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Champaign Public Library
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Champaign
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

I cut off my cable TV a long time ago and just use the library for TV and any films I want. If I can't find it, the library will order it for me or get it from another library in the state or beyond.
There is also a wealth of services available like magazines or Consumer Reports subscription that can be used 24/7. The used book store open on Saturdays and Sundays is always worth checking out. Everyone is friendly and helpful

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Champaign's Library is awesome. It is spacious, well lighted, and has an extensive collection. The online search is very easy to use, and I love the self-checkout. Very much worth my tax money.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Great selection on books, videos, music, and the like. The atmosphere is really nice and relaxed, with free WiFi.
If you want to check out items you will need an valid ID (driver, state ID, passport, etc.) AND a bill or such showing your residency in the community. This gets you free privileges. We live outside of the city limits, don't pay the incorporated property tax, and so have to pay for our account for the year. If you don't have a computer there are lots available most of the time, including the ones in the "quiet rooms", but there is a time limit (I believe of 1 or 2 hrs). Lots of nice places to study quietly with many tables where you can spread out. The first floor also has some cakes/coffee available as a service, but they are a bit pricey (Dunkin Donuts is just a block east on Green Street). Bathrooms are clean. It is a busy place particularly after 2:15 PM on schooldays as kids seem to come there to chill out until their parents pick them up or so.

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Reviewed December 27, 2015
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Reviewed November 17, 2015
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