CLR Case Studies–Cleveland Public Library



The Cleveland Public Library, which was early to implement information technology, today serves municipal, regional, and worldwide constituencies through a highly developed system of electronic resources.

  • The Cleveland Public Electronic Library presents a wide variety of carefully selected electronic information resources and delivers them through the World Wide Web and the Internet to users throughout all library facilities and to registered borrowers at home or work.
  • A substantial portion of this electronic library is available to anyone with World Wide Web access at
  • Twenty-three Cleveland area libraries contract with the Cleveland Public Library for a service called CLEVNET, which includes networked access to the Cleveland Public Electronic Library, participation in an online union catalog and circulation system, training in information resources, and daily delivery of library materials.