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Champaign Public Library

200 W Green St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-5193
+1 217-403-2000
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Granddaughter's Fun spot

Granddaughter always want's to stop by the CPL. Really like the books for sale in basement. She... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donald H
Got young ones -- go play here!

I recently had the honor of taking care of my 2 year old grandson so we decided to go get some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue O
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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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"new building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Granddaughter always want's to stop by the CPL. Really like the books for sale in basement. She always goes home with a box full.

Thank Donald H
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for sharing the review. We love hearing we are a favorite stop!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had the honor of taking care of my 2 year old grandson so we decided to go get some books -- I hadn't had reason to visit the children's area in a very long time and was so pleasantly surprised with their play...More

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

Our play equipment is new and has proved very popular. We have some additional elements we will add as we go along to keep it fresh and fun. I hope you will spend time with us again on another day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All libraries should be so well equipped and welcoming! And it is always full of people. They have programs monthly.

Thank Movingagain2015
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you feel welcome here. Let us know if there is ever something you want that you don't see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several seminars during the year, great parking voted one of the best library's in Illinois. Kid friendly.

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

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Fantastic book,video and cd system. Reservations are easy online. Computers, lounge, parking. Unfortunately, when school gets out the parents take up the parking spaces and the middle school students are noisy and rough, even with loaded security.

Thank johnswanberg
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Kristina H, Manager at Champaign Public Library, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Glad to hear we have what you want. Yes, the afterschool crowd can be a lot to deal with. We are working on improving that experience for everyone.

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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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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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