Open for Grab + Go service


Service Updates

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WE ARE PLEASED to announce the Library is now open for  “Grab and Go” service and computer use, in addition to curbside pickup.  Read more »

• Main Library: Monday–Saturday, 9–6 pm, and Sunday, 12–6 pm
• Douglass Branch: Monday–Friday, 10–6 pm, and Saturday, 10–4 pm

Grab + Go service includes browsing books, picking up hold items, and getting your questions answered. Read more »

Computers are available for one hour daily. You are welcome to stop by or you can call ahead for reservations.

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

Phone, chat, and email service are available from 9–6 Monday through Saturday, and 12–6 Sunday.

Returns. Book returns are open at both locations.

Online Events.  We  continue to offer a full calendar of webinars for job seekers, entrepreneurs, Crafty Adults, and anyone looking to improve their tech skills. Storytimes are broadcast live Monday–Wednesday at 10 am.

Using the Library from home

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

Many resources are available from home including:
Read an ebook or e-audiobook using Hoopla and Libby apps
• Research your family tree using Ancestry
Learn something new by enrolling in one of the 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

In addition, you can:
Search the Library catalog and place holds on items for curbside pickup
Download our mobile app

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 TumbleMathRead more »

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

Questions? We can help!

Library staff will answer your questions via  Live Chat, email, or by phone. In addition, staff are available for virtual 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
Illinois Department of Public Health
World Health Organization

Updated March 4, 2021

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Library Opens Feb 1 for Grab + Go

Starting February 1, you can browse books and use the computers. Read more »


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Need a library card?

It only takes a few minutes to sign up online!

We can help!

Get your questions answered by library staff via chat, email, or phone. You can also  Book-a-Librarian for a virtual consultation.



Questions? Ask Us.