Locations and Hours of Service

The Shaker Heights Public Library has a Main Library and one branch.

The Main Library is located at:

16500 Van Aken Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Phone: 216.991.2030
Web site: https://shakerlibrary.org/

The Bertram Woods Branch is located at:

20600 Fayette Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216.991.2421

Hours of service are based on community needs, subject to limitation of funds available to provide adequate staff. Any change in regular hours of service is subject to approval by the Board.

The Main Library’s normal operating hours are:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM


The Bertram Woods Branch’s normal operating hours are:

Monday, Wednesday 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

The library is closed on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve Day
  • Christmas Day

When New Year’s Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Christmas Eve Day or Christmas Day falls on Sunday, the library is closed on Sunday and Monday. The library closes at 5:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve. The library closes at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve unless it falls on a Sunday, in which case the library is open normal operating hours.

The library will close to the public for in-service staff development one full day each year.

Decisions about closing the library due to an emergency will be made according to the Emergency Closing Policy.

Approved by the Shaker Heights Public Library Board of Trustees 5/11/2010, 5/9/2011, 6/18/2012, 10/14/2013 (hours change effective 12/29/2013), 5/21/2018 (Year-round Sunday hours effective 9/9/2018), 7/19/2021, 11/15/2021