Ohio has great libraries — and our community is smack in the middle of the best! The city of Cleveland is served by the Cleveland Public Library (CPL), a five-star library in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries. The Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) serves 47 suburban communities. In Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings CCPL ranked number one nationally in its population category (2010, 2009). It has been in the top ten each year of the rating back to 1999.
The Greater Access library card can be used at all Cleveland Public and Cuyahoga County Public Library locations. You can search the catalog from home, reserve and renew materials, and check your account. You also have access to many electronic services (below).
In addition to materials for borrowing, your libraries offer a rich selection of programming — from book clubs to storytimes for children to computer/Internet classes to music and lectures. Meeting rooms are available for your organization.
Branch libraries convenient to Old Brooklyn/Brooklyn Centre residents -
Brooklyn Branch 3706 Pearl Road, 216-623-6920
A Carnegie Library Building in our Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.
South Brooklyn Branch 4303 Pearl Road, 216-623-7067
Located in the heart of Old Brooklyn, this branch is in its third location, a building designed by Fred Toguchi Associates.
Fulton Branch 3545 Fulton Road, 216-623-6969
The Teare Herman firm designed this structure on the site of the former Lyceum Theater.
In addition to these full-service neighborhood branches, CPL offers convenient delivery to homebound patrons. The Bookmobile stops at Spring Hill Villa Apartments senior housing at 4330 Jennings Road. The library for the blind and physically disabled provides braille and audio materials to eligible borrowers by postage-free mail.
You don’t have to leave your home to go to the library and the library never closes! There are many services available online 24/7.
Ohio Web Library supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in our community and all of Ohio. This collection of high-quality subscription databases, most not available freely on the Web, supplies thousands of online publications and other research resources, including popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, and more. They are free to Ohioans with your Ohio public library card, name and ID from a participating Ohio college/university, or password your K-12 Ohio school library.
LearningExpress Library, a free service of Libraries Connect Ohio, provides online courses to improve learning skills from elementary through college level, GED and college prep, TOEFL and citizenship, as well as practice for occupational testing. Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information are interactive and conducted at your own pace.
The library never closes and the reference librarian never sleeps!
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