The Kelvin Smith Library promotes a respectful environment that is secure, clean, and quiet, where students, faculty, staff, and visitors can expect a space that is generally conducive to work and study.
The Library must ensure the health and safety of all individuals within, preserve the integrity of the facility, property, and grounds, and support a healthful educational environment. Animals can pose a threat to the health and safety of individuals within the building; individuals with disabilities are at particular risk.
Often, others are allergic to animals, and even the most well cared for and best-behaved pet can harbor fleas, ticks, mites, or viruses. Overall, there are hygiene, health and medical considerations, issues of fear and safety, noise control, property damage, potential liability, general user expectations, and courtesy to others. Please ask someone else to watch your animal when you come to the Library.
*Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that an individual with a disability cannot perform for himself or herself. Service animal is defined in Title III of the American for Disabilities Act (ADA) (28 C.F.R. § 36.104) as:
Other Case organizations may have varied building policies.
For more information about the Library's No-Animal Policy, please contact
Karen Oye, Head of Customer Services, Kelvin Smith Library (or 216-368-5309)
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.