management Tool Comparison Session at KSL
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:34:13 EST
A citation management tool can help you gather references from webpages, catalogs and databases, store and organize your references, format your papers with in-text citations and bibliographies, and share your references. But which citation management tool is right for you? Kelvin Smith Library will host a session to introduce and...
Kelvin Smith Library will welcome alumni, students and their families for Homecoming 2014! Join us for the following events: Kelvin Smith Library Open House Friday, October 17, 2014 12 â 3 p.m. Come and see why Kelvin Smith Library is the âKnowledge and Creativity Commonsâ of Case Western Reserve University!...
The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is now a member of HathiTrust, a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from major research institutions and libraries. With more than 90 partners,Â HathiTrust aims to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. As a...
Celebrate Open Access Week with Kelvin Smith Library
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:12:25 EST
Kelvin Smith Library will participate in the worldwide celebration of Open Access Week, which runs October 20-26, 2014. The theme of this year's celebration, Generation Open, aims to engage the student population to learn more about open access issues. Throughout the week, KSL will feature displays and handouts in the...
Study Spaces for Faculty and Graduate Students Available at Kelvin Smith Library
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:35:56 EST
Current graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management, and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply for study spaces at Kelvin Smith Library. These quiet spaces provide the opportunity to store and use...
In response to popular demand, Kelvin Smith Library now has phone chargers available for loan at the Service Center. The following chargers can be checked out for up to three hours of use within KSL: iPhone lightning cable (iPhone 5 & 6 compatible) Android compatible charger cable Mini-USB charger cable...
Congrats to KSL Science & Engineering Info Fiesta Winners!
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:35:42 EST
Kelvin Smith Library organized a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta on September 24 to showcase many valuable resources. Publishers and vendors were available to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products. The event was well attended with over 160 students taking part in the...
Registration is now open for Kelvin Smith Library's fall 2014 CaseLearns workshops. All Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff and alumni can take these courses free of charge. Some of this semester's courses include: Digital Images Digital Video Web Design Making Your First GIS Map Creating a Custom Google...
View Book Display Inspired by 2014 Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient, Dr. Denis Mukwege
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:16:20 EST
In conjunction with the 2014 CWRU Inamori Center Ethics Prize events on October 1, 2014, Kelvin Smith Library is now featuring a display of books from our circulating collection that address many aspects of sexual violence against women in and out of war zones. These books, as well as information...
Register now for the Freedman Center's 2014 Digital Scholarship Colloquium!
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:43:58 EST
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will host a colloquium entitled, "Pedagogy and Practices" on November 6-7, 2014 at Kelvin Smith Library. Presented in collaboration with the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, the event will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to...
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an Art Show at KSL
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:49:56 EST
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), a special art show featuring local Latin American artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., with an artistsâ reception at the library...
Stop by Nord Hall, room 356 on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. to join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta! All CWRU students, faculty and staff are welcome to come enjoy: Free food!Prize giveaways!Resource demos!and much more! Presented by Kelvin Smith Library. Please contact Daniela Solomon (firstname.lastname@example.org)...
Universities at War: The CWRU Student Perspective of World War I
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:02:08 EST
In the early twentieth century, the American college experience began to encompass the fun, frivolity and new friendships that coexist with the learning environment on campus. However, when the United States entered World War I in 1917, the college experience changed dramatically on many campuses, including those of Western Reserve...
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Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like - "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out); - "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet); - "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school); - "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?
Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.
Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.
What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!