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Visit the library's bookstore

Support the Library & Save at the FriendShop!

• 50% Off EVERYTHING in September
• September 23, 24, 25: 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

Hamilton’s America

ARE YOU  A “HAMILTON” FAN? We've teamed up with WILL-TV for a sneak peek of the new PBS documentary, “Hamilton’s America.” It’s your chance to go behind-the-scenes at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit musical. Hope to see you Monday, October 10, at 7 pm

Watch the trailer
Find Hamilton recordings and more by Lin-Manuel Miranda at the library

“Hamilton’s America” premieres on WILL-TV October 21.

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.

vintage baseball ball and glove

Sports Memorabilia
with Michael Osacky

Wed., Oct. 5, at 6:30 pm
Bring your collectibles for verbal appraisal.

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