6901 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103

Phone: 216-623-6906
Manager: Tamara Means


Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Located in the Hough-Ward 7 neighborhood, Addison Branch serves an ethnically diverse population in Cleveland. Addison offers free wifi, 20 public computers with Internet access, and a cellphone charging station. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. A meeting room seats up to 50 patrons and may be reserved in advance. This branch also features a free parking lot and an outdoor courtyard with benches and a patio.

History & Architecture

Erected in 1989, Addison Branch measures 7,500 square feet. This one-story contemporary building of brick and steel was designed by Cleveland architect Stephen J. Bucchieri, who also designed the Cleveland Museum of Art’s indoor garden and Cambridge University’s medieval bookshelves. Bucchieri burned manganese ironspot brick for Addison’s exterior walls. The branch’s interior features a barrel-vaulted ceiling and clerestory windows that provide natural light. The glass brick front window is shaped as a stylized Egyptian cross. While the exterior of the building is a nod to Cleveland’s industrial heritage, the interior reflects the cultural tradition of Cleveland and the traditional library.”

Special Features

  • Addison partners with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide a year-round after-school lunch program.
  • As a Cleveland Seed Bank Library, Addison offers free fruit, vegetable, flower, and herb seeds to patrons.
  • As part of the Library’s District 5: The Arts District, Addison strives to host, celebrate, and showcase its local art, authors, music, and film.

Upcoming Events