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International Students Library Handbook

Welcome to the Library–here are useful tips, information, answers to help you get started with your research!

Get Online Help

Reminder: Online Access

  • Library resources require going through CWRU Single Sign-On.
  • The best method is to follow links from the library website.
  • When logged in and a browser window is not closed, access should continue from resource to resource.
  • Remember to close your browser when done.

How to Ask Us for Research Help

Questions about your library account, book renewals, Course Reserves can always be answered by contacting the Main Service Desk ( or by calling at 216-368-3506.

  • In-person help: walk-in or by appointment. Contact your librarian for specialized and custom assistance. Reference hours can be different on weekends, evenings, when there are no classes, or during academic holidays.

  • ASKSL: Live chat. Can be found throughout the KSL website and provided databases. If chat is not working, turn off pop-up blockers.

  • Telephone or Text Message: 

    Telephone: (216) 368-3506 Text Message: (216) 220-8261

  • Email us: We respond in less than two business days.

Library Deparments

About Us

Want to know more about library staff and departments? Each link below provides staff members' job titles, phone numbers, and email addresses.

If you have a general question, use the "Contact Us" link on the bottom of KSL webpages & we'll make sure the right department answers your question!

Research Services Librarians

You can contact a librarian by phone, email, chat, or in-person to assist in all your needs. See our Ask A Librarian services page.

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