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Visit the library's bookstore

September Sales at the FriendShop Bookstore

Member’s Half-Price Sale, September 12–18; and Tag Bag Sale on September 26 & 27. This month, students of all ages get their membership at half-price, $5. Browse selections online.

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 Bookstore. The library, at 200 W. Green St., is open Monday–Wednesday 9-9; Thursday–Friday 9–6; Saturdays 10-6; Sundays 1-6. Read more.

Douglass Branch Library

Open M-Tu 10-8 | W-F 10-6 | Sat 10-4; Closed Sunday
Our Douglass Branch Library is located on the edge of Douglass Park. Stop in for a great selection of books, DVDs, and CDs, plus friendly service, free Internet access, and public meeting space.

Tell Us What You Think!

We want your input about how the library can best meet your needs, now and in the future. We are hosting public conversations in September and October. The first one is especially for parents:

Town Hall Meeting for Parents | Fri., Sep. 18, at 10 am | For parents of young children, homeschoolers, and preschool educators/day care providers. If you would like to participate, please let us know by calling 217-403-2050 or sending an email to Thank you for your help improving the library!

Library Closed September 7

The library will be closed for Labor Day on Mon., Sep. 7. Our book returns are available 24/7. In the meantime, check out eBooks & More.

Main Library  M-W 9-9 | Th-F 9-6 | Sat 10-6 | Sun 1-6

Douglass Branch  M-Tu 10-8 | W-F 10-6 | Sat 10-4

FriendShop Bookstore  W-Sat 11-5 | Sun 1:30-5

New hours began July 1.

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FriendShop Bookstore
Bargain books & more!

Hours: W-Sat 11-5; Sun 1:30-5
Select titles are available online.

Samba Soul musicians

In Concert @ CPL:
Samba Soul

Sun., Sep. 20, at 2 pm