The International Year of Light (IYL) is coming to an end. The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) celebrated the International Year of Light (2015) through a display in the Art Gallery, a Research Guide (http://researchguides.case.edu/light), and a curated book display of items you may borrow. The gallery highlights research done on...
KSL's revised hours for the 2015 Thanksgiving Break
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:54:45 EST
The Kelvin Smith Library Thanksgiving Break revised hours begin Wednesday, Nov. 25, with building hours slightly adjusted. 24/7 services and the Cramelot Cafe also are taking a break. KSL reopens for business Sunday, Nov. 29, with Cramelot reopening Monday, Nov. 30. We hope you enjoy your holiday break! LIBRARY HOURS...
Case has another Winner! Knovel Academic Challenge
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 21:57:11 EST
Update: Case Western finished in the top 10 for organizational participants in the recent Knovel Challenge. After achieving 94 out of 100 points, Emily Serfling has won a $25 Amazon gift card for being the top scoring student at Case! Emily is a senior biomedical engineering student. Her favorite Knovel...
Update: Valerie Weaver, a junior mechanical engineering student at Case, was the Week #1 winner of a $100 Amazon gift card. Join me in congratulating Valerie! She said the contest was her first exposure to Knovel. She loved the Data search and plans on using it. You have just this...
International Open Access Week is October 19 - 25, 2015. Kelvin Smith Library has a table of materials on display as you enter the library. You can also see more information at: http://www.openaccessweek.org/....
Congratulations to KSL Science and Engineering Research & Resources Fair Winners!
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:00:00 EST
On September 29, Kelvin Smith Library hosted a Science and Engineering Research & Resources Fair to showcase many of the specialized resources available from the library. Vendors from Elsevier, Web of Science, IEEE, Springer, Gale, JSTOR, ASM International, and McGraw-Hill were available to demonstrate their products. Librarians were also on...
Kelvin Smith Library has shortened hours for Fall Break. Please be aware the library will be closing early from Friday, October 16th until Tuesday, October 20th. 24/7 will also be taking a break but KSL will return to our regular business hours on Wednesday, October 21st. Friday, Oct. 16: 8am-5pm...
University Librarian to give talk celebrating 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' 150th anniversary
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:27 EST
Join us this Saturday 10/3, 2-4 pm in the Dampeer Room, for a talk from our very own University Librarian and Associate Provost, Arnold Hirshon. In conjunction with Octavofest, a month-long celebration of books and paper arts, this talk focuses on the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in...
Knovel is an resource that KSL subscribes. It offers e-books, data sets, and interactive tools (equation editor, etc.) for all Case faculty, staff, and students. Each time Knovel has run the challenge described belong, Case has had 1 or more winners. Lets keep that streak alive. Knovel Academic Challenge...
Join us for the Science & Engineering Research and Resources Fair
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:14:24 EST
Kelvin Smith Library will host a Science & Engineering Research and Resources Fair on Tuesday, September 29 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm in Nord Hall, room 356. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about many science and engineering resources available through the library. All CWRU students, faculty and staff...
Kelvin Smith Library is excited to offer Kanopy to the campus community. Kanopy is a streaming video service, featuring many of the educational and documentary films faculty use frequently in classes, students use in activities, or that may be used for research support. It has a wealth of content...
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Art Show at KSL
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:46:15 EST
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15), a special art exhibit featuring local Latin-American artists will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 15, from 3-6 pm, with an artistsâ reception at the library gallery. Light refreshments will be served. The...
Welcome and Welcome Back to KSL! Stop by our Cramelot Cafe for something to eat and drink while you study and research! Regular Business Hours (beginning Monday, August 24th) Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday: Closed Sunday: 2:00 PM to 9:00...
Technical standards are recognized as essential for industry and have a great impact on the global economy and economic growth. Standards can be found in how material is processed, how it is tested, it governs devices and usage in fields ranging from medical to recreational equipment, electronics to energy. The...
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Can I print at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL computers link to 2 high speed, high volume printers. All printing costs 5 cents a page, and you can pay with with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. Printers are on the main floor and second floor, across from the elevators. For locations, check our Maps.
Can I photocopy at KSL? What does it cost & how do I pay?
KSL photocopiers are on the main floor, third floor, and Lower Level, so you can photocopy books and journals. Copies cost ten cents a page on digital copiers, and you can pay with your CaseOneCard, coin, $1 or $5 bills. For locations, check our Maps.
How do I know what's new and what new books there are?
Read the KSL News Blog for events, services, tools & more, that help you do research. Find it on the library homepage. New Books can either be an RSS alert for your subject area or you can browse the New Books Display on the 1st floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Where do I get change? / Is there a Change machine?
Use your ID as your cash, not coins & bills. KSL does not give change & asks you to plan ahead for printing and copying. The copiers & printers take $1 & $5 bills and coins, and will give change for a copy/print when there is suffficient change in the machine. Plan ahead! Activate your CaseOneCard ID if you are a staff member, faculty, or grad student.
Where are the Bathrooms?
KSL bathrooms are on all floors, always behind the elevators. Check our for more information.
How do I get a library card?
Your Case ID is your library card if you are enrolled or employed at Case. The first time you use it, staff will swipe it on a library computer to activate your library account and then you can use your ID at any Case library or OhioLINK member library, if your account is in good standing.
Is there a book drop? Is there a drive-up book drop?
KSL has a book drop in the front of the building, under the covered portico, on the Thwing Center side of the Main Doors. Currently, there is no drive-up book drop. The KSL bookdrop is open when there are no Regular Business Hours–when KSL is open, bring your items to the inside book drops. Videos & DVDs must be returned to staff at the Main Service Desk so the are not damaged in bookdrops.
Can I fax something at KSL?
KSL does not have fax services but Thwing Center, next door, does in Printing Services. Stop in weekdays 8-5:30 p.m. for information about fees, etc.
Does KSL have a SelfCheckout Machine? When can I use it?
KSL’s 3M SelfCheckout machine is on the Main Service Desk and can be used whenever you are in KSL! (You must have used your Case ID card at least once before at a Case library for a regular checkout with staff, so your ID data is swiped into the system.) Use SelfCheckout during 24×7, or whenever you need to save time.
Can I checkout the CPL@Case-KSL books and magazines on the KSL SelfCheckout?
Use the CPL SelfCheckout machine nearby the CPL@Case-KSL collections, with your CPL library card. The KSL SelfCheckout machine reads only Case ID cards and Case barcodes.