Library & Archives


The Library & Archives is open to visitors by appointment only. Appointments to browse the Reading Room must be made at least 24 hours in advance. All other archival appointments will only be scheduled after a reference interview with a Library & Archives staff member, so please contact us through the methods below as early as possible before your proposed visit. Class visits require at least 2 weeks notice. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
(216) 515-1956

Holiday Closures:
December 25-26, 2020
January 18, 2021
February 15, 2021
May 31, 2021
July 5, 2021
September 6, 2021
November 25-26, 2021

Location and Parking

The Library & Archives is at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th Street, in a shared building with the Gill & Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approximately two miles southeast of the Museum.

Metered parking spaces are available on the street in front of the building or around the block. From there, walk in the building’s main entrance, enter the lobby, and the entrance to the Library & Archives will be immediately on the right. There is also free visitor parking in Lot 5, the parking garage under our building. Park anywhere but the spaces marked for Rock Hall staff. From the garage, enter the building's back entrance (look for the colorful mural), take the elevator on the left to the first floor, enter the lobby, and look for the entrance to the Library & Archives on the left. Use the intercom to the right of the double doors to announce yourself.

Select for a map of the Tri-C Metro Campus.

Where to Stay

For those of you coming to do research from out of town, the Rock Hall has compiled a list of Official Preferred Hotels. Ranging from moderately priced to luxurious, the Preferred Hotels have created unique packages to include special pricing, Rock Hall tickets, and additional value-added amenities. These exclusive packages are not available anywhere else. Availability of rooms may be limited.

Where to Eat

Please note there are few restaurants within walking distance of the Library and Archives. Use this list of nearby restaurants to help plan your day of research.

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2809 Woodland Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44115 | 216.515.1956 |