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The Urbana Free Library, Urbana

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  • This is a great place to go with young children as it is separate from the rest of the library! It is an enclosed space and very nice.  more »
  • Love our library; taxes well used and very friendly children's section.The music and DVD sections are good; the books on cd great for trips.  more »
  • Urbana Public library is a nice medium sized library that has a wide assortment of media, books, a wonderful childrens section and a small coffee house area that also has affordable books for sale. My...  more »
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  • The Urbana Library offers a great service to the community. Not only is the facility exceedingly nice, but the employees are super friendly and helpful. When I first moved to the area, I needed a notary for a few documents and they did it at the library for an extremely small fee (like 10% of what I would have been charged by finding a notary online through some website).
  • Extremely cozy and silent. Good for studying and with a different atmosphere compared to the UIUC campus area. The homeless people issue is true, but with a little bit of tolerance you can have a nice experience there. This also reminds you that society different levels of income and that living together is possible.
  • It's a wonderful library with a great atmosphere. I just wish they had a wider selection of books for teenagers and children. I also wish there were more activities for children between 6-10 years of age.
  • This library feels cozy and the librarians are always very friendly and ready to help! :) Also, I love that we can check out board games here! Yay!
  • The internet hardly ever works and when it does, it's intermittent. There are usually homeless people around- many of whom are threatening. Once, a homeless man with a mental disorder was staring at me, and when I looked up and made eye contact, he started threatening me with violence. He was shouting at me through the window and urinating on the front balcony. The police finally had to be called. Today, a clearly "disturbed" individual sat behind me and started making random and unusual statements. He was also repeating "get off my computer, get off my computer." Mental health facilities have continuously been getting cuts to their budget which leaves many dangerous people coming face to face with children who have been dropped off by parents believing the Urbana Public Library to be safe. It's not- and children should be closely monitored.