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CIA Library System

The Gund Library’s catalog is part of a shared online catalog system, which includes the libraries of Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock Hall Library & Archives. Gund Library materials are identified in the catalog as CIArt.

Our partner libraries may have different loan policies, overdue fines, and fees for lost or damaged library materials. Not all of the libraries lend all of their materials to all patrons, and some may require that certain items be used in their library.

You are responsible for following the policies of our partner libraries, paying any fines and fees, and for returning all library materials to the library from which you borrowed them.

Your Library Account

Your CIA ID is your library card, and it is required to borrow library materials at the Gund Library and at any of our partner libraries. If you have not activated your library account, please contact the Library staff.

View Your Library Record

To view your library record, you must have a PIN account set up. After you have a PIN, you will be able to see what you have checked out from any of our partner libraries and any OhioLINK library, track your OhioLINK requests, and renew items online.

Setting up a PIN

Instructions for creating a PIN are available in two formats. You can choose to read the instructions, or you can choose to watch a video of the instructions. Or, you can always ask any member of the library staff for help.

Email Notices

Courtesy notices, overdue notices, and bills are sent to your CIA email address.

Gund Library Loan Periods, Renewal Policies & Fines

The loan periods listed below apply to most patrons. CIA and CWRU faculty may receive extended loan privileges for some items.

Most books, CD-ROMs, pictures, and non-music CDs may be renewed up to four times; sound recordings may be renewed once. To renew items online and avoid fines, you must have set up a PIN account. Click here for instructions.

Borrowing privileges are suspended if the amount owed on your library account exceeds $15.00.

You may pay your fines at the Gund Library or at any of our partner libraries, but payment for lost or damaged items must be made to the library which owns the item. In the case of lost or damaged OhioLINK materials, please contact a member of the library staff for assistance.

This chart is only a summary and the information is subject to change without notice. If you have questions, please contact the Library staff. 

Type of Item 

Loan Period(s) 

Fine 

Books

7 days

25¢/day

Books

21 days

25¢/day

CD-ROMs & DVD-ROMs

7 days

25¢/day

CD-ROMs & DVD-ROMs

21 days

25¢/day

Compact discs

21 days

25¢/day

DVDs

4 hours

$1/hour

DVDs

7 days

$3/day

Reserve materials*

3 hours

$1/hour

Reserve materials*

Overnight

$1/hour

Reserve materials*

7 days

$10/day

Videos

4 hours

$1/hour

Videos

7 days

$3/day

*These items may be borrowed only by CIA patrons.

Library Hours

Library Hours

Fall 2019

August 26–December 13
Monday–Thursday: 7:45am–9pm
Friday: 7:45am–5pm
Saturday–Sunday: 12–6pm

Exceptions to Fall 2019 hours:
Mon Sep 2: Closed (Labor Day)
Wed Nov 27: 10am–3pm
Thu Nov 28–Sat Nov 30: Closed (Thanksgiving)
Sat–Sun Dec 14–15: Closed
Dec 23–Jan 1: Closed (winter break)
Dec 16–21: 10am–4pm

The circulation desk and group study rooms close 15 minutes before the library closes. Library hours are subject to change without notice.

Please note: Anyone 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library. Library computers are reserved for CIA and partner library patrons; visitors are asked to check at the desk before using library computers. Printing is restricted to CIA and partner library patrons.

Contact a Librarian

Contact a Librarian

Need help?

Schedule an appointment with a librarian

(Choose a 30 or 60 minute appointment with the librarian whose schedule best meets your needs.)

Email a Librarian

Or call 216-421-7440