A beautiful library in Douglass Park.

The beautiful Douglass Branch Library stands in Douglass Park, just west of Booker T. Washington STEM Academy in north Champaign; see our map. The Branch offers many of the same collections and services as the Main Library including free events for all ages, public computers with Internet access, and a large meeting room, available to groups for a fee.

Programs at the Branch

Entertaining, educational, and free; you’ll find a variety of programs all year long at the Douglass Branch Library. Our current schedule at the Branch includes preschool storytimes, cooking classes for kids, book clubs for adults, and much more. (Or find out about great events at both locations.)

Table Talk Discussion Club at the Branch

Come join our casual get-togethers to talk about books by contemporary African American writers. Table Talk meets at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

Douglass Sculpture


The sculpture “Frederick Douglass: In Remembrance” was created by Peoria artist Preston Jackson to stand outside the branch entrance.

Staff helping customer at Branch

Branch Hours

504 E. Grove St.
Champaign 61820–3239
Mon to Thu 10 am – 8 pm
Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Sat 10 am – 4 pm

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Douglass Branch Library entrance, fall