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Visit the library's bookstore

50% Off Bargain Books & More

Clearance Sale during March includes all regular-priced items; Member’s Half-Price Sale, Mar. 14–20; Tag Bag Sale on Mar. 28 & 29. Read more about the used bookstore or browse the FriendShop’s online selection.

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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

Hours: M-Th 10-8 | Fri 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.

 

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 givetocpl.org.

Local Author's Festival

Meet authors from our community, on Sat., Apr. 11, 11–3 pm, as they discuss their latest works, chat with you, and sign books. Special events throughout the day include a talk by New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry and writing advice from local authors Amy Hassinger, Molly MacRae, and Frank Chadwick. Authors' books will be available for purchase. 

Champaign County authors, want to participate? To register, send your name, address, phone, website, book title, and genre via email to khoerner@champaign.org. Space is limited. Learn more

Looking for Tax Forms? We Can Help.

If you need Federal and Illinois state 1040 tax forms, you can pick them up here at the Main Library. In addition, you'll find 1096, 1099, and W2/W3/W4 forms. If you need other Federal forms, you can order them to be delivered by mail or go to the local IRS office. You can get free help preparing your taxes from the AARP at the Stevick Senior Center; from VITA at Salem Baptist Church; and from the local IRS office.

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50% off at FriendShop

During February, save 50% off Romance, Travel, and Art books that are regularly $2 at the FriendShop used bookstore, on our lower level.

FriendShop Hours:
Wed + Fri 10-4; Sat 10-5; Sun 1:30-5. Select titles are also available online.

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Free Access to Online Tutorials for Champaign Cardholders

Our subscription is made possible by the Champaign Public Library Friends.

Edgar Orlaineta's sculpture Narcissus

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Book Talk & Museum Tour

Thu., Mar. 12, at 5:30 pm

Read Simon Mawer's The Glass Room and join the conversation