Summer hours at KSL begin Thursday, May 9. Our 24x7 services take a break too and will resume with the Fall 2013 semester. Revised summer hours are as follows: REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS* Sunday: Closed Monday - Thursday: 8am - 8pm Friday: 8am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm *Please note...
Trial of Women & Social Movements, International - 1840 to Present
Thu, 09 May 2013 16:16:35 EST
A trial of Women and Social Movements, International is available to all CWRU students, faculty and staff through June 23, 2013. Access is granted by IP recognition or VPN at the following address: http://wasi.alexanderstreet.com/ Details: Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings...
We are pleased to announce that a new WEPA kiosk has been installed at Kelvin Smith Library! WEPA is a cloud printing network that allows anyone with an internet connection to upload documents and print anywhere a kiosk is located. WEPA kiosks can print directly from USB thumb-drives as well....
Extended Cramelot Hours During Reading Days & Finals
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:41:54 EST
Cramelot Cafe will have extended hours during Reading Days and final exams. The revised hours during this time are as follows: Tuesday, April 30 - Thursday, May 2: 11:00am - Midnight Friday, May 3: 11:00am - 8:00pm Saturday, May 4: Closed Sunday, May 5: 2:00pm - Midnight Monday, May 6...
Kelvin Smith Library and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities invite you to register for two hands-on faculty development workshops facilitated by Digital Learning & Scholarshipâs Creative New Media Officer, Jared Bendis, and Baker-Nord's Digital Humanities Manager, Lee Zickel. Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, a diverse group of faculty attended...
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship will hold two lunch-time discussions to continue the conversation started at this year's colloquium and the recently published white paper on the future of collaborative digital scholarship support on campus. Join Roger Zender (Team Leader, Digital Learning & Scholarship) and Cheryl Seme (Digital Scholarship...
Preservation Week is April 21-27, and libraries all over the country are presenting events, activities and resources to highlight what they do individually and together to preserve personal and shared collections. Kelvin Smith Library is taking part in the festivities by offering the following free activities: Preservation Information Table (April...
Trial of CRCnetBASE eBooks Available Through May 17
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:44:14 EST
Kelvin Smith Library is pleased to offer a trial to the CRCnetBASE eBooks over the next four weeks. Trail access is available at www.crcnetbase.com through May 17, 2013. Remember to be connected to the campus wired network, Case Wireless, or through VPN to gain full access. Please provide feedback or...
Celebrate National Library Week & Win! April 14-20
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:53:25 EST
In 1966, the American Library Association (ALA) held the first National Library Week. In the words of ALA, "celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library staff." Communities matter @ your library is this year's theme for ALA National Library Week, April 14-20. Academic libraries have historically supported research,...
Ediciones Vigia: Handmade Cuban Book Exhibit & Reception
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:58:36 EST
Join us for the opening reception of Ediciones Vigia, an exhibit presenting a sample of handmade books donated to Kelvin Smith Library by the Ediciones Vigia publishing house as the result of a CWRU study-abroad trip to Cuba. The event will also feature speaker Alfredo Zaldivar, Ediciones Vigia founder. â¨â¨In...
Cleveland Play House Archives On Display Now at KSL
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:42:53 EST
Discovery. Creativeness. Achievement. Thus defined the purpose of the Cleveland Play House by its 1915 founders. Now you can explore memories from America's oldest regional professional theater company first-hand. Archives from the Cleveland Play House are currently on display at Kelvin Smith Library. The Cleveland Play House donated its archives...
Campus Treasure Field Trip: Lunch & Tour of Dittrick Medical History Center
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 10:35:41 EST
On April 5th, KSL's Personal Librarian program is taking first year students to lunch and on a special field trip to a treasure on campus: a museum with rare works of Sigmund Freud and Charles Darwin, amazing biomedical art, the Percy Skuy Contraception Collection and more: Most Surprising: see things...
New Service for Faculty: OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan Department Office Delivery
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:28:26 EST
As part of our continued efforts to provide high quality and more convenient services for our faculty, KSL is offering a new service to academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering and Weatherhead School of Management. We are now prepared to deliver physical materials...
Celebrate Graduate/Professional Appreciation Week! 5 Things You Should Know About Kelvin Smith Library
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:55:40 EST
You are invited to a luncheon to learn how Kelvin Smith Library is here to help save you time, provide access to the information you need and make the research process as easy as possible. When: Thursday, April 4th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm Where: Research Commons, Kelvin Smith Library (2nd...
Need help getting started with EndNote? Are you an advanced user but have specific questions about EndNote features and functionality? Bring your questions and your laptop with EndNote already loaded* to one of the two EndNote workshops offered at KSL: These workshops are free and open to the whole campus...
We provide resources here to help you and your students utilize the resources of both the Library and Instructional Technology and Academic Computing, including Blackboard, Course-specific Library Tutorials, and Information Literacy tools.
Need help with a homework assignment or research paper? Need to find a book or journal article? Click above to check out the resources available to you from the Kelvin Smith Library!
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.