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Visit the library's bookstore

FriendShop Bookstore Sales

• 50% Off Holiday materials in October
• October 28, 29, 30: Tag Bag Sale
Select titles available online

Front of Main Library

Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sís murals, lively TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms, café and patio, 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.

Hamilton musical stage scene, 4 men in costume

New Website

You’ll have access to our brand-new, mobile-friendly website next week. Same great reading recommendations, same great cool tools online, same great books, movies, and more—all available via your smartphone and tablet. The new format  features our colorful logo created by Champaign-based Surface 51.

Questions? Ask us.

EVERYONE KNOWS a real-live librarian is better than Google. Why not get in touch? We have library staff standing by to answer your questions: 217/403-2070 or Or, if you prefer, contact us via chat.

videographer from Shatterglass Studios

Chicago Blues: From the Delta to the Prairie

with Jim "Ang" Anderson
Sat., Oct. 22, at 2 pm

180,000 Free Tech Tutorials

Make movies, retool your resume, create websites, and more. Champaign cardholders get for free!

Pumpkin Patch Parade

Pumpkin Patch Parade
& Storytime

Wed., Oct. 26, at 9:45 & 10:30 am
Ages 3-5 • Costumes welcome!