Cramelot Cafe is taking a break and is now closed from July 27th through August 21st. It will re-open for business when the fall semester begins: Monday, August 24th. We look forward to seeing you then! For more information about the cafe, please visit our website....
Kelvin Smith Library, along with the rest of CWRU Campus, will observe the July 4th Independence Day and close for the following days: Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. (During the summer, KSL is closed on Sundays and there is no 24/7 access). The library will re-open on Monday,...
Cramelot will be open this summer, from June 1 - July 24, during the following hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: closed For more information, please visit the cafe's website at http://library.case.edu/ksl/aboutus/kslcafe/....
Want to know the latest news about Kelvin Smith Library services, spaces and resources? The new issue of KSL Connects magazine shares the library's strategic vision for advancing research, teaching and learning at Case Western Reserve University. In this issue, readers will discover what "a day in the life" of...
Take a moment to review revised summer hours for Kelvin Smith Library, the Freedman Center and Cramelot Cafe. Please note that there are no 24/7 hours during the summer schedule. KSL Summer Business Hours*: Sunday: closed Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m....
Take a break at KSL with therapy dogs and a "Stress Free Zone"
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:14:00 EST
De-stress during Reading Days and finals with the following activities at KSL: Therapy Dogs (and a cat!) Back by popular demand! The PetPals Therapy Dogs are returning to KSL during Reading Days, for both daytime and evening hours. The visiting schedule is listed below (subject to change). Tuesday, April 28...
Extra study space available in KSL starting April 24
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:15:30 EST
The end of the semester is fast approaching and KSL knows you need more places for quiet study! Starting this Friday, April 24, the following lower level rooms will be available to students during 24/7 hours. Rooms LL06 A & B Friday, April 24 through Tuesday, May 5 Room LL01...
Celebrate Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library, April 26-May 2
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:23:42 EST
Preservation Week is an annual national event sponsored by the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association). It was created to increase public awareness of preservation needs and inspire action to preserve personal, family and community collections of all kinds, as well as...
Congratulations to Dr. Gillian Weiss, Dr. William Rogers, selected as 2015 Freedman Fellows!
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:28:52 EST
Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Freedman Fellows awards: Dr. Gillian Weiss, Associate Professor of History Dr. William Rogers, Lecturer in English Dr. Weissâ project aims to uncover the historical role of Jewish students, faculty and administrators...
Join us April 8-10 for "Reading Interfaces: Inquiries at the Intersection of Literature and Technology"
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:45:27 EST
Stop by Kelvin Smith Library for an exhibition and colloquium exploring contemporary works of electronic literature and poetic production and reception across media: April 8, 4:00-7:00 p.m.April 9, 12:00-7:00 p.m.April 10, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Reading Interfaces is an open space for reading, interacting with and perusing born-digital literature by...
Attend April webinars on the Scalar publishing platform
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:46:08 EST
This month, Kelvin Smith Library will host two webinars for the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture (University of Southern California) on the born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishingÂ platform Scalar. âIntroduction to Scalar" will cover basic features of the platform: a review of existing Scalar books and a hands-on introduction to...
View the "Art of STEM" contest entries and winners at reception April 1
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:40:51 EST
Celebrate the creativity of science! You are cordially invited to join us for the opening reception of the "Art of STEM" exhibit featuring the STEM-related digital images that were entered in our juried competition earlier this year. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library Art...
IEEE has recently released a brand new option for IEEE Xplore digital library subscribers to access their subscription remotely. IEEE Remote Access is now an option for IP authenticated customers to offer roaming access to users who need to access the institutional IEEE Xplore subscription off-site. This feature is now...
KSL represents Cleveland in "Ohio Memory Madness" - Vote today!
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:08:28 EST
In the spirit and fun of college basketball's March Madness, the Ohio History Connection and Kelvin Smith Library invite you to participate in Ohio Memory Madness - a bracket of sixty-four historical events from across the state all competing for the unique distinction of being named the 2015 Ohio Memory...
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.