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Cleveland Public Library

325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
216 623 2800
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Ranked #16 of 83 Attractions in Cleveland
Type: Libraries
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2012
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My favorite thing about the library in downtown Cleveland is the Reading Garden that connects the old building to the newer building. The Reading Garden is an outdoor courtyard accessible from Superior & Rockwell. There's plenty of seating, & a little 'waterfall'. You MUST check out the older library building - it's beautiful inside.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This institution has an old built to last buidling joined with a more modern addition. The huge facility has a good selection of periodicals and computers to use...which is good to know for the visitor to Cleveland who may choose an indoor period of time during bad weather.

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Mena. AR
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

I spent a lot of my career in publishing and CPL was one of the best customers for the scholarly materials we produced. This is a top library, recognized all over the world, and one of the ten best in the USA with all kinds of book collections, up-to-date searching tools and rare books, as well.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The older building is truly an architectural gem. More like a palace than a library. Just about every category and book is found here. I go there often for school and just to walk around.

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Parma, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Great videos and books to borrow. Seniors don't get overdue fines. Thank you. Use of computers, but wish the time could be longer. Quick response on items ordered. Librarians are always so helpful.

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Rocky River, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Its size is impressive. Just a great place to explore and the building is so eloquent.

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Lakewood, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Love the number of books and publications and CDs/DVDs they have. Service is great too. They allow you to extend the deadline online if they is no waiting. Search tool on the website is little cumbersome but this is definitely worth the knowledge or entertainment that you will get. We use Lakewood library for our regular needs but invariable find... More

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hinckley ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

very old--beautiful library to explore--grand staircase --gorgeous architecture

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Lyndhurst, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

Beautiful building with murals. For those who love books and still remember what a thrill it is to read!

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