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About Our Library: Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library

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The heart of the University... The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University is recognized as a central part of the University's academic life. The Library maintains a collection of more than 900,000 books, journals, recordings, and other media. Its staff of professionals includes information specialists in all areas.

Cleveland State University has matured into a comprehensive research institution. It anchors the downtown community and provides not only undergraduate programs, but also a wide variety of graduate programs with their accompanying scholarly components. The Michael Schwartz Library is the heart of this research and teaching institution.

The Friends of the Michael Schwartz Library aim to assist this great library in many tangible ways. We sponsor programs of interest to students, faculty and the general public in order to bring favorable attention to the Library. We encourage bequests and gifts of books, manuscripts, money, and equipment to strengthen the library. We have worked hard to bring gifts to the library of Special Collections materials, particularly those with a strong Cleveland connection. Our growing list of Special Collections includes: