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Cleveland Public Library

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Address: 325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
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The Old Cleveland Public Library is beautiful inside and out. We were fortunate enough to view the Shakespeare exhibit, including costumes worn in local plays. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Old Cleveland Public Library is beautiful inside and out. We were fortunate enough to view the Shakespeare exhibit, including costumes worn in local plays. Very interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice building if you like to view old buildings, huge. Just roam around and take in the details. If you stay downtown it's a short walk.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I think that many people don't take advantage of what the library offers. The interior is amazing as it is. There is a museum inside, and the library has a very diverse collection of book on any topic and in any language.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

WOW ~ what a gorgeous building! Was built in the 1800's for use as a public library and has always been public library. Lots of interesting art in and around the building. Great courtyard area between two main library buildings. They had an awesome Shakespeare exhibit when I was there. Could have spent quite a bit more time just perusing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Walking around Cleveland, we happened to pass by the public library and poked our heads in just to take a peak. Over the course of the next hour or so, we were entertained by the knowledge, wisdom and kindness by William Spencer, MLIS, who was working at the front desk. His knowledge, enthusiasm and love of the Library while giving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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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