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Visit the library's bookstore

Magazine Clearance Sale at the FriendShop

Magazine Clearance Sale during January, starts Fri., Jan. 2, at 10 am; Magazine Bag & Tag Bag Sales on Jan. 24 & 25; Member’s Half-Price Sale, Jan. 10–16. 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 bookstore. 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.


  Be there. For your library. 3,100+ Online Tutorials

Champaign cardholders now have free access to online tutorials through helps you learn anything from Excel to Photoshop to management tips. These video tutorials are taught by current industry experts. With online learning, you set the pace and have a chance to learn what you want, when you want. Our subscription is made possible by the Champaign Public Library Friends. Read more 

iPads for Kids!

On your next visit to the Main Library, check out the new iPads in the Children's area on the first floor. Thank you to the Friends for helping keep our technology up to date. Our pint-sized patrons are having a ball!