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Directions to the Main Library

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The Main Library is just south of downtown Champaign on Green Street.

From I-74

Take the Neil Street exit and turn south. Go through downtown Champaign. Turn right on Green Street (just before the CVS Drug Store). Go one block and turn right at the stoplight onto Randolph, a one-way street. Immediately turn left into our free parking lot.

From I-72

Take the interstate straight into Champaign; it becomes University Ave., one-way east. When the one-way ends (at the corner of West Side Park in downtown Champaign), turn right onto State Street, one-way going south. At the second stoplight (Green Street), turn left. Go one block and turn left again onto Randolph Street, a one-way street. Turn left immediately into our entrance.

From the University of Illinois campus

Go west on Green Street, under the underpass and past Neil Street. Turn right at the next light onto Randolph Street, a one-way street. Turn left immediately into the library entrance.

From the Airport

Drive north into Champaign on Route 45 (Neil Street). Turn left onto Green Street (the stoplight just past the CVS Drug Store, on your left). Go one block and turn right onto Randolph, a one-way street. Be ready to turn left immediately into the library entrance.

By Bus

For specific bus times, check with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.
Weekday, daytime

  • 4 Blue — get off at State & John (mtd1661) and walk 1.5 blocks north on State Street
  • 5 Green — get off at State & Springfield (mtd2746) and walk 1.5 blocks south on State Street

Weekday, evenings

  • 50 Green — get off at State & Springfield (mtd2746) and walk 1.5 blocks south on State Street
  • 335 SafeRides — contact the MTD office for more information

Weekends, during all library hours

  • 50 Green — get off at State & Springfield (mtd2746) and walk 1.5 blocks south on State Street

Directions to the Douglass Branch

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The Douglass Branch Library sits at the south end of Douglass Park at 504 East Grove Street, west of B. T. Washington School and between two Champaign Park District buildings. Enter on the side facing into Douglass Park, where you’ll see a sculpture honoring the library‘s namesake, Frederick Douglass.

From I-74

Take the Neil Street south exit. In a few blocks, turn left at the light onto Bradley Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks and turn right several blocks later on Fifth Street. You’ll pass Douglass Park on your left; at the end of the Park, turn right on Grove Street. Immediately turn right into the free parking lot. Walk across Fifth Street, past the Douglass Annex building, and enter the library through the park.

From I-72

Follow the interstate straight into Champaign; it becomes University Ave., one way east. Take University through downtown Champaign. Turn left on Fifth Street. Cross the railroad tracks; a few blocks later turn left on Grove Street. Immediately turn right into the free parking lot. Walk across Fifth Street, past the Douglass Annex building, and enter the library through the park.

From the Airport

Drive into Champaign on Rte. 45, which becomes Neil Street. In downtown Champaign, turn right on University Avenue. Go about half a mile and turn left on Fifth Street. Cross the railroad tracks. At the fourth intersection, turn left on Grove Street and immediately right into the parking lot. Walk across Fifth Street and enter the library through the park.

By Bus

For specific bus times, check with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District.
Weekday, daytime

  • 7 Grey — Get off at 5th & Grove and walk 1/2 block east on Grove

Weekday, evening

  • 70 Green — Get off at 5th & Grove and walk 1/2 block east on Grove

Saturday, during all Branch hours

  • 70 Green — Get off at 5th & Grove and walk 1/2 block east on Grove

Main Library

MAIN LIBRARY
200 W. Green St.
Champaign, IL
61820–5193
217/403–2000

Douglass Branch Library

DOUGLASS BRANCH
504 E. Grove St.
Champaign, IL
61820–3239
217/403–2090