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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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Fantastic downtown stop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mholis
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Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Brecksville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking by and decided to drop in. So glad we did. Shakespeare First Folio on display. Special Collection room is lovely. Bill was so helpful at the information booth and walked us up to the folio and taught us a a lot. Chess boards and books. As well as being a great library for the citizens of Cleveland. So glad... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fourth floor of the library downtown has a huge selection of books and media in languages other than English. It is a great resource for those learning a foreign language, and for native speakers of other languages. I love the huge selection they have in French and Spanish.

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Dover, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in April and it was primarily so I could see the archecture. I never imagined we would find an unbelievable children's library, hear a woodwind trio or see Macbeth's chair.. FREE. This an absolute MUST VISIT FOR ALL.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Award-winning library only gets better in the summer with the outdoor reading garden and the sculpture within.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need to check out a book...just to walk around & look at the stunning architecture it worth the trip inside. Marble staircases, ornate wooden doors, newspapers from around the world, & books that you'd have to go to the Library of Congress to view, you can spend a few minutes to all day. The staff is incredible &... More 

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