In 2017, Cleveland voters approved a levy for more funding for the Cleveland Public Library. As our promise to the community, the Library is using that money to rebuild, renovate and reimagine the spaces at each of its branches. Help us take this next step in the design process to be collaborative to achieve optimal results.
Cleveland Public Library is moving to the next chapter of the Facilities Master Plan.
5806 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44104
Manager: Maria Estrella
PICK UP SERVICES ONLY
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday & 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.
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.