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Service Updates

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Champaign Public Library is  open for curbside and virtual services only. Due to the pandemic, both the Main Library and Douglass Branch are closed to the public.

Curbside pickup is available daily at the Main Library  (10–6 Monday through Saturday, and 12–6 pm Sunday) and by appointment at the  Douglass Branch. 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.

Using the Library from home

Visit our E-Library to enjoy 250,000 ebooks 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 January 12, 2020

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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  Live Chat, email, or phone. You can also  Book-a-Librarian for a virtual consultation.

Phone, chat,  email hours:
Mon–Sat 9-6 | Sun 12–6

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Questions? Ask Us.