Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) welcomes individuals who have personal research needs and offers the collections for browsing, reading, photocopying, and scanning. Access to KSL materials, computers, network and building resources is a privilege. Acceptable Use Policy applies to all visitors. Not all KSL resources are available for visitor use.
KSL is open to community visitors (those without current CWRU, CIA, or CIM IDs) during designated hours throughout the week. See the KSL hours page or call the KSL Service Center at 216-368-3506 for current visitor access hours. Please note that Library hours may be reduced during holidays and academic break periods. In accordance with KSL’s ID Policy, all visitors must present a valid photo ID at the door in order to enter the building.
Note: University policy requires that individuals 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the library. Unaccompanied minors needing assistance with government information or government publications should contact a Research Services Librarian or staff at the Service Desk prior to visiting the library.
There are four designated computers available for visitor access at KSL. Visitors are allowed 60 minutes of computer use per day. CWRU alumni are allowed 120 minutes per day. To login to a computer, visitors will need to visit the KSL Service Center and present their photo ID. Visitor computers shut down 30 minutes prior to the end of visitor access hours for the day. Login access ends 60 minutes prior to the end of visitor access hours for the day.
General questions may be directed to the Kelvin Smith Library Service Center 216-368-3506 or the Contact Us link on the library website.