Cleveland Digital Public Library

Cleveland Digital Public Library (logo)

Main Library, 3rd Floor
325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
clevdpl@cpl.org
Phone: 216-623-2813
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10am-6pm

About the Department

We want to help you and the organizations you are part of to tell stories through digitization. To do that, the Cleveland Digital Public Library (ClevDPL) offers individuals, institutions, and families help with digitizing and preserving and showing-off their collections. The idea is to help you keep and share the history of Cleveland, North East Ohio, and beyond.

Digital Hub

You can come to our Digital Hub to use our scanners at ClevDPL anytime during regular library hours. Capture and share scans of your pictures, documents, and prints with family and friends. You can come and work with a librarian to use our special high resolution scanning equipment Tuesday and Thursday from 12-6 or by appointment. We can help you with projects that might need more scanning power on these days.

Learning Commons

Bring your classes and off-sites to ClevDPL. For yourself or your organization, reserve collaborative work seating areas with teaching walls, wireless Internet access and power, and a SmartBoard.

We have programs. You might learn a bit about how to preserve your family treasures, or you could come to see talks led by local students who made digital collections, or you could learn about the lives of people like you from Cleveland. [check our calendar for programs]

The Digital Gallery

Go online and discover library collections online. Or come downtown anytime and learn from our staff about the Digital Gallery; they can tell you about the connection between the Digital Gallery and our city and region.

Touch Wall

Learn about local history and experience the Digital Gallery at the library through our touch wall. Attend one of our Faces of Cleveland series of programs available at Main Library and throughout our branches.

Exhibitions

See on display the original objects that have been digitized for the Digital Gallery. Learn about how these objects are significant through augmented reality.

Preservation Lab

Come to workshops on how to preserve your organizational collections or your family treasures. Learn from our archival and preservation staff about ongoing projects at the library. View our technicians and librarians at work on materials. Consult with our technicians and librarians on how to care for your collections.