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Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library

Michael Wells, Friends President
Michael Wells, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library

The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is closely associated with the Michael Schwartz Library but is an independent organization whose purpose is to support the library in a number of different ways. By sponsoring programs of interest to faculty, students, and the general public, we hope to attract favorable attention for the library and interest in its activities.

We encourage both monetary and in-kind gifts to the library, particularly special collections materials with strong links to the Cleveland area. The Friends also accept both monetary and in-kind gifts, especially gifts of books. These books may be sold, given to the Michael Schwartz Library if librarians determine that they are appropriate for the collection, or given to other organizations. Our programs also provide continuing social and intellectual interaction between the University and the community.

Please consider joining the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library.

- Michael Wells, President, Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library

For more information about the Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library: contact Barbara Loomis at or call (216) 687-2475.

Upcoming Event!


Book Discussion: Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Wednesday October 14, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: RT 503

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, An Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work, written by Jeanne Marie Laskas who tells the stories about the people from all over our country who make our lives run every day. This book discussion is in collaboration with the CSU Common Reading Experience.

Discussion Leaders: Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head of Library Teaching & Learning Services, Michael Schwartz Library and Barbara Walker, Lecturer, English Department.

Questions? Call 216-875-9734 or email

Free and open to the general public - refreshments served.

Start reading now for future Friends' book discussions! See a list of selections.