Please note that Cramelot Cafe in Kelvin Smith Library will have revised hours beginning Sunday, October 26, during Case Western Reserve University's fall break. Cramelot will return to regular hours on Wednesday, October 29. See all revised hours below. Sunday, October 26: Closed Monday, October 27 - Tuesday, October 28:...
Sign Up for EndNote Workshops at Kelvin Smith Library
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:51:58 EST
Are you interested in learning how to better use EndNote? Sign up for an introductory or advanced hands-on workshop at Kelvin Smith Library to learn how to import and manage references, manage PDFs, format your paper in a style of your choice and collaborate online. Bringing your laptop with EndNote...
Citation Management Tool Comparison Session at KSL
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:34:13 EST
A citation management tool can help you gather references from webpages, catalogs and databases, store and organize your references, format your papers with in-text citations and bibliographies, and share your references. But which citation management tool is right for you? Kelvin Smith Library will host a session to introduce and...
Kelvin Smith Library will welcome alumni, students and their families for Homecoming 2014! Join us for the following events: Kelvin Smith Library Open House Friday, October 17, 2014 12 â 3 p.m. Come and see why Kelvin Smith Library is the âKnowledge and Creativity Commonsâ of Case Western Reserve University!...
The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University is now a member of HathiTrust, a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from major research institutions and libraries. With more than 90 partners,Â HathiTrust aims to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. As a...
Celebrate Open Access Week with Kelvin Smith Library
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:12:25 EST
Kelvin Smith Library will participate in the worldwide celebration of Open Access Week, which runs October 20-26, 2014. The theme of this year's celebration, Generation Open, aims to engage the student population to learn more about open access issues. Throughout the week, KSL will feature displays and handouts in the...
Study Spaces for Faculty and Graduate Students Available at Kelvin Smith Library
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:35:56 EST
Current graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management, and faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply for study spaces at Kelvin Smith Library. These quiet spaces provide the opportunity to store and use...
In response to popular demand, Kelvin Smith Library now has phone chargers available for loan at the Service Center. The following chargers can be checked out for up to three hours of use within KSL: iPhone lightning cable (iPhone 5 & 6 compatible) Android compatible charger cable Mini-USB charger cable...
Congrats to KSL Science & Engineering Info Fiesta Winners!
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:35:42 EST
Kelvin Smith Library organized a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta on September 24 to showcase many valuable resources. Publishers and vendors were available to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products. The event was well attended with over 160 students taking part in the...
Registration is now open for Kelvin Smith Library's fall 2014 CaseLearns workshops. All Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff and alumni can take these courses free of charge. Some of this semester's courses include: Digital Images Digital Video Web Design Making Your First GIS Map Creating a Custom Google...
View Book Display Inspired by 2014 Inamori Ethics Prize Recipient, Dr. Denis Mukwege
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:16:20 EST
In conjunction with the 2014 CWRU Inamori Center Ethics Prize events on October 1, 2014, Kelvin Smith Library is now featuring a display of books from our circulating collection that address many aspects of sexual violence against women in and out of war zones. These books, as well as information...
Register now for the Freedman Center's 2014 Digital Scholarship Colloquium!
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:43:58 EST
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will host a colloquium entitled, "Pedagogy and Practices" on November 6-7, 2014 at Kelvin Smith Library. Presented in collaboration with the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis, the event will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to...
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an Art Show at KSL
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:49:56 EST
To celebrate national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15), a special art show featuring local Latin American artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico will be on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The show will open Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m., with an artistsâ reception at the library...
Stop by Nord Hall, room 356 on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 12:30-4 p.m. to join us for a Science & Engineering Info Fiesta! All CWRU students, faculty and staff are welcome to come enjoy: Free food!Prize giveaways!Resource demos!and much more! Presented by Kelvin Smith Library. Please contact Daniela Solomon (email@example.com)...
Universities at War: The CWRU Student Perspective of World War I
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:02:08 EST
In the early twentieth century, the American college experience began to encompass the fun, frivolity and new friendships that coexist with the learning environment on campus. However, when the United States entered World War I in 1917, the college experience changed dramatically on many campuses, including those of Western Reserve...
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.