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    Science & Technology

    Main Library
    Louis Stokes Wing
    3rd Floor
    325 Superior Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    216.623.2932
    SciTech@cpl.org

    Manager: Robin Wood

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    About the Department
    Collections range from the physical and life sciences to applied technology, needlecraft, handicrafts, and cooking. This department serves students, researchers, casual readers, crafters, and a diverse industrial community.

    The Collection

    • Engineering: A collection grown in conjunction with Cleveland’s local industry. Metallurgy and chemical, civil and mechanical engineering. Biomechanics, fiber optics and nanotechnology.
    • Car and Truck Repair: Traditional printed shop manuals, ranging from a slim pre-WWI manual for the Model T Ford to the massive sets published by modern car makers.
    • Chemistry: Includes 100 years of cumulative indexes to Chemical Abstracts.
    • Cooking: Dazzling array of ethnic, local interest, and specialty cookbooks. Collection of Florene LaGanke Harris, home economics editor of the Plain Dealer and food editor of the Cleveland Press.
    • Crafts: Vast array of craft books on knitting, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, weaving, beading, quilting, scrapbooking, woodworking, and crafts periodicals.
    • Dogs: Over 3,000 volumes on specific breeds, stud books, care and training, canine psychology, and texts on breeding, showing and kennel management.
    • Gardening: Flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, houseplants, fruit, herbs. Garden design, landscape design, and organic gardening. How-to’s for the homesteader, the tree farmer, or the worm rancher. Pest control techniques.
    • Geology: Special focus on Ohio and the Great Lakes region. Soil surveys by county, field guides, guides to minerals, rocks and gemstones.
    • Industry Standards: Standards developing organization (SDO) documents from groups such as ANSI, ASTM, and IEEE.
    • Schematics: Used in repairing radio, TV, and other electronic equipment. Sams Photofact and Sams VCRfacts Services, and Rider’s Perpetual Trouble Shooter’s Manuals.