Champaign Public Library, Champaign

4.6
#2 of 12 in Things to do in Champaign
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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  • August 9, 2017
    Huge selection of books and movies. Probably the largest collection of movies at a public library I have ever seen. I was always able to find the books I was looking for. Great spaces for sitting and ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I was visiting Champaign for several days and found time to explore the local library. I was very impressed. A variety of work spaces with comfortable chairs, lots of light and helpful staff. There is...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Wonderful programs, spacious, technology and accessibility abundant. Friendly staff. There is a cafĂ© for purchase of coffee and other items.  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    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
  • March 8, 2017
    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.
  • April 26, 2017
    Amazing library with modern everything! Great place to get work done and hold meetings!
  • March 1, 2017
    WONDERFUL resource for all sorts of things. Glad to have such a great library in our area.
  • December 18, 2016
    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

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