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Visit the library's bookstore

Clearance Sale!

During August, most books are 50% off in the FriendShop bookstore on our lower level (AV materials and specially priced books are not included). We’ll also have a $1 Tag Bag Sale on August 30 and 31. Read more about the shop or browse the FriendShop’s online selection.

Front of Main Library

Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sís murals, colorful TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms,  Latte Da! Cafe, and FriendShop used book store. The library, at 200 W. Green St., is open weekdays 9-9; Saturdays 9-6; Sundays 1-6. Read more.

Douglass Branch Library

Our Douglass Branch Library, on the edge of Douglass Park, is open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 8 pm; Fridays 10 am to 6 pm; and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Stop in for a great selection of books, DVDs, and CDs, plus friendly service, free Internet access, and public meeting space.

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Mobile Printing Now Offered at the Library

Now you can send a print job to our library from your mobile device anytime the library is open (Main Library or Douglass Branch). Just come in to pick up your print job by closing time that same day. If you have an Apple device, get the free PrinterOn app to print at our library and thousands of other locations. Learn more about mobile printing.

Unit 4 High School Summer Reading Requirement

When your teen is ready to find books to meet Champaign Unit 4’s summer reading requirement, check our lists of suggested titles for each grade. We also have a display of good choices in our TeenSpace room.

CPL Mobile app

Our free CPL Mobile app is an easy way to renew items, download eBooks, and use  mobile checkout anywhere in the library. Get the app.

Library Use = Free Vacation

A patron told us her family buys a vacation each year with the money they save by using the library. What’s your monthly library use worth? Find out with our online Library Savings Calculator.

eBooks & More

Stream or download free eBooks, movies, audiobooks, and magazines 24/7. Learn more.