Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) is the main library supporting the teaching and research of Case Western Reserve University with emphasis given to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management. We are located between Thwing Student Center and Severance Hall. There are two branch libraries: Kulas Music Library and the Astronomy Library.
Beginning early in the fall and spring semesters, we are open 24/7 for your convenience. For details on all service and building hours visit KSL Hours.
Kelvin Smith Contact Information
KSL Floor Maps - Find the books, journals, copiers, study rooms and more.
KSL Reference/Subject Librarians - have a question, need help on your research? Contact the librarian in your subject area. We are here to help you.
In addition to Kelvin Smith Library there are several other campus libraries serving the professional schools.
If you have a Case ID card, you have prvileges at the Case affiliate libraries:
Check with the individual library if you have questions.
This space is located on the 2nd floor of Kelvin Smith Library. Access is limited to currently enrolled graduate students and faculty. You must have your Case ID to enter. This is a space dedicated for scholarly reading and research. By pre-arrangement it maybe used for selected events for faculty and graduate students.
IMPORTANT NOTE about access to library resources:
If your computer is not connected directly to the Case network via ethernet cable, you may authenticate using VPN. If you are off campus or using Case's Guest wireless, you must have VPN installed, running, and logged in on your computer.
The library homepage has a network connection status indicator in the lower left corner. A green light means your campus network connection is active, or a red light means you need to authenticate with VPN. The status indicator looks like this:
On campus, Case Wireless is the preferred network and does not require VPN. If you cannot connect or it is not working, Case Guest wireless with VPN is your other option.