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Cuyahoga County Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Established 1922
Location Greater Cleveland, Ohio
Branches 28
Size 2,839,767 [1]
Access and use
Circulation 19 million (FY 2009)[2]
Population served 589,000
Other information
Director Sari Feldman

Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) has 28 branches that serve 47 communities in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. It was ranked the number one public library in the United States among libraries serving populations of more than 500,000 by the Hennen's American Public Library Ratings 2010.[3] In 2009, more than 19 million items were borrowed by its 528,449 cardholders, and 7.6 million visits were made to branches.[4]

In May 2006, the Library launched a new website, which Ektron gave its MVP award as the 2006 Best Overall Site in August.[5] The site allows visitors to register online for a new library card, view their accounts and renew items, and apply for library jobs. They can also order tickets for an author series and make contributions to the library's foundation. In May 2006, Cuyahoga County Public Library became the first public library in the nation to provide cardholders with the option of having their library notices delivered via text messaging.[6]

As a member of OhioLINK, a consortium of 85 colleges and universities and the State Library of Ohio, Cuyahoga County Public Library cardholders have direct access to more than 11 million additional items. Also, the SearchOhio consortium among the libraries of Westerville and the county libraries of Cuyahoga, Mahoning, Lucas, Trumbull, Stark, Portage, and Greene allows for direct access to almost 10 million additional items.

Cuyahoga County Public Library has branches in the suburbs of Bay Village, Beachwood, Bedford (Southeast branch), Berea, Brecksville, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Chagrin Falls, Fairview Park, Garfield Heights, Gates Mills, Independence, Maple Heights, Mayfield, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Parma (Parma and Parma-Snow branches), Parma Heights, Pepper Pike, Richmond Heights, Solon, South Euclid, Strongsville, and Warrensville Heights.

Eight of the library's branches contain homework centers for use by students in grades K-10. Each center is staffed by a coordinator and tutors enrolled in the America Reads program at Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. In the 2008–2009 school year, over 12,500 homework sessions were logged. The tenth center opened January 20, 2009 at the North Olmsted branch. The centers are funded through a grant from the Cleveland Foundation.

In 2011, the Cuyahoga County Public Library undertook an extensive construction and renovation program. Several branches have either been renovated or replaced by newer facilities. In 2012, the Beachwood and Solon Branches were renovated. Warrensville Heights opened a new state of the art library. The Mayfield Heights branch was moved to a new location on SOM Center Road in Mayfield. Garfield Heights, which has one of smallest branches at 11,165 sqft and built in 1964-65, broke ground on May 7, 2012 for a newer 30,000 sqft glass and steel structure which opened on September 7, 2013. Parma will have two branches. One Parma Library will be a consolidation of two branches and the new library will be built near Parma City Hall. Parma-Snow will be expanded to the Library's administration center. Also in 2012, the Library board announced plans to move the South Euclid-Lyndhurst branch from the historic Telling Mansion, its site since 1952, to a new site on Green Road across from Notre Dame college - slated to open in 2015.

In 2003, Cuyahoga County Public Library and the Cleveland Public Library collaborated to create the Greater Access Library Card. The card allows customers of either library and the libraries in the CLEVNET network to take out books from both systems without having to carry more than one library card.

The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the CCPL system is housed in the historic William Telling mansion.

See also


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  4. ^ Cuyahoga County Public Library 2009 Annual Report
  5. ^ Ektron Recognizes Innovative Customer Websites With 2006 All-Stars Awards. 2006-08-08.
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External links

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library history
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