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Creating community through literacy

East Cleveland Public Library is one of America’s 5-Star Libraries for 2021! Read the story.


Greetings East Cleveland community and library patrons,

With another surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, the East Cleveland Public Library is taking steps to ensure that we can continue to operate safely and with sufficient staffing. This requires the library’s executive management team to continue to monitor trends and adjust library operations accordingly during the Winter months ahead. During these unprecedented times, we ask for your patience and support as we modify library operations for the safety of our community and library staff. Please continue to check for any updates on our website at or call 216-541-4128.

Zakee A. Rashid
Board President
East Cleveland Public Library


Make a one-time or monthly donation to East Cleveland Public Library. Thanks for your support! View the 2020 Year in Review

Virtual Performance Sundays!

East Cleveland Public Library’s former director Greg L. Reese received the Jazz Legend award this year from Tri-C JazzFest!

Miss our Sunday afternoon concerts? Each month we will feature a performance from the past that you won’t want to miss, featuring the best musicians and artists from the Cleveland area!


Facilities & Services

We celebrate the arts and honor African American history and culture.

Computer Lab & Career Center

ECPL’s state-of-the-art Computer Lab is open for adults to take a new class, work on projects, or for Internet browsing pleasure.

Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Ctr.

With a seating capacity of 248, the Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Center houses monthly concerts and other free events!

Black History Collection

ECPL has one of the largest black history collections in the region! Browse our stacks and be sure to check out the Icabod Flewellen collection.


Programs for all ages – PreK through senior adult – free of charge! Check to see what classes are upcoming.

Digital Resources

Learn in-demand job skills withe or take advantage of these sources for digital MUSIC, MOVIES, eBOOKS, and more!


Research Databases

Hoopla Digital

Tumble Books