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Explore CWRU’s Libraries

As one of the nation’s top research universities, Case Western Reserve is committed to investigating new areas, questioning long-held beliefs and finding answers. Our network of libraries helps our students, faculty and staff conduct cutting-edge research—whether it’s using state-of-the-art technology or an expansive collection of books.

Our libraries enable innovation and academic engagement while providing collaborative spaces for learning, teaching and research.

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Kelvin Smith Library

The Kelvin Smith Library is Case Western Reserve’s main library, and serves as the campus destination for connection, collection, creation and, to help fuel late-night study sessions, coffee. Kelvin Smith Library is home to the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship and Special Collections, and its staff members manage the Astronomy Library and Kulas Music Library.

Contact Information:

Kelvin Smith Library
Main Service Desk: 216.368.3506 | Reference Desk: 216.368.6596
11055 Euclid Ave | MAP

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Astronomy Library

Looking for the Astronomy Library? You can find it on the fifth floor of the Sears Building on the Case Quad. With holdings including more than 3,000 books, 4,000 bound periodical volumes and 480 linear feet of observatory publications, the sky is no longer the limit.

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Astronomy Library
Circulation: 216.368.6701
556 Sears Library | 2083 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive | MAP

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Astronomy Library

Looking for the Astronomy Library? You can find it on the fifth floor of the Sears Building on the Case Quad. With holdings including more than 3,000 books, 4,000 bound periodical volumes and 480 linear feet of observatory publications, the sky is no longer the limit.

Contact Information:

Astronomy Library
Circulation: 216.368.6701
556 Sears Library | 2083 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive | MAP

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Kulas Music Library

Located on the first floor of Haydn Hall, the Kulas Music Library holds Case Western Reserve’s vast collection of musical resources. From music scores and video recordings to microforms and periodicals, Kulas is home to all your musical needs.

Contact Information:

Kulas Music Library
Circulation Desk: 216.368.2403
11118 Bellflower | MAP

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Kulas Music Library

Located on the first floor of Haydn Hall, the Kulas Music Library holds Case Western Reserve’s vast collection of musical resources. From music scores and video recordings to microforms and periodicals, Kulas is home to all your musical needs.

Contact Information:

Kulas Music Library
Circulation Desk: 216.368.2403
11118 Bellflower | MAP

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The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library

Have a question about a legal issue or enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University School of Law? You’ve come to the right place. With a collection including more than 440,000 volumes and special collections, The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library has the resources you need to be a top-notch legal mind.

Contact Information:

The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library
Circulation Desk: 216.368.2792
Reference Desk: 216.368.5206
11075 East Blvd | MAP

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Lillian & Milford Harris Library

All you ever wanted to know about social work and nonprofit education is under one roof, inside the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Founded in 1916, the Lillian & Milford Harris Library is the oldest social work library in the United States and it is one of only a few libraries to be administered by a school of social work.

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Lillian & Milford Harris Library Circulation Desk: 216.368.2302
11235 Bellflower Road | MAP

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Cleveland Health Sciences Library

The Cleveland Health Sciences Library operates in two locations: The Allen Memorial Medical Library and the Health Center Library. The combined collections total more than 445,000 volumes and provide both archive records and current clinical journals.

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Allen Memorial Medical Library

The Allen Memorial Medical Library is home to the university's clinical medicine collection and to basic science journals prior to 1970, as well as the Dittrick Museum of Medical History, which consists of the Archives and Rare Book collection.

Contact Information:

Allen Memorial Medical Library Circulation Desk: 216.368.3643
11000 Euclid Ave. | MAP

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Allen Memorial Medical Library

The Allen Memorial Medical Library is home to the university's clinical medicine collection and to basic science journals prior to 1970, as well as the Dittrick Museum of Medical History, which consists of the Archives and Rare Book collection.


Contact Information:

Allen Memorial Medical Library Circulation Desk: 216.368.3643
11000 Euclid Ave. | MAP

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Health Center Library

The Health Center Library serves the dental medicine, medicine and nursing schools. The Health Center Library has basic journals from 1970 through the end of print. In addition, there is a large collection of current textbooks for use in the library.

Contact Information:

Health Center Library Circulation Desk: 216.368.4540
Robbins Building 2210 Circle Drive | MAP

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The Health Center Library

The Health Center Library serves the dental medicine, medicine and nursing schools. The Health Center Library has basic journals from 1970 through the end of print. In addition, there is a large collection of current textbooks for use in the library.


Contact Information:

Health Center Library Circulation Desk: 216.368.4540
Robbins Building 2210 Circle Drive | MAP