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student artwork, Central High School

The Art Connection: Schools to Library

View artwork by 40 students from Champaign Unit 4 schools in the Children’s area and FriendShop Bookstore.

Café patio seating

Library Café

 Bring your own cup to get delicious brewed coffee for just $1!

Your Visit

Hours & locations

We have two locations: our Main Library is near downtown Champaign on Green Street. Our Douglass Branch Library is at the south edge of Douglass Park. Read more »

Meeting Rooms

Beautiful meeting spaces for groups of up to 120 — and free to nonprofit groups. Read more »


Coffee, treats, and patio seating at the Main Library. Read more »

FriendShop Bookstore

Take the elevator to the lower level,  Main Library. The FriendShop Bookstore offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less! Read more »

Technology at the Library

Get free  access to the internet. Wifi is available, as well as computers for all ages. You’ll find iPads with age-appropriate games in the children’s area. Read more »

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