What's in the Works
Cleveland Public Library is transforming Jefferson Branch into a vibrant, fully renovated community library. Jefferson Branch will be a library of the future that respects the historical nature of the building and the neighborhood.
FACILITIES MASTER PLAN - FUTURE VISION
It is recommended that this branch be renovated to create a highly flexible space that maximizes the limited square footage available to create a viable Neighborhood Branch. A small addition on the parking lot side of the building would allow for consolidation of staff spaces and an improved entry experience from the parking lot. An addition also will also improve visibility from Professor Avenue.
What's There Now
The site is currently the 1918 library building.
FACILITIES MASTER PLAN - CURRENT STATE
This Carnegie branch has retained much of its historic character and is in fair condition after recent deferred maintenance updates. While small and in need of modernizing the simple, open layout lends itself to renovation. The geographic service area for the branch is one of the smallest in the system but it is better attended than that would indicate and its location in an active, historic neighborhood is an asset to the system. The site is small and surrounded by privately owned and occupied properties making expansion in this location unlikely.
What's Happening Next