East Cleveland Public Library (ECPL) first opened to the public on May 29, 1916. From a contribution of land from the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. family and the generosity of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, a $35,000 grant was applied to the cost of the new building.

In 2005, the Library was renovated and expanded to include the Debra Ann November Learning Center and the Greg L. Reese Performing Arts Center. Today, ECPL is a single facility library system that continues to serve the residents of East Cleveland and beyond.

ECPL offers a range of information and recreational activities for people of all ages. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist you with your library needs.

Read: History of East Cleveland

Exterior View of the Debra Ann November Learning Center

Collections and Materials:

  • Adult fiction and nonfiction books including the latest bestsellers
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Black Heritage fiction and nonfiction materials
  • CDs
  • Children’s collections
  • DVDs
  • E-books are available through our participation in the Clevnet system
  • Icabod Flewellen Collection
  • Large print fiction and nonfiction
  • Library materials from the consortium library system
  • Local History Room contains materials about history of East Cleveland and Cleveland
  • Online research tools including access to databases and online resources to offer easier and more reliable information about topics such as auto repair, health, careers, full text magazine articles, and more.
  • Russian collection
  • Teen collections