Cleveland Public Library is open for in-person browsing on February 22. West Park, Woodland, and Jefferson branches remain curbside in preparation for closures.

Don’t miss Writers & Readers this weekend, Saturday, February 27 at noon. Authors Jelani Cobb & Heather McGhee join us via Zoom to discuss policing in the 21st century. Register


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.

Upcoming Meetings Dates for Woodland

Thursday, November 12

Thursday, January 14

Thursday, March 4 (pre-bid meeting)

5806 Woodland Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44104
Phone: 216-623-7109
Manager: Maria Estrella


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.

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.