Both locations will be closed Monday, May 27. Our E-Library is always open »


Service Updates – Welcome!

family of 6, smiling, getting new library cards at Douglass Branch

A family new to Champaign stopped by the Douglass Branch to sign up for library cards. They thought it was perfect we have six different colors for cards and tote bags so everyone could get a different color—and take home their favorite!


• Main Library: Monday–Thursday, 9–9 | Friday–Saturday, 9–6 | Sunday, 12–6
• Douglass Branch: Monday–Thursday, 10–8 | Friday, 10–6 | Saturday, 10–4
• FriendShop Bookstore: Wednesday–Sunday, 1–4

The Studio at the Library

The Studio at the Library hosts activities for teens every day after school, creative workshops for adults in the evenings, and is open to everyone on weekends—Saturdays (9-6) and Sundays (12-6). Studio details and reservations »

What’s available at the Library?

Study rooms are available for two hours a day. Reserve a study room »

Meeting rooms are available at both locations. If you have questions about reservations, contact our administration office a 217/403-2000. Reserve a meeting room »

Library Café at the Main Library is open daily! Catering is available for meetings in the Robeson Pavilion. Order catering »

Events. We offer a full calendar of events for job seekers, entrepreneurs, writers, Crafty Adults, and anyone looking to improve their tech skills. We offer in-person events for all ages, including storytimes at both locations.

YouTube. You can watch 400+ webinars and storytimes anytime on our YouTube channel, including Money Matter$, Tech Workshops, Crafty Adults, and Writer’s Workshops.

Curbside pickup is available at both locations. Schedule a pickup »

Using the Library from home

Visit our E-Library to enjoy 250,000 ebooks and cool tools like Ancestry and Creativebug.

Many resources are available from home including:
Read an ebook or e-audiobook using Hoopla and Libby apps
Learn something new by enrolling in one of 375 instructor-led Gale Courses
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
• Take home a Chromebook, hotspot, iPad, or Kindle!

Virtual library cards

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, stream a movie, build a business plan, or get help with resumes and more, using resources in our E-Library.

School at Home – Resources for kids & families

Find resources for families on our website—including Scholastic Teachables and BookFlix, kid-friendly encyclopedias like World Book and Scholastic Go!, plus TumbleBooks and TumbleMath. Read more »

Questions? We can help!

Library staff will answer your questions via Live Chat, email, or by phone. Or you can just stop by! In addition, staff are available for one-on-one consultations when you Book-a-Librarian.

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Health resources & information

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 | Community Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
State of Illinois Department of Public Health
World Health Organization

Updated February 29, 2024


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Need a library card?

It only takes a few minutes to sign up online!



Questions? Ask Us.