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Library Café

Under New Management 

Grab a coffee or a light lunch while you are at the library. Stop by the café, open all library hours. It’s in the Robeson Pavilion; turn right from the lobby.

The café features locally owned, responsibly sourced organic coffee. Coffee connoisseurs, you'll love it!

Bring-Your-Own-Cup $1 Special

Bring your own cup to get connoisseur coffee for just $1!

Catering for Your Next Meeting

The café can provide coffee, soft drinks, fruit juices, water, pastries, or box lunches for your event in any of the library’s Robeson Pavilion meeting rooms.

Please order at least 72 hours ahead. Call 217/403-403-5375 or e-mail (Please note that food is not allowed in the Foundation and Friends Conference Rooms, on the second floor.)

Questions? Ask us.
Barb Bell, Café Operator


Crave a cup of coffee and a beautiful spot to sip it? The café at the library offers one of the loveliest eating areas in town, with elegant, shaded tables on the patio for summery days and a glass-walled indoor space you'll love. Free parking and millions of books? No extra charge.

Hope to see you at the library soon!