Borrow Instead of Buy

Save money! When you’re shopping for a book, see if you can borrow it from us instead. Try these super-fast ways to check our catalog.

At a Bookstore

Use Your Cell Phone or Other Mobile Device

  • Download our free CPL Mobile app at champaign.boopsie.com.
  • At the store, launch the CPL Mobile app, and choose Barcode Scan.
  • To search for an item in our catalog, use your device’s camera to scan the item barcode (you can also type in the item’s ISBN). 

Shopping Online

Use the CPL Search Bookmarklet

  • Simply drag (don't click) the blue "CPL Search" below to your browser’s bookmark/favorites toolbar. (Don't have a toolbar? See note below.)
    CPL Search

  • Next, shop on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any other online book source that uses ISBN (International Standard Book Numbers).
  • Refine your search until you have just one item onscreen.
  • Click CPL Search in your toolbar. A catalog search will start immediately.

NOTE: To use the CPL Search Bookmarklet f you don’t have the bookmark/favorites toolbar enabled (especially in Internet Explorer (IE)), follow these instructions:

  • Right click the CPL Search link and choose "Add page to favorites...."
  • Shop on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or any other online book source that uses ISBN (International Standard Book Numbers).
  • Refine your search until you have just one item onscreen.
  • Click CPL Search in your list of favorites. A catalog search will start immediately.

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Suggest a Purchase

If you're looking for a recently published item, here's another option. If you don't see it in our catalog, ask us to buy it! Call 217/403-2070 or complete a purchase request form.