- The Story of Champaign-Urbana — written for us 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 (Juvenile Nonfiction/J977.366/Mur) by Alice B. McGinty.
- Champaign: a pictorial history (Juvenile Reference/J977.366/Bia) by Raymond Bial
- Children, Architecture, and History: A child's guide of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Juvenile Nonfiction/J977.366/Lea) by the children of Leal School. Drawings and information about buildings on campus.
- 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.
Books for Grown-ups
- The Answer Book (Local History/917.7366/Ans) published by The News-Gazette, lists some of the famous people with ties to Central Illinois.
- The Celebrated Traveling Rock of Champaign County: A Tale Based on Real Events, Geological, Biological, and Anthropological (Nonfiction/557.736/Ras) by Marilyn Rasmusen
- A Century in Pictures (Reference/917.736 Cen) features photographs from The News-Gazette
- Early History and Pioneers of Champaign County (Biographies/977.366/Mat) by Milton W. Mathews
- Historic Sites in Champaign-Urbana (977.366/His) published by Illinois Division of Tourism; historic buildings in Champaign and Urbana
- History in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, & the University of Illinois (Local History/977.366/Bak) by Willis C. Baker
- Hot Type: 150 Years of the Best Stories from The News-Gazette (Nonfiction/977.366/Kac) by Tom Kacich
- Pioneers of Champaign County (Biographies/977.366/Mat) by Milton W. Mathews
- Urbana: A Pictorial History (Nonfiction/977.366/Bial) by Raymond Bial
- Historical Map of Champaign County, 1819-1940 (Map Case/His) compiled by M. Eugene Baughman