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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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We love to visit every Sunday

This is a jewel that all of the community should utilize. I wish every city could have a library... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
NATHAN A
it's alright

The staff is nice and it's a nice facility, but they don't have everything you might want. Their... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Hermione G
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Step into our light-filled, open spaces and see our wonderful Peter Sis murals, colorful TeenSpace, quiet meeting rooms, Library Café and Friendshop Bookstore. The library at 200 W. Green St., is open Mondays - Thursdays 9-9; Fridays 9-6; Saturdays 10-6; and Sundays 12-6. Our Douglass Branch Library is located 504 E. Grove St., at 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 spaces. Open Mondays - Thursdays 10-8; Fridays 10-6 and Saturdays 10-4.
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200 W Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5193
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a jewel that all of the community should utilize. I wish every city could have a library like this one.

Thank NATHAN A
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear that you spend every Sunday with us.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The staff is nice and it's a nice facility, but they don't have everything you might want. Their selection is somewhat slim. However, if you need a quiet place to work, the second floor has some good spots.More

Thank Hermione G
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hermione, I'm sorry we haven't had everything that you are seeking. Next time that happens, please let staff know and I am sure we will be able to get it. We buy new titles every day and we also have great success in borrowing things...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Nice, clean, roomy library. I could spend the whole day there! Modern. Helpful staff. Clean restrooms. Nice children's section with extensive choices and a little place for the small children to play quietly.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Champaign’s library is awesome! Very helpful staff, huge selection. I enjoy checking out movies and magazines.

Thank Jeff C
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Abeaitiful new building but a totally wrong person in charge of volunteer work. Came offering to volunteer. Have two masters in education. The woman in charge offered s cleaning position!! Idiotic.

Thank olgatuma
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

I am so sorry to hear that your experience seeking a volunteer position was not what you hoped. If you would like to contact me by e-mail, I will see what we can do you help you. You can reach me at khoerner@champaign.org

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Wonderful place to spend time great collection always spotless and clean friendly staff an asset to our city

Thank lreid2016
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for your great review! I am happy to hear that we are a place you like to spend time.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Great service and efficient staff. I wanted to use the computers and it was very quick to get a station. And you can print documents!!!!!

Thank jeanjacquespsaute
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you so much for you great review! Glad we were able to provide what you needed. We also have Chromebooks you can check out and take home as well as mobile printing from all kinds of devices.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Best community library in Illinois. Excellent programming. Easy to find information and to check out and return books and other materials.

Thank John D
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for the fantastic review! Glad to hear that we are doing things right.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great programs, amazing staff. Full-service community library - in every way. Follow them on FaceBook to see their amazing event calendar.

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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thanks for your great review. We really appreciate it!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Offers more than you'll ever need. I've enjoyed items that are hard to find from other libraries across the country. I can't praise this service enough. Never expected to be able to request a tape from the Enoch Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland. Staff is exceptional...More

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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

So glad to hear that we were able to bring in the items you need when we don't own them. Thanks for your kind review.

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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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