South Brooklyn

south_brooklyn4303 Pearl Road
Cleveland, OH 44109
Phone: 216.623.7067
Fax: 216.623.7069


Monday 10:00-7:00
Tuesday 10:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-6:00
Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 10:00-6:00
Saturday 10:00-6:00
Sunday Closed

Manager: Luigi Russo

Branch History
Originally located on the corner of Pearl and Devonshire, the first site for the 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.

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

Special Features
On the north side of the building on the corner of Pearl and State roads stands a sculpture by Carl Floyd, 1980: Two sandstone arcs, approximately 10 feet tall.