Lakewood Public Library
Main Library Tour


1st Floor

  1. The library was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, an internationally recognized leader in public library design.  
  2. North & South Lobby Galleries - Displayed are winners of a photography competition for Lakewood residents with the theme “Lakewood, the life, icons and times.”
  3. New Books & Magazines - Our newest Non-fiction, Fiction, Mysteries, Science Fiction and Paperback collections. This room also has our current Magazines.
  4. Circulation desk - Check out, return materials, and pick up holds at this desk.
  5. Wi-Fi Internet Access - Free wireless Internet access is available.
  6. Community Room - Copiers, RTA bus schedules, community flyers, etc.
  7. Children’s and Youth Services Area

2nd Floor

Take elevators or the stairs to second floor.

  1. Reference Room & Service Desk - All of our reference books, including our legal reference, business reference and local history. Photocopiers and coin changer are available.
  2. Audio-Visual Room - Houses our adult DVD, VHS, CD, and Audiobook collections. Our Graphic Novel collection is also located here. The AV room overlooks the Children’s Activity Room below.
  3. Trustees’ Room - The Board of Trustees’ room is in the rear of the Audio-Visual Room.
  4. Grand Reading Room
  5. Non-fiction Collection - Stacks in Dewey Decimal order from 000 to 999. Our collection of Biographies are shelved around the perimeter.
  6. Quiet Room
  7. Study Rooms
  8. Fiction Collection - Includes Mystery and Science Fiction (located in the hallway) genres and Paperbacks.
  9. Large Print - Non-fiction and Fiction are adjacent to the General Fiction collection.
  10. Newspapers - Local and out-of-town papers.
  11.  Administrative Offices
  12. Technology Center


The elevators go to the basement level when programs are being held.
Stairs inside the parking lot (south) entrance are also open to the lower level during programming.

  1. Friends of Lakewood Public Library Book Sales area.
  2. Auditorium - Programs are listed in our semi-annual mailer to Lakewood households and online on our Events Calender ( ). Among our program offerings are films, musical performances, lectures, book talks and  book clubs.
  3. Meeting Rooms - When no library sponsored events and programs are scheduled, meeting rooms may be used with permission by outside groups.  

Public restrooms and drinking fountains are available on the first and second floor and in the basement during programs.


  1. Parking Lot - On the south side.
  2. Bike Racks - Front, rear and Arthur Avenue (west) side.
  3. Drive Up Window - South (parking lot) side. Open during regular Library hours.
  4. 24-Hour Book Drop - South (parking lot) side.


Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio 44107