Help & information during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
The Champaign Public Library and Douglass Branch Library are closed until further notice. We have cancelled all library programs and meeting room bookings through May 9, in response to public health concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. If your community group has booked a room during that time, we will be in touch to arrange a rescheduling or cancellation.
If you have items checked out from our library, the due dates have been extended until the first week in May. Please keep items at home—the outside book returns will also be closed. Any items on hold will be waiting for you when we open our doors again.
We will continue to provide updates and share information here and on social media.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our buildings as soon as possible. Until then, visit our E-Library to take advantage of 250,000 ebooks and more.
Many resources are available from home including:
• Read an ebook or e-audiobook using Hoopla and Libby apps
• Learn something new by watching a Great Course on Kanopy
• Master a language using Mango tutorials in 70 languages, including ESL
• Start or grow your business with dozens of powerful online tools
• Create a better resume and improve your interviewing skills with JobNow
• Stream movies via Hoopla and Kanopy, including Kanopy Kids
Find resources for families on our website—including encyclopedias like World Book and Scholastic Go!, Songs & Rhymes from Our Storytimes, TumbleBooks, TumbleMath, and reading recommendations from Novelist Plus. We've also added TeenBookCloud, a new collection with 1000+ ebooks, audiobooks, and classics. Read more »
Need a card? Sign up for instant access to our online resources. It only takes a few minutes. Champaign residents can sign up online to get a library card. The new card number works right away, so you can instantly listen to an e-audiobook, build a business plan, stream a movie, or get help with resumes and more, using dozens of resources in our E-Library.
We are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Find local and global public health updates here:
CU Public Health District – Facebook
CU Public Health District – Website
City of Champaign
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Public Health
World Health Organization
If you need help, dial 211 from any phone.
Updated March 24, 2020