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