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Library resources are accessed openly by Case wired computers or by using the Case Wireless network. If connecting in any other method, please install, turn on, and log into VPN.

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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.

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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

Research Services Librarian (RSL)

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Brian Gray
Title: Team Leader Research Services; RSL for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering AND Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Kelvin Smith Library 201-K
(216) 368-8685