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Visit the library's bookstore

50% Off DVDs

During July, DVDs are half-price in the FriendShop bookstore on our lower level. We’ll also have a $1 Tag Bag Sale on July 26 and 27. 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.

Weekly Events for Kids

Through the end of July, the library will offer a free, fun event for kids at 3 pm every Saturday and Thursday. Check our event calendar for details and get ready for a summer of fun!

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’ll also have a display of good choices in our TeenSpace room.

Summer Reading Games

Keep reading all summer long! We offer reading games for kids (Paws to Read), teens (Lives Change @ Your Library), and adults (Book by Book). Sign up to win prizes, books, and more: http://bit.ly/cpl_reading

Piggy bank on beach

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.

eBook Drop-in Help

Learn how to use the library's free eBooks! Grab your eReader, tablet or smartphone and come in for drop-in eBook help any Saturday between 10 am and noon. Call 217/403-2070 to confirm availability.