Become a Friend today.

Everyone is welcome to join the Friends. Annual dues help enrich library programs and collections; they start at just $10:

  • $10 Single Membership
  • $15 Family Membership
  • $25 to $99 Supporting Member
  • $100+ Patron

Benefits of Membership

When you join the Friends (or renew your annual membership), you'll get:

  • two free, regular-priced books at the FriendShop
  • monthly half-price savings on nearly everything in the shop (includes specially priced items; does not include online items)

Plus, you can feel good about supporting a vital resource that helps our whole community.

To Join

Complete a membership form and mail it, along with a check for your annual dues, payable to Friends of CPL, to: Champaign Public Library Friends, 200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820-5193. You can also join at the FriendShop bookstore.

Contact the Friends

To contact the Friends, send e-mail to Or leave a message on the FriendShop line at 217/403-5395 and a Friends member will get back with you soon.

Get Involved at the FriendShop

The Friends need help sorting and pricing books for sale in the FriendShop and online. Cashiers are needed during shop hours.

To volunteer or learn more, call the FriendShop at 217/403-5395 or send e-mail to