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Policies & Procedures

General Guidelines

Kelvin Smith Library welcomes Case Western Reserve University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as guests seeking education and research materials. Kelvin Smith Library patrons must show a valid form of identification when asked to do so by library staff or campus security. Children under 16 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Library reserves the right to restrict the access of any person who abuse the following:

  • Using resources for any purpose which violates federal or state laws
  • Using resources for unauthorized commercial purposes
  • Using resources in a manner that is disrespectful or intimidating to others
  • Engaging in behavior that disrupts the activities or safety of others
  • Damaging or removing materials, furnishings, or any structure of the building

To provide a secure environment for all, library staff or Case Western Reserve Security are authorized to:

  • Request current photo identification of any person in the library
  • Question any person if it appears that this Policy or Case Western Reserve’s policies are being disregarded, and to call for other assistance if necessary
  • Limit or revoke library privileges at any time if policies are disregarded 

Persons who violate this policy may also be subject to disciplinary or legal actions.