- The Story of Champaign-Urbana — written for the library by local author Alice McGinty
- Champaign, Illinois — from Wikipedia
- Champaign County Township History — ILGenWeb Project. Lengthy history of Champaign County including a timeline, early maps, county and state resources
- Celebrating Champaign-Urbana History by Alice B. McGinty.
Reference Books (in-library use only)
- Champaign: a pictorial history (Juvenile Reference/J977.366/Bia) by Raymond Bial
- Commemorative History of Champaign County Illinois: 1833-1983 (Juvenile Reference/J977.366/Bak) by Willis C. Baker
- Cornsilk and Chaff of Champaign County (Juvenile Reference/J977.366/Mor) by Richard L. Morgan
- Traveling Through Champaign-Urbana History (Juvenile Reference/J977.366/Mur) by Susan Murray. Published through the Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District.
- see more books about Champaign County history on the 2nd floor in the Local History section