With fall break here, October 21 through October 25, Case Western Reserve University students have the opportunity to relax for the next few days. That in mind, Cramelot at Kelvin Smith Library will adjust its hours accordingly. Please note the changes as follows: Friday, 10/21: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.Saturday,...
CaseLearns 2.0: New and Revamped Offerings Improve KSLâs Free Instructional Courses
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:23:57 EST
CaseLearns is back, bigger and better than ever. This free instructional program at Kelvin Smith Library has madeÂ improvements to have a longer view approach. Our students and faculty can establish research and scholarship skills through this program, which will advance their education and Case Western Reserve University through applied...
Congratulations to the Library Resource Lab Winners!
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:18:10 EST
On September 29, Kelvin Smith Library hosted the Library Resource LabÂ to showcase many of the science and engineering specialized resources available in the library. In its fourth year, this event has set records with more than175 participants, 11 vendors demonstrating their products and the overall satisfaction of those involved.Â ...
Kelvin Smith Library Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with Celebration Events, Open House
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:28 EST
Twenty years ago, Case Western Reserve University unveiled its newest resource building, Kelvin Smith Library [KSL]. This informational hub was heralded as âthe library of the future,â setting the national standard for services, innovations and education. KSL has exceeded every expectation, always staying at the forefront of resource accessibility,...
We want your thoughts on the changing meanings of freedom and equality, as prompted by the four-documentary PBS series, Created Equal: Americaâs Civil Rights Struggle. Join us on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30 as we show the four films, two simultaneously at 12:30 p.m. on both days. All...
Youâre invited to 356 Nord Hall for Library Resource Lab on September 29, 2016 from 12:30 to 4:00. This event is open to all Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff but geared toward science and engineering students. You will experience all of the research resources, study tools...
Welcome back to CWRU and Kelvin Smith Library! We are excited for you to visit, study, collaborate, produce and learn. Graduate students, time to submit your application for the study carrels available at KSL. Our carrels, located on the main floor near the journal shelving and on the third...
The Kelvin Smith Libraryâs Special Collections has so much news in the way of exhibits! To begin, the first floor Art Gallery is getting a makeover! Coming this fall, the Art Gallery will feature new wall panels, like those in professional art galleries and museums. Such panels adapt to...
Please pardon our mess for the next few weeks, as we are working efficiently to improve the Kelvin Smith Library. Though flexible and may be adjusted, the schedule of changes and floors affected is as follows:Â Beginning June 15:Â Tear-out and installation of 3rd Floor Atrium and Quiet Study Area Beginning...
Extended Registration for Personal Librarian Conference
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:39:27 EST
On Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, Kelvin Smith Library will be hosting the Second National Personal Librarian and First Year Experience Library Conference. This conference focuses on all aspects of the first-year experience and the personalization of outreach and services to incoming students. The first iteration of this...
As always, Kelvin Smith Library is here to facilitate your learning, provide the proper research tools and offer you a comfortable place to study. With finals nearly here, we have made available more amenities to accommodate your study needs. Â LIBRARIAN ON CALL Monday through Wednesday of this week, from...
Kelvin Smith Library Celebrates Preservation Week With Cooperative Bookbinding Evemt
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:37:47 EST
Preservation Week, a yearly national event sponsoredÂ byÂ the AssociationÂ ofÂ LibraryÂ Collections andÂ TechnicalÂ Services, wasÂ createdÂ toÂ increaseÂ publicÂ awarenessÂ ofÂ preservationÂ needsÂ andÂ inspireÂ actionÂ toÂ preserveÂ personal,Â familyÂ andÂ communityÂ collectionsÂ ofÂ allÂ kinds,Â asÂ wellÂ asÂ library,Â museumÂ and archiveÂ collections.Â KSL is celebratingÂ with a cooperative bookbinding event on Wednesday, April 27 in the KSL lobby. Stop by any time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to help sew a book using a sewing frame.Â Each participant will be given a...
With April being the month we dedicate to respect, care and cleanliness of our earth and environment, we here at KSL have decided to take that initiative indoors, too! As finals approach and studying becomes more intense, it is harder to focus on whatâs around you than whatâs in...
Freedman Fellow Dr. Gillian Weiss to Speak at KSL April 6
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:41:16 EST
OnÂ Wednesday, April 6, 2016, atÂ noon, the Kelvin Smith Library will host 2015 Freedman Fellow Gillian Weiss, PhD, as she talks about her projectÂ The Jewish View on CWRU: Campus Activism, 1967-1973.Â This project aims to uncover the historical role of Jewish students, faculty and administrators in the physical infrastructure, social...
As you well know, next week is Spring Break, which means the hours for Kelvin Smith Library and Cramelot will adjust accordingly. Please see below for the weekâs schedule: Sunday, March 6: Closed Monday March 7-Thursday, March 10: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.Â Friday, March 11: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.Saturday, March...
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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.