Close up of library users viewing special collection material at KSL
Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives is home to the Kelvin Smith Library’s rare books and manuscripts collections, and the records of Case Western Reserve University.

Two students using a printer at The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship
The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

In the Freedman Center, the Digital Scholarship Team brings expertise and technology together in support of students, faculty and staff pursuing interdisciplinary, collaborative and experimental research and learning. An open-concept workspace, the Freedman Center features dozens of state-of-the-art equipment, diverse hardware and cutting-edge software.

Images on display in art gallery for Black History Month

Did You Know? Black History at CWRU

Kelvin Smith Library, Art Gallery, 1st Floor

Did You Know? Black History at CWRU is an exhibit featuring the University’s history of notable Black alumni, organizations, and things you see around campus relating to Black history with materials from the CWRU University Archives.

The exhibit will remain on view until Friday, March 22, 2024.


Early Career Research, Visibility, and Publishing Series

Gain insights into the publishing process during library workshops this spring!

The Early Career Research, Visibility, and Publishing Series continues this spring and will offer workshops on various topics to support graduate students, postdocs, and anyone else…

Celebrate Black History Month at KSL

African American Studies Research Guide
On this guide, find links and collections for reference works, primary and secondary sources, scholarly journals, news, data and other collections available from Case Libraries, as well as links to professional associations, CWRU…

New in 2024: Two additional Open Access agreements provide more no-cost publishing opportunities for CWRU authors

Beginning Jan. 1, Case Western Reserve University’s network of libraries now has agreements with Elsevier and Springer Nature—through OhioLINK—increasing opportunities for CWRU authors to publish at no cost with seven total publishers.