About Us

Students Sitting on the Oval in front of Kelvin Smith Library

Welcome to Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) at Case Western Reserve University! At KSL, we strive to create warm, inviting and effective spaces where our students, faculty, staff and the general public can explore rich content and receive an abundance of services that are easy to obtain and use. Behind our facilities and resources is a strong team of talented and knowledgeable people ready to assist and inspire.

KSL is the main library supporting the teaching and research of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, with emphasis given to the College of Arts and Sciences, the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management. The University Archives, located in the BioEnterprise Building is also part of Kelvin Smith Library.

The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.

We look forward to meeting you either virtually or in-person and we welcome your questions, comments, or recommendations.