The Library will be closed Monday, May 25.
Help & information during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Curbside Delivery service is available daily at the Main Library:
Service at the Douglass Branch is by appointment. (We will be closed May 25 for Memorial Day.) Read more about how to make an appointment for Curbside Delivery »
We are accepting returns only on a limited basis. **It is a big help to us if you keep items for a few more weeks.** The outside book return at the Main Library will be open the same hours as Curbside Delivery (Mon–Thu, 3–7; Fri–Sun, 1–4). Due dates will continue to be extended.
We are not able to accept returns at the Douglass Branch and the FriendShop Bookstore is not able to accept donations at this time.
The Champaign Public Library and Douglass Branch Library are closed temporarily to the public due to health concerns. We are cancelling in-person library programs and meeting room bookings through June 30.
If you have items checked out from our library, please keep them at home a little longer while we phase in receiving returns.
We are working closely with local health officials to determine when and how we can safely reopen both locations. Library staff are working behind the scenes to prepare—securing protective gear for staff, installing acrylic shields for service desks, and rearranging furniture to encourage appropriate distances once people are back in the buildings.
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 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. 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.
Library staff will answer your questions via Live Chat Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also get answers by contacting us at email@example.com. In addition, staff are available for one-on-one consultations when you Book-a-Librarian.
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 May 22, 2020