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February Savings on Used Books & More

50% off Romance, Travel & Art Books during February; Tag Bag Sale on Feb. 21 & 22; Member’s Half-Price Sale, Feb. 14–20. 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 bookstore. 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.


Thank You, Star Donors!

Thank you to our 2014 donors. Your contributions allow us to offer more new materials, programs, and technology to community members. Learn more about the Champaign Public Library Foundation at

iPads for Kids!

On your next visit to the Main Library, check out the new iPads in the Children's area on the first floor. Thank you to the Friends for helping keep our technology up to date. Our pint-sized patrons are having a ball!

What Will You Learn Today?

Champaign cardholders now have free access to more than 3,000 online tutorials through! helps you learn anything from Excel to Photoshop to management tips. Our subscription is made possible by the Champaign Public Library Friends. Learn more