Special Collections

Students and Staff Looking at Documents in the Special Collections Hatch Reading Room.

Research Services

We work one-on-one with our users to identify and provide Special Collections material for use in their teaching and research. Please contact us for a consultation!  Make requests to use Special Collections materials by appointment or make photoduplication requests by logging in or creating an Aeon account. To request an instructional session for a class please see Kelvin Smith Library's Instruction Request form.

Contact or Visit Us

Hatch Reading Room hours are 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday for exhibit viewing and quiet study (except University holidays). Appointments to use materials in the reading room are available Monday-Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. The room may at times be closed for instruction sessions or other meetings that require the use of the room. 

Materials requests and appointments: Aeon

Email: kslspecialcollections@case.edu

Phone: (216) 368-0189

Kelvin Smith Library location: Second floor in the Henry R. Hatch Reading Room

Mailing Address: Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections, 11055 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44106-7151


Exhibits in Henry R. Hatch Reading Room change regularly. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to view exhibits during open hours. Please see the KSL Exhibit Program page to view our digital exhibits and learn more about what you see on display in the reading room and elsewhere within the library.