Author Cathy O’Neil to discuss how big data increases inequality and threatens democracy. Saturday, September 26
Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch will be closed Tuesday, September 29 due to the Presidential debate.


Woodland Branch street view5806 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44104
Phone: 216-623-7109
Manager: Maria Estrella


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


Woodland Branch offers free wifi and public computers with Internet access. Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available for a fee. Woodland’s meeting room seats up to 50 and may be reserved; please contact the branch for more information. Parking is free in the lot located on the east side of the building.

History & Architecture

The first building on the present site was a small Methodist chapel. At its inception, Woodland was described in the Library’s 1904 Annual Report as “a one story colonial structure of brick, with stone trimmings, in a setting of green lawn, flowers and shade trees.” The entrance opened into a wainscoted vestibule with a leaded glass partition.

In 1957, the building burned down and was rebuilt to open in 1961. The new Woodland Branch is a low-slung, modern, one-story building. The branch is 15,300 square feet houses an extensive Black World collection of both fiction and nonfiction materials.

Special Features

Through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Woodland hosts the Kids Café and the Summer Lunch Program to provide free meals to youth.