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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.
  • More information see this guide.

Research Tools

Welcome to Textbook Resources at KSL

Welcome to KSL’s Textbook Resources Research Guide. Here you will find suggestions and resources for gathering required texts for courses.

Frequently, students will inquire about the availability of textbooks here within the library's collection. Kelvin Smith Library does not typically purchase textbooks for its collection, as it is the students' responsibly to ensure they have the require texts for each class. KSL will occassionally have some textbooks, if the book used by the professor is not a traditional textbook.

Library Holdings

Library holdings of print and e-books can be searched in the Case Catalog and OhioLINK,. Remember items can be recalled for different reasons. A required textbook can be very popular.

Advice, Comparison Tools, & Other Information

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KSL Phone Numbers

  • KSL Hours Hotline: 216-368-6500
  • Service Center: 216-368-3506
  • ASKSL Text Messages: 216-220-8261
  • Freedman Center: 216-368-0932
  • Special Collections: 216-368-0189
  • Astronomy Library: 216-368-6701
  • Kulas Music Library: 216-368-2403

Special Projects Officer

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Brian Gray
Kelvin Smith Library 201-F
(216) 368-8685