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Cleveland Public Library

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Address: 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114-1271
Phone Number: 216 623 2800
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Vast and beautiful

Saw the genealogy department and so much more. A stunning venue with endless rooms. The people working there were very helpful and indulged all of our questions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw the genealogy department and so much more. A stunning venue with endless rooms. The people working there were very helpful and indulged all of our questions.

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cleveland Public Library Building downtown was built at a time when Cleveland was one of the richest and most prosperous cities in America, and it shows. At one time it was the largest collection in the country outside of the Library of Congress and New York, and that may still be true. The main building is an architectural treasure.... More 

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Thank ElaineAndGreg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is it a beautiful building with a great garden attached to sit and read in an oasis of the busy downtown but the collection is first rate!!!

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Thank Rugbydox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered in and were greeted immediately by a library staffer named Bill who went out of his way to show us around and share helpful tips about Cleveland. Great building, free exhibits.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I had a blast in the Makerspace. We actually made a wooden sign with the laser printer! Phenomenal! Can't wait to go back and try my hand with more ideas. Call to make a reservation for the computer! What a gem. Great help staff!

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem of a library. Not only is the architecture and interior amazing but they will happily bring out special collections for you to view and regularly have art exhibits and installations on site. A wonderful asset!

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Thank mholis
Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to a book sale and got a GIANT travel bag for $6! A whole new library of my own with every subject and DVDs.

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Thank Mary C
McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is a blend of the old historical building and the new building and the Eastman Reading Garden sits between the two. The reading garden is a great place to have lunch or take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet. Cracking Art adorns the library and reading garden. There are several colorful creatures on display.

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Thank Tenishea T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

As a native Clevelander, I couldn't wait to bring my Seattle family to visit the library, the world's bestest, loveliest, sweetest library ever. We so enjoyed ourselves, and loved the Eastman Reading Garden and adorable public art sprinkled throughout.

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Thank Robin L
Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Rainey day? Spend a day at the Cleveland Library! The building is beautiful. There are often free lectures. If you are visiting~beautiful on both the inside and out!

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