We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cleveland Public Library

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 623 2800
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 111 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 85
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
The great arts

They have great arts and books. Plus they have movie and video section of it's own. also they have plenty of computers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have great arts and books. Plus they have movie and video section of it's own. also they have plenty of computers.

Thank Lauraneedtowinsome
Level Contributor
106 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was rather warm in January. The heat was on full blast. I went to see the architect and to enjoy the view from the upper floors. It was nice. I did go to the 3D printer room. That is amazing. Great place to learn.

Thank PGPioneers
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I was expecting a beautiful building with rows and rows of books. Not so beautiful and small little rooms of books. Free though!

Thank camperinvestigator
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
243 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I love old architectures and this is one of them. I think this is one of the most visited place in Cleveland by the locals who enjoy studies and reading.

Thank Knight298570
Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My spouse and I are both librarians with a habit of visiting libraries. The excellent rating is the result of our visit to the special collections area on the third floor. Two friendly librarians greeted us and filled us in on the history of special collections and the current state of the library. The two exhibits were a permanent one... More 

2 Thank Robert H
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
1,349 reviews
1,034 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

this is a place worth checking out.. old and historic, this building is a lovely place to explore. i really lied the place

Thank jlantern3
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Check out the small, playful art figures inside the garden, and outside the garden gate and even at the curb!

Thank rich20years
Macomb, Michigan
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

How do you call a library a tourist attraction? Easily with this one! It was about 4:30 pm on a Saturday and we were nearby and decided to stop in. The second is just filled with books. You can walk a full circle. It is really nice. The 3rd floor has a John Griswold section and then the room has... More 

1 Thank poukala
Chesterfield, MO
Level Contributor
290 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Most tourists don’t go into libraries, but this one is worth it. The Walker and Weeks main building opened in 1925 and did not have closed stacks. It consists of reading rooms surrounded by two story open stacks of books. The building has been beautifully renovated and all the rooms look great. The third floor has the Special Collections which... More 

2 Thank jjctraveler
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

When walking around downtown Cleveland, this is a must see. The main library is a classic and the reading room must be experienced. The lights alone are worth the trip and the ceiling is a treasure. Walking the steps feels like a step back in history. There is the miniature exhibit as well as the chess sets that must be... More 

1 Thank lisathomas199

Travelers who viewed Cleveland Public Library also viewed


Been to Cleveland Public Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cleveland Public Library and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
North Olmsted Ohio
28 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cleveland Public Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?