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Cleveland Public Library

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Address: 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 623 2800
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So Many Books in a Great Atmosphere

I have lived near Cleveland my entire life and had never been to the Cleveland Library downtown until recently. It was awe inspiring. Great atmosphere, fun architecture, all free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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University Heights, Ohio
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University Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have lived near Cleveland my entire life and had never been to the Cleveland Library downtown until recently. It was awe inspiring. Great atmosphere, fun architecture, all free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

from walking in the building there is so much to look at. The architecture of the building compliments the multitude of books on the shelves.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If your need research, this is one of the best libraries in the country...Sorry, but we are in Cleveland... Money to keep it going..

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cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great selection of videos/recordings and amazing collection of books and magazines all at a great price: i.e. FREE. Get your library card and don't forget on-line reservation opportunities to confirm and assure your selection is available before your visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I stopped here on our visit to Cleveland. We really enjoyed the chess display and the tiny books. There something really satisfying about all those books, too!

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Valley City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Libraries have always been a wonderful asset to any community. Not only for education or professional enrichment, but for sheer pleasure. The wealth of resources have grown far beyond the enormous collection and availability of books, but now includes the most advanced modern media. Recorded music, movies and "talking books" for the visually impaired and children, research material for students,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This library is beautiful in and of itself. I went to research my genealogy. They have microfilm of old newspapers as well as death records and death certificates easily accessible from one area of the library. Easy access parking as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is old time architecture and book choices with the new high tech mixed in with the new building next door. In the main building, even the lobby is a visual treat. Look up and see the world. Be sure to keep walking straight ahead and check out the reading room. Then off to the books upstairs, floor after floor... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I work in a branch but used to take my kids and scout troops to the main branch years before I Became a librarian. Lots of great free programs. A new Tech Central department full of all kinds of high tech gadgets. A great kids department, a large research collection, some unique treasures in the rare book collection and the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I mainly went to the Cleveland Public Library to admire the architecture. We were pleasantly surprised that there was also a tiny book and chess game exhibit. It was fun to learn about chess games from around the world. The tiny books were tiny.The architecture was very breathtaking in certain rooms. The Cleveland Public Library is made... More 

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