Service Updates

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We’re open—including the play areas for families at both locations. Masks are required during your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!


• 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, Friday, and Saturday, 12–3

What’s available at the Library?

Visitors 15 and under need to be to be accompanied by an adult. Read more »

Masks are required during your visit.

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 at  217/403-2000.   Reserve a meeting room »

Library Café at the Main Library is open daily until 5:30 pm.

VIrtual events. We  offer a full calendar of events for job seekers, entrepreneurs, writers, Crafty Adults, and anyone looking to improve their tech skills. Events for adults are presented mostly as webinars, with a few meeting in person (for example, Tax Help and Resume Drop-in). For webinars, be sure to sign up to get the Zoom link. Storytimes are broadcast live Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 10 am on the library’s Facebook page and on YouTube. 

YouTube. You can watch 300+  library webinars 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
• Research your family tree using Ancestry
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 TumbleMathRead 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 January 6, 2022


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