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Champaign Public Library, Champaign

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Main Library: M-W 9-9, Th-F 9-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 1-6

Douglass Branch Library: M-Tu 10-8, W-F 10-6, Sat 10-4

FriendShop Bookstore, Main Library, Lower Level: W-Sat 11-5, Sun 1:30-5

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  • 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 fantast...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 profess...  more »
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  • One of the best public library I have been to in USA. Excellent environment, very helpful staff. Amazing collection of books. Available desktops for public use. Just found out, you can even borrow laptop with internet device, If resident of Champaign,IL
  • Beautiful modern building, interior looks like something designed by ikea. An abundance of comfortable seating, great children's section, and on site cafe. I've been in the main public libraries of big cities and have been less impressed, champaign is lucky to have a library like this available. Other reviewers have mentioned the noise level, which at certain times of the day, gets rather loud, but I've always been able to find a study room when needing quite.
  • Amazing library with modern everything! Great place to get work done and hold meetings!
  • WONDERFUL resource for all sorts of things. Glad to have such a great library in our area.
  • The library of self was amazing but I had problems with the security guards. They tend to follow me a lot and they try to just mess around with the books to cover it up but they're just watching me. Me and my girlfriend almost got kicked out because we were searching for a DVD. With the reason of loitering and being too loud, and we were only there for 5 minutes. And I guess showing affection is not allowed in the teen lab anymore? Me and my girlfriend just hugged and they almost kicked us out of the teen lab. It's not even for teens anymore, more like tweenlabs. As a 15 year old teenager I simply couldn't fit in anywhere. Could you guys talk to your staffs, and mainly the security? Thanks