Completion is scheduled for summer 2023!
THE LIBRARY is expanding, building an 8,000-square-foot space on the lower level, called The Studio. The design includes a makerspace, computer lab, gaming area, and recording studios. This innovative area will be utilized for library programs, including hosting teens after school.
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.
Made possible with support from the Library Foundation, Library Friends, and the City of Champaign.
Customers who have allergies or sensitivity to fumes or other irritants related to construction may want to use caution when visiting. We are happy to help you get what you need—with curbside service, Book Bundles, ebooks, and other options.
Architect’s sketches of The Studio
View of new staircase to lower level.
View of entrance to The Studio.
View toward computer area on your right as you enter.
View from computer area toward gaming area.
View from gaming area back toward entrance and info desk.
View of makerspace.
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 4.5% of public libraries nationwide, and earns a four-star rating from Library Journal.