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Visit the library's bookstore

50% Off History & Biography Books in October

Member’s Half-Price Sale, Oct. 11–17. We’ll also have a $1 Tag Bag Sale on Oct. 25 and 26. Read more about the shop or browse the FriendShop’s online selection.

Front of Main Library

Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sís murals, colorful TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms,  Latte Da! Cafe, and FriendShop used book store. The library, at 200 W. Green St., is open weekdays 9-9; Saturdays 9-6; Sundays 1-6. Read more.

Douglass Branch Library

Our Douglass Branch Library, on the edge of Douglass Park, is open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm; Fridays 10 am to 6 pm; and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Stop in for a great selection of books, DVDs, and CDs, plus friendly service, free Internet access, and public meeting space.

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Free Access to Magazines Online

Champaign Library cardholders have unlimited access to dozens of popular magazines for page-by-page viewing on a computer, tablet, or mobile device, via Zinio Digital Magazines. Titles include Car & Driver, The Economist, Martha Stewart Living, Us Weekly, and Vibe.  Access through the Downloadables section of our website. Start browsing now!

Tree-mendous Readers! Fall Reading Game

Our Fall Reading Game is for infants through grade 5. After 25 days of reading, kids can enter our monthly prize drawing. Sign up and get reading!

Freedom Riders:
Film & Discussion

Mon., Oct. 13, at 6 pm

Meet Author Alice McGinty
Fri., Oct. 17, at 10 am

"Get Your Geek On" Trivia Night
Fri., Nov. 14, at 7 pm
6:30 Team Signup