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Cleveland Public Library

Address: 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone Number: 216 623 2800
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Ranked #9 of 74 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My grandma has never had a library card. she is 99 years old. I took her down town and she received her first ever card. took 8 books out and was so happy. Now every three weeks we have to go back and get new books.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I love this building. I did go to use the library once but mainly I just wanted to walk around and look. Another great Cleveland building!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

An extensive collection with availability from one branch to another. They will order it to your branch for convenient pickup. Great discussion groups. Always something going on so check the events calendar. Easy check out and on-line renewal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

It's a beautiful library, amazing architecture and a mammoth collection. I recommend visiting it while in Cleveland. Go get lost in an isle of books.

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monterey, california
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Well maintained and striking library with an impressive architecture. Gives a feeling of an old palace with impressive halls and huge staircases. Seemed to have a great collection of books as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

okay we had time to kill between the wedding ceremony and the reception so my kids, ages 11 & 13 wanted to visit the library. Very large; great architecture and terrific view of Lake Erie from the children's section! was a fun detour for an hour or so.

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Clearwater Fl
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97 reviews 97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

WOw, this place is huge! I wasn't looking for anything in particular so I cant' speak of their selection but the variety is overwhelming. Two city blocks of everything one could possibly need. The architecture on the original building was very nice to look at from my 8th floor hotel window but was more impressive in person..quite a contract to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

but most of quality is downtown, hard to get to when this is it, lots of noise, and torn up books, library does not police patrons, otherwise they have what you look for, some books missing, not allowed, censorship

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Seven Hills
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Cleveland has a huge and very unique downtown branch. The building alone is worth the visit. The architecture is similiar to old churches.

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Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I am not a fan of the new modern part of the Library, but I still visit the old. I love the smell of the books and the quiet and private atmosphere of the "old" Library.

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