The Langston Hughes Branch is located in the heart of the Cleveland Housing Development area between Glenville and Superior Ave. This newer facility includes 8,370 square feet designed by R.P. Madison International. It opened in 1998.
The exterior is composed of red brick with horizontal bands of white brick. The interior is has a long rectangular reading room, a circular meeting room topped by windows and a curved ceiling vault with clerestory windows.
The Langston Hughes Branch has a special collection of original documents written by Mr. Langston Hughes. These documents include a letter to the Cleveland Public Library, photos, and literature by and about the author.
An outdoor tile mosaic by Malcolm Brown from 1998, The Jazz Messengers, adorns this branch.