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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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Amazing building

When I saw this place I thought "they really don't make buildings like this anymore, it was build to last." It is a beautiful place with artistic ceilings and columns and lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful building. Worth a stop for architectural lovers. Strangely sparse on actual books though so I was rather disappointed in that respect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

When I saw this place I thought "they really don't make buildings like this anymore, it was build to last." It is a beautiful place with artistic ceilings and columns and lots of marble. Seems like a great place to study and they have a great collection of materials to borrow.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The best kept secret in the City of Cleveland!! The library is a calming yet lively pulse that supplies a countless amount of resources to its patrons.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Cleveland has a great Public Library-- one side seems more classic in design and architecture and the other more modern. Besides tons of books and materials, on the modern side, they've got a tech lab that includes a 3-D Printer, a laser cutter printer (I might be wrong on what I call it, it was just pretty cool), and a... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We recently visited the downtown public library on Superior near 6th as part of our self-guided walking tour of Cleveland. The library is comprised of a wonderful older building (circa 1925) that is connected underground to a second building (circa 1997) of contemporary design. The street level space in between the two buildings is a small and peaceful reading garden... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

it is a joy to live here and have access to this place. From the architecture to the sweeping staircases in the main building, it is a beauty. add in the access to million (?) of print materials as well as the digital ones, it is a joy. the Eastman garden between the two buildings is an oasis of peace... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

the library is super pretty. there are four levels accessible to the public. i spent two hours in the library just looking at their immense collection of books

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We happened to meander up to the Special Collections room and enjoyed the Lewis Carrol special event. We saw many Alice in Wonderland copies in various languages. The librarian brought out a facsimile of the Book of Kells. She even showed us a mug shot of former mobster Danny Green. Very interesting. We will return to see more.

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Fairview Park, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The old building is a classic well maintained with lots of marble. The new one a modern tower. Great collections of foreing films and books. Staff is there for you. Lectures in the basement with writers and commentators are a very nice deal. ALL is FREE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There are sooo many things I love about the Cleveland Public Library system, it's hard to mention all in one review---But I will try, :0). Whether you are doing research, borrowing DVDs for the weekend, or learning a new language--its all here at the CPL!! I like to go bring my laptop and headphones and just listen to music while... More 

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