Give to the Library

Students at the 2018 InfoFair Kelvin Smith Library

Why Give to the Library?

We continue our work to build the library of the future and we invite you to be a friend and/or sponsor in this endeavor. The Kelvin Smith Library is where our students come to study, research, collaborate and get hands-on experience using digital tools and technologies. And where faculty access resources for research, preserve their intellectual property, engage and collaborate with colleagues, build digital projects, and engage in programming. KSL also makes knowledge accessible to current and future generations by obtaining and preserving information using our digital and physical resources.

Your gift and/or engagement is essential in enabling us to achieve our mission as the knowledge and creativity commons of Case Western Reserve University. 

How to Give

  • Online Credit Card

  • Check

    • Please make checks payable to Case Western Reserve University and send to Kelvin Smith Library, ATTN: Library Administration, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7151 and indicate to which fund you wish to support.
  • Matching Gifts

  • Make a tribute gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one

    • Please let us know the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring and a family contact name and address (for memorials), or the individual's name and address (for honorary gifts) so that they may be notified.
  • Payroll Deduction

    • If you are an employee of Case Western Reserve University, you may have an automatic deduction from your paycheck monthly.  Print out and submit the Payroll Deduction Form  to the address provided.
  • Make a long term commitment to KSL

    • Support KSL with a legacy gift that can also provide you with tax savings. A planned gift may include bequests, wills, charitable gift annuities, life insurance or retirement plan beneficiary designations. Please follow this link for more information about Legacy Giving options or contact the Planned Giving office at 1.877.477.1143 or If you have already included KSL in your estate plans, please let us know so we can invite you to the Luminary Society to recognize your generosity, and also to ensure the gift will be appropriately stewarded.
  • Gifts of Stocks of Bonds

    • Donors need to contact their broker stating they want to gift (XXX) shares of (XXXXXX) stock(s) to Case Western Reserve University (Kelvin Smith Library) for this/these purpose(s)________. Donors' brokers should call the University Treasurer's Office at 216.368.3253 or 1.800.315.3863 for DTC transfer instructions.
  • IRA Distribution