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ILLiad System Outage

Kelvin Smith Library's ILLiad System will be unavailable on July 10, 2015, from 8:00 AM through 11:00 AM. We are undergoing an upgrade during that time, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Welcome to Cleveland!   

Whether this is your first time or you have been here many times, we hope you will arrive before the Conference or stay a few extra days to take in some of the terrific attractions and great events around town.  From the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on the shore of Lake Erie to the vibrant neighborhood of University Circle, which is home to world class museums…there are lots of opportunities to explore Cleveland!

A great starting point is Positively Cleveland, the website of our Convention and Visitors Bureau.  There you will find many links to events, attractions and lots of information about our city.  For those who want to explore outside the city, we have a National Park right in our backyard and for the baseball fan, the Indians are in town through April 5-9.  Historic Playhouse Square is the largest theatre district between New York and Chicago and offers the very best in regional theatre.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cleveland!  Start planning your visit using the Interactive Map or visit Lolly the Trolley to book a guided tour.  Either way you’ll have a great time while you are in town.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice or any questions you have.  Enjoy your visit to Cleveland!

Links to sections: Airports | CWRU Campus | Hotels | Parking | Restaurants | Transportation | University Circle


Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: http://www.clevelandairport.com/Home.aspx

  • 20 miles west of Case Western Reserve University

Alternative: Akron-Canton Airport: http://www.akroncantonairport.com/

  • 53 miles south

CWRU Campus


  • Preferred hotel with discount: Courtyard Cleveland University Circle (Marriott)
    • 2021 Cornell Road, Cleveland, OH 44106
    • Discounted rate for conference block: $139.00
    • To get discounted rate: Ask to book a room under the 1st National Personal Librarian and First-Year Experience Library Conference or use this link
    • Within walking distance (1/3 mile); see walking map
    • Breakfast not included in room price
    • Cafe/restaurant on ground floor; for other amenities see the Courtyard flyer
    • Parking not included in room price
    • Local Univ. Circle shuttle service is available, within 2-mile radius of the hotel. It operates from 7 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week and seats 10; It can be booked by guests at the front desk if someone or a group have a schedule.
    • No shuttle service available from Cleveland Hopkins Airport
  • Alternative hotel #1: Glidden House
    • 1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106
    • $149/night if you identify yourself as attending an event at CWRU
    • Boutique hotel with limited rooms
    • Within walking distance (1/3 mile): See walking map
    • Breakfast included in room price
    • Restaurant in the hotel
    • Parking is included in the room price
    • No shuttle service available
  • Alternative hotel #2: Tudor Arms DoubleTree (Hilton)
    • No conference discount
    • Not as an easy walk due to busy interactions and distance (0.6 miles); see walking map
    • Breakfast not included in room price
    • Restaurant in the hotel
    • Parking not included in room price; cost is $19/day for valet and $16/day for self-service
    • Local Univ. Circle shuttle service available (schedule provided at check-in); attendees should allow for enough time to arrive at KSL as times do vary
    • No shuttle service available from Cleveland Hopkins Airport
  • Alternative hotel #3: InterContinental Hotel
    • 9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106
    • Make sure to ask for the hotel on Carnegie Avenue in booking, taxis, etc. - another InterContinental exists a few blocks away
    • No conference discount
    • Porbably not within walking distance (0.9 miles); see walking map
    • Breakfast not included in room price
    • Restaurants in the hotel
    • Parking not included in room price; cost is $24/day including valet
    • The local shuttle service belongs to Cleveland Clinic and they have designated stops that would not include KSL
    • No shuttle service available from Cleveland Hopkins Airport




University Circle

Case Western Reserve University is lucky to be part of the University Circle neighborhood which is a super concentrated square mile of art, education, food, culture, and health care organizations.

Services FAQ

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.

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