Doing Business with Cleveland Public Library

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Policy was developed to ensure that local residents served by the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) have the opportunity to take full advantage of contracting opportunities in a highly competitive market. This policy will help provide a structure that allows diverse businesses to successfully navigate the contracting opportunities and lead to greater workforce diversification on library projects.

The end goal is to create a level of involvement in CPL projects that mirrors the makeup and diversity of the Cleveland region and that includes the involvement of local businesses in the creation of new public facilities for their communities and neighborhoods.

CPL believes that historically underutilized businesses and the people served by the library should share in the prosperity generated by the projects and be a part of the engine for economic development.


The Cleveland Public Library embraces and supports the diversity of our workforce as well as our community to include differences in race, ethnicity, language, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, military status, physical or mental ability or disability.

Current Bid Opportunities

Cleveland Public Library will post all available procurement/contract opportunities in this space.

Our procurement/contract opportunities are also listed on the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) Marketplace.

Cooperative Purchasing Programs

Cleveland Public Library participates in several cooperative purchasing programs/consortiums to obtain volume discounts.

When submitting quotes, bids, or proposals to the Library, please indicate which, if any of the participating programs your business belongs to and what discounted prices/contracts are available through your company.




In 2017, Cleveland voters approved a levy for more funding for the Cleveland Public Library. As our promise to the community, the Library is using that money to rebuild, renovate and reimagine the spaces at each of its branches. Help us take this next step in the design process to be collaborative to achieve optimal results.


Cleveland Public Library is “The People’s University,” the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community. Our 27 neighborhood libraries and the Main Library complex in downtown Cleveland serve as integral gathering places for our community and offer free, open, and equal access to information, resources, programs, and services designed to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and our community. 

The Library creates and offers thousands of free, high-quality programs throughout the year to meet a wide range of community needs including building skills and knowledge, nurturing inquiring minds of all ages, encouraging interactive engagement in the arts, sparking civic conversations, and allowing communities to come together around shared interests.  

Would you like to offer your program or presentation at the Cleveland Public Library​?   We welcome proposals and suggestions from individual or group presenters and community organizations. 

Please take a moment to review the following information before you submit:

Programs are selected for their quality, the expertise and experience of presenters/performers, overall fit with Cleveland Public Library’s strategic priorities, and community needs. Priorities will change depending on seasonal and other factors. Schedules are determined a minimum of 9 to 12 months in advance.

Please note that program proposals will not be accepted by phone or by email.

Due to the volume of proposals received, we regret that we can respond only to proposals that meet a current need and fit Cleveland Public Library’s strategic priorities.


Dr. Sadie M. Winlock

Chief Equity, Education & Engagement Officer

Cleveland Public Library’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy

Phone: (216) 623-2882

Carol Hubler, SPSM

Procurement & Contract Coordinator

Call or email me with questions about:

  • RFPs & the bidding process
  • Purchase orders
  • Current contracts

Phone: (216) 623-2843

Angelina Bueno

Accounting Supervisor

Call or email me with questions about invoice status or vendor payments.

Phone: (216) 623-2882