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3d project of  Cleveland Public Library - Woodland Branch

Cleveland Public Library - Woodland Campus

Project location

5906 Woodland Avenue

Project phase


What's in the Works

Cleveland Public Library is transforming the existing Woodland Branch and adjacent land into a vibrant new community campus. The proposed Woodland Campus will be comprised of a central distribution facility, serving all 27 Cleveland Public Library branches, a new Woodland Branch, and a new central community plaza featuring outdoor classroom and performance space.


It is recommended that the Woodland site be expanded to encompass the surrounding vacant properties and be used as a new central distribution and service hub for the library system. This would include building a new storage and distribution facility and updating maintenance facilities as well as a major renovation of the existing branch library. The library renovation would include significant exterior work to improve visibility and possible expansion to the south or into the basement with the addition of an elevator. This project would support the entire system and provide a highly visible presence for the library as a Community Hub.

What's There Now

The site is currently the Woodland Branch, parking, and vacant parcels.


This branch and support facilities do not take advantage of the visibility and access afforded by its location on a heavily trafficked road near the city center. The large complex is fronted by the nondescript library building that offers little visibility in from the street. The branch is well used in spite of being surrounded by derelict properties without other similar institutions in the area. There is opportunity to expand the site with a large number of adjacent landbank or otherwise vacant properties.

What's Happening Next

The project is completed. Please check the timeline for upcoming events. We invite you to Subscribe for email updates and add your feedback or ask questions in our comment section. We will continue to update this page if any addition information about the building project becomes available. At Cleveland Public Library, Our Future is Building. For more information on all projects, click here

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Public Benefits

Library Services

Cleveland Public Library is The People’s University, the center of learning for a diverse and inclusive community.


Cleveland Public Library is working with Greater Cleveland RTA to explore opportunities to enhance existing public transportation connections to and from the site.

Pedestrian Streetscape

Cleveland Public Library's Woodland Campus will be accessible from several points to improve the pedestrian experience.


Cleveland Public Library's Woodland Branch will be designed using sustainable practices.


Cleveland Public Library is working to ensure that all our libraries are easily accessed. Bikers, drivers, walkers and riders will all experience a welcoming approach to their library branch.

Public Plaza

The proposed project will create a large, tree-filled green space with outdoor classroom and performance space to support public health and education.


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