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Cleveland Public Library

Address: 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 623 2800
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Ranked #12 of 73 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Drexel Hill, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The facilities are amazing; there's a self-guided tour booklet available. I'm jealous of the range of library services available to Cleveland residents, even though I have a great library system at home! The gift shop sells withdrawn materials as well as greeting cards and gift items; as a tourist I used them to buy a few books for travel reading... More 

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Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Cleveland is known to have one of the better library systems in the United States. This building is huge and beautiful, and well worth seeing if you are in downtown Cleveland.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Historical and beautiful. The staff are very happy to give some history and pointers to allow you to discover on your own. You have to see it to believe the amount of historical information in one building. A must see in Cleveland.

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Westlake, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Cleveland Public Library downtown is beautiful. A must see. The staff are friendly, helpful and the architecture is definitely worth seeing. Do it.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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.

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Independence, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

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Westlake, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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Gloucestershire, England
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15 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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 

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

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