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Champaign Public Library

200 W Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5193
+1 217-403-2070
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Wonderful programs, spacious, technology and accessibility abundant. Friendly staff. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jon N
Great selection of media

Great selection of books, films, magazines, music and more! The staff is always friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John B
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Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sis murals, colorful TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms, Latte Da! Cafe, 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. 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. Open M-Tu 10-8 | W-F 10-6 | Sat 10-4; Closed Sunday
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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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200 W Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5193
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful programs, spacious, technology and accessibility abundant. Friendly staff. There is a café for purchase of coffee and other items.

Thank Jon N
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of books, films, magazines, music and more! The staff is always friendly and helpful. A reader's delight :)

Thank John B
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. I'm glad to hear we had what you wanted and staff are helpful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandchildren were very impressed with the large selection of young reader books. They were so excited that day they each checked out five books and are anxiously awaiting our return.

Thank SurfinNana
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yeah! I'm glad to hear your grandchildren are learning to love the library. I hope you signed them up for our summer reading program. It gives them a great way to track all that reading they are doing.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library is awesome - love the self checkout system...there is a place downstairs where you can buy donated or old library books - you can only get to by elevator and during certain hours. Only thing I would change would be the location of...More

Thank jhd28
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear that you love the library and the Friendshop. You are right about the book return and something I wish we could solve easily. It is, however, something we will keep exploring to see if there are ways to resolve that back up.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, I chose to move to Champaign from Savoy partially so I could use the library. After moving, I was informed that my home is in Champaign County so the library privileges are not free to our family. We would be charged over $300./family member...More

Thank mcmomof3
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry you are unable to use the library. We are required to charge people who do not live in any library service area in order to provide them a library card. The fees we charge are the same as you would pay if...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just moved from CU: 30 years of weekly visits to library; pages for all ages and BN ... simply an awesome library with outstanding staff and any type of media hardback resource etc available. If staff can't locate it they will obtain it for you!

Thank Ann S
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you have left the community. Stop by if you have a chance to visit.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

As soon as I moved back to C-U, I applied for my library card. And this place does not disappoint. Helpful staff. Beautiful building. And of course, the selection of the various media forms is fantastic. The online reservation of materials is also easy to...More

Thank Jennifer H
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Glad to have you back in the community! Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Large, modern comfortable building. Latest technology. Outstanding free public presentations, lectures, etc. Excellent wide ranging collection. Being a public library in a world class university town has real advantages.

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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks for taking part in our events and sharing your impressions with the community. We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Champaign Public Library is an excellent example of a community library with an excellent array of services, free safe drinking water. It is compartmentalized to serve different age groups and professional aspirations. The building is of good architectural design and can be rated as a...More

1  Thank Francis S
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks for the great review! Love to hear that you found our services excellent.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Efficient friendly staff. Building very clean and spacious. Has everything you need including a snack bar. Plenty of parking alson

1  Thank Lloyd D
Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thanks for the positive review. Glad to hear you had a good visit.

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fphaynes
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Response from Kristina H | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. You can get a library card if you live outside the city limits if the Champaign library is your closest library. You would need to pay for the card around the amount that you would pay if you... More
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