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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.

Library News

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Library Closed Monday, Sep. 1

We'll be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday. The outside book returns are open 24/7. In addition, you can check out free eBooks, movies, audiobooks, and magazines, any time, day or night. Here's how!

Mobile Printing 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.

In Concert at CPL: Donna Herula & Tony Nardiello

On Sun., Sep. 7, at 2 pm, this husband-and-wife due bring classic and contemporary blues, featuring soulful harmonies and solos inspired by blues greats like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith. Read more.

Student Book Giveaway

During September, students of all ages are invited to pick a free regular-priced book at the FriendShop bookstore inside the library. Hours: 10-4 Wed. & Fri.; 10-5 Sat.; and 1:30-5 Sun.

One-on-One Tech Advice

Got technology questions? We can help! Champaign Public Library cardholders can get free appointments with our experts on email, computer basics, or downloading e-books, audiobooks, magazines. Photo: Sweet Pea Photography