In concert with the Governor’s plan to move into Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, we reopened the library June 26, with some modifications to the services we offer.
The Champaign Public Library and Douglass Branch Library are open to the public. Read more »
Due to the need to limit the number of people in the library at any given time, use of library tables and study rooms will be available by reservation only beginning August 24. Tables and rooms can be reserved for two hours per day. Each table will accommodate one person; study rooms will accommodate two people at a time. We will begin taking online reservations on August 23.
We are accepting returns at both locations during open hours.
Visit our E-Library to enjoy 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. 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 with your health, dial 211 from any phone.
Updated July 29, 2020