Alumni Resources

As a graduate of the Mandel School and Case Western Reserve University, you have access to valuable library services and databases. Below are a couple of resources that we and the Kelvin Smith Library have to offer to you.

Alumni/Special Borrower’s Card

Mandel School alumni are welcome to contact us or stop by on weekdays during business hours to request a Harris Library Special Borrowers Card. The card is valid for one academic year and is renewed upon request. Cardholders may borrow:

  • Non-reference books and media items from the Harris and Kelvin Smith Libraries.
  • Up to six items at a time from OhioLINK.

Research Databases for Alumni

Mandel School alumni are also eligible to apply for free access to selected research databases covering a wide variety of subjects. Databases that are relevant to social work and nonprofit management include:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • SocINDEX
  • EBSCO eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)

To apply, you will need your CWRU ID and password. Once your application is processed, you will receive a new library username/password to use with the databases.

If you forgot the password associated with your CWRU network ID, you can reset it online.

Are you not sure if you have a CWRU ID and password? Please call the [U]Tech Help Desk at 216.368.HELP (4357) and ask for a Network ID to access online alumni services.

For more information, please refer to our brochure on library options for alumni.