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

325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 623 2800
Website
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #17 of 84 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2014
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    10
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

it's very large and has beautiful carved ceilings. There was an interesting old movie poster display and a WWI airplane paintings display. There's a permanent display of many chess sets and some other antiques.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Independence, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Since I was a young girl, the downtown Cleveland Public Library always held a special place in my heart. My mother told me stories about the library, where she had worked for several years after high school. During my college years, it was the go-to place for writing papers. With time, I gained a new appreciation for the library. It's... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westlake, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are looking for something free and cool to do go visit the library. Even if you don't need to check out a book it is something to see. The chess collection is so interesting and the architecture and hanging artwork is stunning. I am local but have taken my kids there just to tour the building and take... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucestershire, England
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
11 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

One of our party had a particular interest in the public library and had it not been for that, we would have missed seeing this gem of a building which contains some real treasures. In common with many public libraries in the USA, there is a rich collection of art which is accessible to all. Librarians and other staff were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Gates Mills, Ohio
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not only does this building have everything under the sun to read, but it also offers visitors lunchtime lectures and special exhibits. I find the architecture of this building fascinating, especially the murals. This is a great place to spend a few hours any time of the year. I like to go to the Cleveland Public Library on a hot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

…..of grants available to people all over the world. Drenched in nostalgia and history. Well worth any walk through. Anyone not appreciating books will after visiting this site.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cleveland library is a great place to go and look at books. The architecture is also amazing. You could spend hours there at a time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Such a beautiful building, and like others have said, hardly anyone is ever around. We love to stop by when we are in public square just to look at the beautiful architecture. It's worth a stop if you're in the area just to look around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I was here for an art display. Combined with live music, the Cleveland Public Library turned this Saturday into a Satisfyday! I even met up with one of our US Senators and strolled the streets of Cleveland with him and his wife after the show!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cleveland OH
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The downtown branch of the Cleveland Public Library is housed in two connected buildings, surrounding a small but fun/whimsical reading garden with sculptures. The old building is a fabulous space. The Special Collections Room is great.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cleveland Public Library also viewed

 

Been to Cleveland Public Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Cleveland Public Library?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing