Get a Library Card

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A LIBRARY CARD is all you need to borrow free books, movies, Chromebooks, and a whole lot more.

Champaign Public Library cards are free if you live in the City of Champaign or are a student or teacher  in the Champaign Unit 4 School District. Want to know more? Read our  Policy on Library Card Registration.

Virtual card

When you sign up, you’ll get a virtual card number for instant access to our E-Library—so you can listen to audiobooks, stream movies, get help with your resume, build a business plan, and use dozens of resources right away.

Full access card

Ready to upgrade? You can upgrade your card for full access to library services—including taking home books, Blu-rays, and hotspots. Just give us a call. We’ll get you set up and send your new card to you by mail. It’s easy—the hardest part might be choosing which color you want!

Use your card at local libraries

You can use your Champaign Public Library card at The Urbana Free Library and all public libraries in the Illinois Heartland Library System.

Sign up!

You get to  choose your user name and 4-digit numeric PIN. Keep track of these along with your new card number. You’ll need this for accessing your account and using library apps.

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