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Michael Schwartz Library

A Virtual Tour of the Michael Schwartz Library

Take our virtual tour to get familiar with some of the services available at the Michael Schwartz Library.

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Entrance to the Michael Schwartz Library

1st Floor: Library Entrance

What You Need to Know:

See First Floor Map.

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Students check out materials at the User Services Desk

1st Floor: User Services Desk / CPL @ CSU Collection

What You Need to Know:

See First Floor Map.

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A view of the Learning Commons

1st Floor: The Learning Commons

What You Need to Know:

  • Knowledgeable staff at the Reference Center in the Learning Commons can help you with your research questions or needs.
  • Log on to one of the 80 computers with access to the Internet and to the Library's many electronic resources; color printing, a photocopier, a KIC scanner, and a PC with a text magnifier are available.
  • You can call the Reference Center at (216) 687-5300, or ask your personal librarian for help.

See First Floor Map.

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Getting help at the Writing Center

1st Floor: Writing Center

What You Need to Know:

Through tutoring and workshops the Writing Center in RT 124 (west end of the Library) offers instruction on:

  • generating ideas
  • drafting and revising your papers
  • improving your writing style
  • handling technical details of grammar, documentation and formatting

See First Floor Map.

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A view of the Math Emporium on the 2nd floor

2nd Floor: Books / Study Space / Math Emporium

What You Need to Know:

  • On this floor you can find books with call numbers A - HD, covering the subjects of philosophy, psychology, religions, history, geography, anthropology, recreation, business and economics. See Book Locations.
  • The second floor, except for the Math Emporium, is an "individual quiet zone" — no talking or group study. Find out more about study areas in the Library.
  • Students enrolled in Basic or Applied Algebra use the Math Emporium in RT 230, a state-of-the-art learning center where students can interact with adaptive MyMathLab Plus software and a highly skilled instructional team.

See Second Floor Map.

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Welcome to the Cleveland State University Archives

3rd Floor: Archives / Microfilm / Books / Study Space

What You Need to Know:

  • The University Archives in RT 310 is where the University stores all of its records, publications, audio-visual materials, and artifacts pertinent to CSU history and development.
  • The Microforms Collection includes recent editions of newspapers and other titles including ERIC Documents that are available in microfilm or microfiche format. The area also includes microfilm and microfiche reader/printers as well as digital microfilm scanners. Mircofilm for local newspapers, such as the Plain Dealer and the Press can be found nearby in Special Collections (RT 321).
  • On this floor you can find books with call numbers M - N, covering the subjects of music and fine arts. The oversized books (call number XX) are also shelved there. See Book Locations.
  • The third floor is a "quiet study zone" — for small groups and casual study, whispered conversations and cell phones set to vibrate or silent. More about study areas in the Library.

See Third Floor Map.

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Special Collections Manager Lynn Duchez Bycko helps a visitor to Special Collections

3rd Floor: Special Collections

What You Need to Know:

  • Special Collections in RT 329 is a research facility containing collections covering topics within the field of Cleveland history and a few that cover non-Cleveland topics.
  • The repository for the Cleveland Press Archives and the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, Special Collections is open to the CSU community as well as to scholars and visitors from around the world.
  • The Cleveland Memory Project is an online showcase for Special Collections.

See Third Floor Map.

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Entrance to the Michael Schwartz Library

3rd Floor: Multimedia Services

What You Need to Know:

See First Floor Map.

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Print Journals and Periodicals

4th Floor: Journals / Books / Lockers

What You Need to Know:

  • All print journals and periodicals are shelved by call number in open stacks on the north side of the fourth floor. They do not circulate but photocopiers in the area are available for your use.
  • On this floor you can find books with call numbers HE - Z, covering the subjects of business, sociology, political science, law, education, language, literature, science, medicine, technology, and library science. See Book Locations..
  • Rentable lockers are located between the P-Q stacks.

See Fourth Floor Map.

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Group study area on the 4th floor

4th Floor: Study Areas and Rooms

What You Need to Know:

See Fourth Floor Map.