Cleveland Public Library

Cleveland Public Library: Hours, Address, Cleveland Public Library Reviews: 4.5/5

Cleveland Public Library
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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K J
Brunswick, OH15 contributions
The People's University
May 2021
One of the greatest library collections in the country. The Main Library is a beautiful structure. The Stokes annex is easy to get around and connects to the Main building. There's also an outdoor reading garden.
Written June 23, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,367 contributions
Gorgeous Architecture
Mar 2020
This is a truly gorgeous building and worth a visit to admire the classic beaux arts architecture. Gorgeous reading rooms. And I had great success using it when I was a student way back when.
Written December 11, 2020
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Mrsgb2b
Ohio41 contributions
must see
Jan 2020
must visit when they have exhibits going on but also when they don't it's a nice visit whether your're reading or not
Written February 19, 2020
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Keenomanjaro
Croydon, UK180 contributions
Good views of the city from the 10th floor
Aug 2019
We initially visited this library to take advantage of the free views from the 10th floor, which were pretty good, looking out across the city to Lake Erie, with a few interpretive screens to help you pick out key landmarks. However, on our way back down, we crossed into the older part of the building and discovered an architectural gem, full of grand rooms with impressive ceilings and elaborate windows. A very pleasant, if unexpected, addition to our Cleveland itinerary.
Written January 6, 2020
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Pathfinder822758
10 contributions
Cleveland Public Library
Nov 2019 • Solo
Went there to work on family research.Parking is a major problem. I drove around several times and ended up paying in an expensive lot near public square. Otherwise it was a great experience. Beautiful building and very helpful staff. Plan to return many times but will use the rapid transit which is a short walk away to the library.
Written November 29, 2019
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Brenda
2 contributions
Worth a look!
Oct 2019
Wish we'd had more time here to explore. It's way more than just a library. Murals, architecture, great views, etc. We didn't have time for the full tour but the short one we got was really interesting, very knowledgeable tour guide. Great stop!
Written November 25, 2019
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rileypickles
Strongsville, OH278 contributions
Beautiful. Historic
Sep 2019
Not only do they have a great selection : The architectural is amazing. Use. To go there on lunch hour always something
New that I hadn’t rememberd
Written November 6, 2019
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kathy y
cleveland OH46 contributions
Be Dazzled by Books lots & Lots! The basement was the coolest!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Don't go in any other basement! This place has new things to do & 3D Art you can make for yourself. Its fun to takes & Yep old people too! Enjoy a good book & take the elevators they to are neat!
Written November 2, 2019
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traintripper2013
Brooklyn, NY12 contributions
Soaring ceilings and knowledgeable staff
Oct 2019 • Solo
The Cleveland Public Library was a revelation.
Staffed with kind, smart librarians, packed with useful reference materials, and a beautiful gallery with treasures collected by an early patron, this site should not be missed. The architectural details alone are worth a visit.
Written October 25, 2019
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Vicky B
5 contributions
worth a stop
Sep 2019
Because I am a book nerd and library geek, I pay a visit to the local public library everywhere I go. The Cleveland Public Library has some unique collections including some unusual chess sets. It also has a huge foreign language section. The new wing literally adds a whole new dimension to the older historical building and is connected via a subterranean passageway. When I visited on a Saturday afternoon, several wedding parties were taking pictures in the historical part of the library because it just a beautiful public space.
Written October 10, 2019
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