KSL News

Spring 2015

Kelvin Smith Library is a research library that welcomes all visitors with research needs and valid photo identification during Regular Business Hours.  Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.  Unaccompanied minors needing assistance with government information or government publications should contact a Research Services Librarian or staff at the Service Desk prior to visiting the library.  Other extended hours are restricted to individuals from Case, CIM, CIA with their current official instution IDs. Evening access for everyone requires an official photo ID

Regular Business Hours  

• Sunday:   Noon - Midnight
• Monday - Thursday:  8am - Midnight
• Friday: 8am - 8pm
• Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Service desk transactions with library staff end 30 minutes prior to the closing hour.   

Checkout online instead of in-a-line! Save time & use your Case ID card to borrow KSL books at the KSL SelfCheckOut machine. Activate your Case ID card  with at least one traditional checkout (staff scans your Case ID) at any Case library circulation desk, and then you can use KSL SelfCheckOut at any time of day...or night!

The Freedman Center is open 12pm - 10pm Sunday, 9am - 10pm Monday - Thursday, 9am - 8pm Friday, & 12am - 5pm Saturday.    

When classes are in session, Cramelot Café is open 2pm - 9pm Sunday, 11am - 9pm Monday –Thursday, & 11am - 4pm Friday.


***All Library Access Requires a Photo ID***

CWRU-affiliated users (faculty, students, staff) are expected to use a current Case ID (i.e., one that is compatible with the swipe/reading system).

 For NON-CWRU-affiliated users ONLY, accepted forms of valid photo identification include:

  • CIA ID, CIM ID, or any currently valid student ID from institutions other than CWRU
  • Driver’s License
  • State ID
  • Passport

Library Access Hours & Requirements:

Regular Business Hours Access – Before 8:00pm
Case Faculty, Students and Staff:
Scan Case ID at the Welcome Desk.
Visitors, CIA & CIM Students: Present valid photo ID at the Welcome Desk.

Regular Business Hours Access – After 8:00pm
Case Faculty, Students and Staff:
Scan Case ID at the Main Door and once again at the Welcome Desk.
Visitors, CIA & CIM Students: Use the intercom at the Main Door to enter. Once inside, present valid photo ID at the Welcome Desk.
Visitors may remain in the building until the end of Regular Business Hours. 

24x7 Services Access (After Regular Business Hours)
Our 24x7 services are open to Case faculty, students and staff, as well as CIA and CIM students, with valid institution IDs. 

Case buildings use automated card-swipe door access during evening hours. KSL's Main Door Intercom provides Visitor access with ID during Regular Business Hours. Evening access for everyone requires an official photo ID.

Telephone Numbers

  • Kelvin Smith Library: 216-368-6500
  • Main Service Desk: 216-368-3506
  • Freedman Center: 216-368-0932
  • Special Collections: 216-368-2993
  • Astronomy Library: 216-368-6701
  • Kulas Music Library: 216-368-2403
  • University Archives (Cedar Ave): 368-3320

About Us FAQ

What and Where is Siegal?

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.

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