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Kulas Music Library Summer 2018: Summer FAQ

Information regarding library services during summer 2018

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Summer FAQ

Haydn Hall will be closed for construction during summer 2018. The nature of this work means Kulas Music Library will have to function a bit differently.

Beginning 5/21 (the Monday after commencement), we will temporarily relocate our reference collection to the third floor of Kelvin Smith Library (KSL), where it will be available all summer. Librarian offices will also move to KSL. Items from our circulating collection (books, scores, etc.) will be unavailable for checkout. However, you will be able to request items from other libraries via OhioLink and access all our online resources. We anticipate reference items will be available in KSL by Tuesday, 5/29 (after the Memorial Day holiday).
The information on this guide is being shared to help you prepare for your summer library needs. We will do our best to accommodate. If you have questions, please contact Jacey Kepich at or 216-368-6676.

Will Kulas be open during the summer?
No. Kulas will close after 5PM Friday, May 18th until mid-August (date TBD). Kulas collections (print and media) will be unavailable during the closure. Online resources will still be available.

If you think you may need an item during the summer, we encourage you to check it out before May 18th. Due dates will be extended through the summer.

Why will the library be closed?
Haydn Hall is undergoing HVAC renovations and asbestos removal. The entire building will be closed during construction.

What are my options for accessing library materials?
You will still be able to request items through OhioLink and/or Interlibrary loan. KSL staff will notify local libraries (e.g. Oberlin, CIM, etc.) to let them know they might see visitors from our community due to the closure.

Search OhioLink here:
Place an ILL request here:

Our reference collection will be stored on the third floor of KSL during summer to accommodate graduate students completing their degree programs. Reference items must be used within the library, but users with a CWRU ID can take advantage of the 24x7 access offered at KSL.
View hours for Kelvin Smith Library here:

When can I return my items to Kulas?

You have two options. You can keep the items until Kulas reopens for the fall semester OR return the items to Kelvin Smith Library. The dropbox outside Haydn Hall will be locked and unavailable until Kulas reopens.

Will Kulas librarians be available during summer?

Yes. Jacey and Jeffrey will be working in temporary offices in KSL throughout the summer.
Contact Jacey at 216.368.6676 or
Contact Jeffrey at 216.368.6677 or

How will I know when the library reopens?
Announcements will be posted to this guide and shared with the CWRU music community via internal bulletin board.


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