The Preservation Department of the Kelvin Smith Library offers digital versions of select library materials as an option for access. The original works are either too fragile to permit normal circulation or are in Special Collections. All digital materials can be accessed through the library catalog and from Digital Case. Many of the general collection titles have paper facsimiles available for circulation as well.
Most books digitized by the Preservation Department are in public domain, and were published prior to 1923. The Preservation Department received permission from the publisher to digitize any books still protected by copyright.
If there is a brittle or non-circulating title you feel is important to your research, please contact the Preservation Department. We will make every effort to replace it with a serviceable reformat and will consider its inclusion in the Digital Library.
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.