South Brooklyn

4303 Pearl Road
Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone: 216-623-7067
Email: South.Brooklyn.Branch@cpl.org
Manager: Crystal Tancak

Hours

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

About

South Brooklyn offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. Parking is free.

History & Architecture

Originally located on the corner of Pearl and Devonshire, the first site for the South Brooklyn Branch was built with Carnegie funds and belonged to the independent South Brooklyn Village. When the village annexed to Cleveland, the building was turned over to the Cleveland Library Board. In 1936, a former bank building was bought, remodeled, and expanded to house the branch.

In 1979, Cleveland Public Library opened a new 10,200-square-foot building designed by Fred Toguchi Associates. The architect used the natural contours of the site to define the interior areas with gradual floor level variations. The interior areas were designed to be intimate in scale and lit by skylights. Exposed, painted mechanical ductwork was considered a modern design element.

Special Features

  • A 1980 sculpture by Carl Floyd, which consists of two sandstone arcs standing approximately ten feet tall, is located on the north side of the building on the corner of Pearl and State Roads.
  • South Brooklyn offers a Kids Café in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide free meals for children.

Events

  • Jewelry and Magnet Making

    Online Event presented by South Brooklyn
    Tuesday, February 07 | 3:30 pm

    Create glass pendant necklaces, beaded bracelets, and globe magnets.

  • Maker Days

    Online Event presented by South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, February 08 | 3:30 pm

    Design, build, make STEAM projects from sticker design to simple circuitry.

  • Gamers Guild: Tabletop Gaming

    Online Event presented by South Brooklyn
    Thursday, February 09 | 3:30 pm

    Join fellow gamers for tabletop gaming from classic board games to Dungeons and Dragons.

  • Maker Days

    Online Event presented by South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, February 15 | 3:30 pm

    Design, build, make STEAM projects from sticker design to simple circuitry.

  • Anime and Manga Club

    Online Event presented by South Brooklyn
    Friday, February 17 | 3:30 pm

    Meet other fans of anime and manga for book discussions and screenings of popular anime.

  • littleBits™ electronic kit Open Play

    South Brooklyn
    Wednesday, February 22 | 3:30 pm

    Learn what littleBits™ are and how to use them to create exciting and unique electronic circuits. Create sound machines, robots, switches, dancing lights, and more. Drop in for 5 minutes, or stay for the entire session.

  • Gamers Guild: Video Game Day

    Online Event presented by South Brooklyn
    Thursday, February 23 | 3:30 pm

    Join fellow gamers for casual gaming on multiple platforms.