Researchers and visitors are also welcome to make an appointment to use the collections & enjoy working or reading in the full service reading room at RRCC.
KSL's RRCC houses older materials and/or itemsthat are used infrequently enough to be kept nearby, thus making more space available in the library for new or heavily-used materials. Currently there are approximately 150,000 volumes at the Retrospective Research Collections Center and you'll see their location displayed on the Case Catalog as "RRCC." Collections at the RRCC include but are not limited to:
When what you need is at RRCC, request an article or an item and get it quickly during the week. Request & Retrieval service bring copies and materials back from the RRC to the Kelvin Smith and Kulas Music Libraries every weekday afternoon. (When requests are received by 3 p.m., the materials are back at KSL by approximately 6 p.m. M-F during regular business weeks.) OhioLINK consortium members also can request RRCC books via the OhioLINK Central Catalog.
Researchers also may make appointments to visit the RRCC to use materials and take advantage of onsite staff assistance. Circulation services, photocopy equipment, staff and a study room are available.
RRCC is half a mile from the Kelvin Smith Library, in the Case Cedar Service Center, 10620 Cedar Avenue, one block west of the intersection of Stokes Blvd. & East 107th Street. Call 216-368-4319—an appointment is required to enter the building.
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.