KSL has thousands of videos and DVDs for use in the library, to place on Reserve for classes, or to check out for personal use. Faculty members can use the Booking service on the Online Request Forms page to ensure a video or DVD is available for class use.
At KSL, the media collection is stored in secure cabinets, and staff at the Main Service Desk retrieves them for you. Check the Case Catalog to make sure the item is available, write down the item number, and give the number to staff at the Main Service Desk. Or create a list by using the QuickList! to find new items and print the call numbers to give to staff. They will get the item for you!
The media collection is available for current Case faculty, students, and staff. Current CIA and CIM individuals with full Case privileges, network IDs, and book borrowing privileges have media privileges; some CIA and CIM individuals are restricted. Visitors are encouraged to use their public libraries or commercial rental stores for their media needs.
Library Hours are always available on the Hours Hotline at 216-368-6500, on the library doors, or on the library hours page. Read more details about borrowing privileges, fines, and library account privilege on the Borrowing Privileges page. Enjoy!
Unlike rental stores with many duplicate copies of a title, KSL owns a single copy of thousands of videos. The collection is continually growing, and you can identify items several ways: the Case Catalog or the QuickList feature:
(A) Case Catalog Search for your favorite artist, director, or producer (use an Author search), title of the item, or subject.
Example: find videos or DVDs about Paris. Search the "Subject" Paris, then "Limit" to "Material Type" of projected AV. Or, practice your French and find the videos about Paris in the French language: search the same subject, limiting to material type and to language "French."
(B) QuickList for Video & DVDs. QuickList is helpful when you want to create a customized list to browse. Sort the list by type or call number. Select what you'd like to view for your weekend entertainment. Features include:
Example: Find DVDs with Paris in them, available today at the Kelvin Smith Library. Sort the list by call number so you can give the staff member the list in numerical order, for fast retrieval:
General questions are welcome at the KSL Main Service Desk - 216-368-3506