About Special Collections

Service Hours & Contact Information

Service Hours:

Reading room open: Monday- Friday, 10am-12pm and 1-4:30pm

Reference hours: Monday-Friday, 1-4:30pm and by appointment

(except University holidays)





Mailing Address:

Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections

11055 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio


The Special Collections of Kelvin Smith Library are rare and fragile library materials that have to be used in the building.

The Henry R. Hatch reading room, on the second floor of the library, is set aside for use of these materials under the helpful supervision of our staff.

Everyone is welcome to visit Hatch reading room to use Special Collections materials, view exhibits, or study quietly upon presentation of a valid CASE ID or another valid official identification card.


William Claspy,  Head of Special Collections and Archives

Eleanor Blackman, Archivist

Andrew Mancuso, Preservation Officer

Elizabeth Meinke, Librarian