Rockport

Changes to Parking

During construction, patrons can park at Christ Lutheran Church, 13812 Bellaire Road. Parking at the Birchwood School is not permitted and violators may be towed.

Campus Hours

Monday – Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED


About

Rockport Branch serves the Bellaire-Puritas area of the west side of Cleveland and is one of the busiest branches in the Cleveland Public Library system. This branch offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. A meeting room is available and may be reserved; please contact the branch for details. Free parking is available.

History & Architecture

Rockport opened in 1964 and features 9,200 square feet. The building was designed by the architects Hargett-Hoag Associates. The branch is composed of brick and stone with a steel structure. A large picture window dominates the front façade.

Best Buy Teen Tech Center

The Rockport Branch is the site of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, an interactive, state-of-the-art learning center for teenagers. Cleveland Public Library was awarded a grant for this special project in 2017, and the Teen Tech Center opened in fall 2018. This new center complements the Library’s ongoing work with digital literacy, hands-on learning, STEM education, and civic engagement.

Events

  • Black Superhero Day

    Rockport
    Tuesday, February 07 | 3 pm

    In honor of Black History Month, join us for an afternoon of games and activities as we celebrate the history of black superheroes.

  • Blender Scavenger Hunt

    Rockport
    Tuesday, February 07 | 4 pm

    Learn basic navigation and menus in Blender 3D design and modeling software.  Complete the scavenger hunt for a prize from the prize box.

  • Digital Library Resources

    Online Event presented by Rockport
    Wednesday, February 08 | 1 pm

    If you find navigating the cpl website intimidating, join us for a class on the FREE resources available at your library as such as:

    • Overdrive (ebooks and e-media)
    • Libby(ebooks and audiobooks)
    • Kanopy (streaming flims)
    • and free online courses (Digital Learn, Gale Courses, Rosetta Stone, LinkedIn Learning, and more) 

    Learn how to access valuable resources wherever you are. 

  • Simple STEM!

    Rockport
    Thursday, February 09 | 4:30 pm

    Join us each Thursday for a simple STEM activity and build your STEMabilities!

  • Robotic Winter Olympics

    Rockport
    Friday, February 10 | 4 pm

    Winter Olympics for Sphero and iRoot Robots.  Win medals, compete for prizes, break up the winter doldrums!

    Children under 10 must be accompanied by an older sibling or adult.  

  • Stich and Flicks

    Rockport
    Saturday, February 11 | 3 pm

    Knit, crochet, or loom knit while watching a movie.  

  • Simple STEM!

    Rockport
    Thursday, February 16 | 4:30 pm

    Join us each Thursday for a simple STEM activity and build your STEMabilities!

  • Robotic Winter Olympics

    Rockport
    Friday, February 17 | 4 pm

    Winter Olympics for Sphero and iRoot Robots.  Win medals, compete for prizes, break up the winter doldrums!

    Children under 10 must be accompanied by an older sibling or adult.  

  • Simple STEM!

    Rockport
    Thursday, February 23 | 4:30 pm

    Join us each Thursday for a simple STEM activity and build your STEMabilities!