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Collaboration Rooms

Student Only Collaboration Spaces

When you need to do active group work, try out the KSL Collaboration Rooms.  

The rooms are designed with lots of new technology to encourage effective and collabortive group work.   Hook up your laptop to wall-mounted  42" LED TV so your project can be seen by everyone. A wall-panel control unit lets you hook up for HDMI, VDA, and composite ports. When you stop at the KSL Main Service Desk with your group to check-out a room key, you can borrow the cable to hook up your laptop. Older laptops will work well with the VGA cable. The rooms have whiteboards so you can take notes or get creative while your other work is on the monitor.  Whatever your group work style, the KSL Collaboration Rooms are sure to spark collaboration and innovation!

Collaboration Rooms are located on the KSL 3rd floor and Lower Level.  The Collaboration Room loan periods are for 3-hour increments, no renewals.  Room reservations are for currently enrolled CWRU students only. Check one out today!

Reserve Your Collaboration Room

Room reservation requests are not instantaneous. The room booking is not valid until you receive an email confirmation of the room reservation. Please read the confirmation carefully.



Case ID:

Contact Email:

Telephone Number:

Number of People:

Date of Reservation:

Time of Reservation: (Reservations are for 3 Hour Increments)

Please confirm you understand the policies stated below:

  • Room reservations are for currently enrolled CWRU students only
  • Room reservations require a 24-hour notice.  There are no same-day reservations  
  • Upon reservation approval, I agree to bring my own valid Case ID to the KSL Service Center
  • Collaboration Rooms require 2 or more borrowers present at check-out
  • Collaboration Room loan periods are for 3-hour increments, no renewals
  • I understand that if I do not arrive within the first 15 minutes of my scheduled time, the room reservation will be lifted and made available to walk-ins
  • Rooms booked for the last 3 hours of the business day require that the space must be vacated and keys due back at the Main Service Desk :30 minutes before the end of the Library Business Hours
  • The rooms are not renewable.  Only one use per day is permitted.
  • I agree to the KSL Acceptable Use Policy

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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