Your Case ID card is your library card at the libraries of Case. Simply present your current Case ID card to visit and check out materials! Case libraries, like many other campus buildings, also use card readers in the evening - swipe your ID in the readers at the main door or garage entrance at KSL. Hours vary widely amongst the libraries of Case - call 216-368-6500 for KSL hours, and call to verify hours when visiting other campus libraries.
With your Case ID & your library account in good standing, visit and directly borrow materials from:
Our affiliate Libraries (CIA) share their collections on the Case Catalog. OhioLINK considers them to be part of the Case collections, so they cannot be requested on OhioLINK since it's not possible to "request" your own collections. You can visit each library (or any OhioLINK library) & borrow materials with your Case ID card.
Borrow directly, online: search & "request" materials from the 50-million item OhioLINK Central Catalog, for delivery to the library of your choice. Use OhioLINK when Case materials are checked out or not owned by Case or our affiliate library CIA. Delivery generally takes from 4-5 weekdays days from this award-winning state academic consortium that now includes two public libraries.
From the OhioLINK Central Catalog, search for an item and see if one of the 19 public libraries in the SearchOhio group has what you need. Request it online if they do, and choose a pickup library location, just like OhioLINK items. SearchOhio books can be borrowed for 21 days & can be renewed up to 3 times (OhioLINK items can be renewed up to 4 times.)
KSL also partners with the Cleveland Public Library for CPL@Case-KSL, a browsing collection of best-sellers, audiobooks, and magazines & more that circulates with a CPL library card. Read more about how to get a card to borrow from this collection on KSL's main floor.
Case faculty may borrow monographs from KSL and the Law Library with 1 year, fixed due date that facilitates your extensive research. (Other Case Libraries, Affiliates, and OhioLINK materials have standard 21-day plus up to 4 renewals.) The faculty due date is the first day of Spring Semester final exams according to the academic calendar. If you are contract staff or adjunct, we will need to manually enter you into the system—please contact email@example.com and we will enter you into the system.
Materials are always subject to immediate recall for Course Reserves, and an email notice is sent if the item you have is needed for KSL Reserves. OhioLINK items may also be recalled at any time to the owning library's Reserves, but you can order a new copy from another institution. KSL recalls for Reserve, and asks others to use OhioLINK with it's multiple renewals if the Case copy is checked out. Occasionally, KSL will recall a Case item for Case researchers if no OhioLINK copies are available and you've had the item for 21 days.
Fines and replacement fees vary for Case & OhioLINK items, and are the same for all borrowers. At Case, all borrowers are fully responsible for returning or self-renewing materials on time, and for the payment of late fines and replacement fees. Fines on your library account can prevent local, OhioLINK borrowing and ILLiad services.
Email courtesy reminders can help you manage borrowed materials and keep your account in good standing. Library staff is always happy to help keep your account in good standing since seriously delinquent accounts are sent to a collection agency (July 1,2006) for resolution. Let us be your first & last point of resolution, we're glad to assist.
Renew books without coming into the Library! Select View Your Library Record from the Case Catalog, on any campus computer or home computer with internet access. Use your Case network ID/password & login to your library account to renew books, avoid late fines and fees, and track OhioLINK ordered items.
Library staff can insert a PIN in your library account. When you aren't using your own computer, you can use your library PIN for remote access to OhioLINK journals and databases--simply logon to the OhioLINK homepage and follow the screen prompts and enter your PIN, and enjoy 2 hours (renewable) of software-free access to OhioLINK licensed information resources. It's a great way to stay connected when you're away from campus or your own computer!
Staff initially assigns a PIN for you. Read more about PIN set up & privileges.
General questions may be directed to the Kelvin Smith Library Main Service Desk 216-368-3506 or the Contact Us link on the library website.