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Special Collections Space

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kelvin Smith Library and the Hatch Reading Room will be closed November 30 - December 17, 2020. Our staff will be working remotely during this time- please feel free to contact us via email at

Service Hours and Location

  • Visitors to Special Collections should come to the Henry R. Hatch Reading Room on the second floor of the Kelvin Smith Library.

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!


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

Special Collections Contact Information


Phone: (216) 368-0189

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

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