Online Catalog will be unavailable Thursday, August 21
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:20 EST
Please note that beginning around 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, our online catalog will be unavailable during business hours. Users who are not able to access the CWRU catalog are encouraged to search the OhioLINK central catalog at http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during...
Shelving installation will temporarily affect University Archives services
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:33:51 EST
In August and September the University Archives will have new compact shelving installed. Consequently, some services will be curtailed. Please be aware of the following: No new accessions will be accepted 8/4 through 9/19. Transfers can resume 9/22. The Reading Room will be closed to researchers 8/13 through 9/12. It...
For the past three years, Kelvin Smith Library's strategic plan has been the road map guiding efforts related to all aspects of our mission. From leading a campus-wide effort to deliver improved digital scholarship services, making our special collections more accessible, creating state-of-the-art facilities and hosting educational events, the Spring/Summer...
Submit your proposal for the upcoming Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy & Practices
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:29:28 EST
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship at Kelvin Smith Library will host its annual Digital Scholarship Colloquium on November 6-7, 2014. This year's colloquium will focus on digital research pedagogy and practices in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Proposals for panels, papers and presentations that address these themes are...
Be sure to check out KSL's new special collections exhibits! "The Alice Project" and "Science Fiction & Fantasy" are on display now in the library's (first floor) art gallery, and "The Giving Tradition" is on display in the Hatch Reading Room (second floor). The exhibits are free and open...
Take a moment to review Kelvin Smith Library's revised summer session hours. The library's 24x7 services take a break during summer session, and will resume with the Fall 2014 semester. Regular Business Hours Monday â Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: Â 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m....
Looking for additional space to study during reading days and finals? KSL will open rooms LL06 A & B (on the library's lower level) for quiet study in the evenings. See schedule below for dates and times of availability. Tues. 4/29: 5 PM to 8 AM Weds. 4/30 Weds. 4/30:...
Celebrate Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library!
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:17:34 EST
Preservation week is an annual national event sponsored by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (a division of the American Library Association) to increase public awareness of preservation needs. To celebrate, the following free events will be offered at Kelvin Smith Library.Â Attendees of one or more of three...
Recipients of the 2014 Freedman Fellows Awards Selected
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:32:44 EST
Kelvin Smith Library and the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Freedman Fellows awards: Dr. Melvyn Goldstein, John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology and Co-director of the Center for Research on Tibet Dr. Justin Gallagher, Assistant Professor, Economics Dr. Goldstein and the...
Where Does Sacredness Reside? Panel to Discuss Transformations of Religious Meaning in the Twenty-First Century
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:51:01 EST
Usually we think of the sacred and the secular as inhabiting very different spaces. Today, however, they intermingle and merge in a variety of ways, from museums to social media to popular culture. We find the sacred in the very secular, and the secular breaking into the sacred. This breaking...
Congratulations to KSL Science & Engineering Info Fair Winners!
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:20:46 EST
Kelvin Smith Library organized a Science and Engineering Info Fair on March 21 to showcase many of the resources available in the library. Publishers and vendors were available to answer questions, provide helpful tips, discuss new features and demonstrate their products. With the help of event sponsors, event attendees had...
Freedman Fellow Dr. Mark Pedretti to Discuss "Cartography as Memory in Hiroshima Literature"
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:16:59 EST
On Wednesday, April 16, Kelvin Smith Library will host a presentation by 2013 Freedman Fellow, Dr. Mark Pedretti. Dr. Pedretti will discuss the challenges and solutions related to his research, and how they were addressed by the Freedman Fellows Program and its corresponding support. Since the atomic bombing on August...
Final exhibit in KSL series of "The Art of Julian Stanczak" to open April 10
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:19:07 EST
Throughout the academic year, Kelvin Smith Library has featured seldom-seen prints by Optical Art pioneer, Julian Stanczak. The last in the series of four exhibitions, "Pushing the Envelope: New Dimensions of Color," will open with a reception on Thursday, April 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kelvin Smith...
Join us for lunch and presentations by speakers who will show you what SciFinder can do for your research! SciFinder provides researchers with access to the world's largest and most reliable collection of âchemistry and related science information, and is a one-stop shop experience with flexible search and discovery options...
The following classes have been added to the Spring 2014 CaseLearns schedule: Digital Images: Part 2 Tuesday, April 1 from 2-4 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library, Room LL06 B&C Course Description: Participants will learn how to navigate Photoshop and to learn to perform basic image editing such as cropping, advanced rotation,...
Online Catalog will be unavailable Thursday, August 21
Beginning around 7 a.m. our online catalog will be unavailable during business hours. Users who are not able to access the CWRU catalog are encouraged to search the OhioLINK central catalog at http://olc1.ohiolink.edu/search.
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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.