Taking Photos at the Library

Commemorate Your Special Occasion at the Cleveland Public Library

Once-in-a-lifetime events such as engagements, weddings, or graduations deserve equally exceptional photographs. The Cleveland Public Library’s Main Library complex in the heart of downtown Cleveland provides a variety of spectacular settings for your special photos:

  • elegant Neo-Classical architecture
  • exciting modern spaces
  • sweeping marble staircases
  • cozy reading rooms
  • beautiful Eastman Reading Garden
  • playful sculptures
  • serene cascading waterfall

Photography sessions may be scheduled during regular library hours of 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All sessions must be completed by 5:45 p.m.

Exclusive reservations are neither provided nor implied. Multiple groups may be taking photos in the library at the same time. Thank you for your patience.

Your donation of $50 (or more) helps the Cleveland Public Library continue to be the place where everyone can dream, create and grow. Please make a secure online donation. Thank you.

Use the online form below to request the use of the Main Library and/or Eastman Reading Garden for your photo shoot.

A $100.00 fee may be applied for any of the following:

  • Photography that will require the intervention of Cleveland Public Library staff from the Safety and Protective Services or Property Management.
  • Usage of electrical outlets for any devices or equipment.
  • Staging that would interrupt the use of the library for the general public.
  • Moving library furniture or equipment.

Questions? Contact Outreach and Programming Services at 216-623-2921 or OPS@cpl.org for more information.

  • The Library is open Monday - Saturday.
  • The Library is open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.