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Borrowing

Borrowing has never been easier—on campus, or throughout Ohio libraries. Your Case ID card and your Case library account automatically give you borrowing privileges at any campus and affiliate library, and at OhioLINK member libraries. You can even manange your Case library account online so you can view, track, and renew items anywhere, anytime!

If you have a Case ID card, you have prvileges at any of the Case libraries, at OhioLINK member libraries, and the Case affiliate libraries: Cleveland Institute of Art, Aaron Garber Library of Judaic Studies. Borrowing materials from the Cleveland Institute of Music Library is limited to CWRU music and dance majors and CWRU music and dance faculty. Questions about these policies can be further explained by both the CWRU Kulas Music Library or the CIM library.

Present your ID card to library staff when checking out materials. If you have checked out items with staff at least once at any Case library, you can use the KSL SelfCheckout machine and check out items online, instead of in line.

Library staff welcomes the opportunity to help you set up a PIN in your library account, and also offers the following helpful information to get you started on using KSL's 1.7 million items:

SearchOhio Libraries

In fall semester 2011, 19 SearchOhio public libraries collaborate with 90 OhioLINK institututions to expand resource sharing. Just like OhioLINK, you can use your Case network ID & password to find and "Request" a SearchOhio item & have it delivered to a library on campus. Combined collections of nearly 76 million items truly expand academic work in Ohio!

 

  • Books borrowed through OhioLINK can be kept for 21 days & renewed online up to 4 times.
  • Books borrowed through SearchOhio can be kept for 21 days & renewed online up to 3 times.
  • Start a search on the OhioLINK Central Catalog; click SearchOhio icon for more titles & to Request from SearchOhio.
  • Renew & track your Requested OhioLINK or SearchOhio items on your Case Library Account.

 

Case Libraries deliver automated courtesy email notices toso you can continue to supplement local collections with OhioLINK & SearchOhio items.

Library Hours & Hours Hotline—Check Before Your Visit

Hours vary with academic semesters, interim sessions, and holidays. Call the Hours Hotline @ 216-368-6500 or check the Hours link from our homepage, when planning your visit!

Comments and/or Questions for Staff?

The staff at the Main Service Desk Main Service Desk welcomes your general questions about building policies and library privileges, and can take calls during Regular Business Hours at 216-368-3506. Or, send us your questions or comments via the the Contact Us  link on the footer information on the library homepages.

 

Services FAQ

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.

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