Weekend Open House for The Studio! Oct 7 and 8 »

The Studio at the Library

• Oct 7 and 8, Weekend Open House! | Saturday (9–6) and Sunday (12–6)
• Oct 9–13, Daily Tours! at 10 am
Open weekends starting October 14

OPENING SOON! The Studio at the Library is a new 8,000-square-foot space on the lower level. The design includes creative tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, Cricut machines, and Glowforge laser cutters—in addition to a computer lab, gaming area, and recording studios.

This innovative area will be utilized for library programs, including hosting teens after school and creative workshops for adults—and open to the public on weekends! 

The project includes adding a public staircase to the lower level, so The Studio and FriendShop Bookstore will be accessible by both elevator and stairs.

The Studio at the Library is made possible with support from the Library Foundation, Library Friends, and the City of Champaign.

In the Press
Champaign Public Library Adding New Creative Space in Basement (WCIA News, July 18, 2023) »

Step By Step, New Teen Space Taking Shape (The News-Gazette, July 9, 2023) »

Architect’s Sketches of The Studio

view of glass-walled staircase from 1st floor A/V area

View of new staircase to lower level.

The Studio entrance

View of entrance to The Studio.

The Studio computer area

View toward computer area on your right as you enter.

The Studio gaming area

View from computer area toward gaming area.


The Studio view toward makerspace

View from gaming area back toward entrance and info desk.


The Studio makerspace

View of makerspace.


The Studio view of sound booth

View from makerspace toward recording studios.

Architect: Product Architecture + Design

About the Champaign Public Library: Serving as a vital community center welcoming every member of our community, the Champaign Public Library ranks in the top 3% of public libraries nationwide, and earns a four-star rating from Library Journal.

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The Studio colorful logo

Open Weekends starting October 14

• Saturday (9–6)
• Sunday (12–6)
• or by appointment

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Brittany Millington
Library Director

Tricia Duzan
Deputy Director



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