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You may now reserve a study room or the meeting room online. If you have any questions, please contact the library directly.
Need help with your laptop, tablet or smartphone? Our Technology Trainer is available during drop-in hours to work one-on-one to solve your tech issues. Click to learn more!


In 2014, the Champaign County Library had a service area that covered slightly over 29,000 people in Champaign County.  The library had 29,461 registered card holders, 22,763 of whom were adults, and 6,698 were children between the ages of five and eighteen. In 2014, 845 new adult patrons and 321 new juvenile patrons registered for library cards.

The library was open for 3,796 hours during 2014, and its free public Internet computers were used 21,372 times.

Memorial and Honor Books

Monetary gifts for the purchase of books or other library materials are greatly appreciated.  To make a gift to the library for the purchase of library materials in memory or honor of a friend or loved one or to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, please request a donation form at the front desk or print out a copy (see below).  The library will try to accommodate the subject or title preferences of the donor.



Kroger Community Rewards

You can earn money for the library just by shopping at our local Kroger store. 
All you need to do is register online with your Kroger Rewards Card.

Each year anyone who is already registered for the Kroger Community Rewards Program
must re-enroll ONLINE.  You must re-enroll in April or later.

Adaptive toy and technology library

Toys and learning devices are available at the Champaign County Library that encourage children with disabilities to learn through a process called cause and effect.  These toys are modified with special switches that when activated will operate the toy. 

Anyone with a Champaign County Library card may check out these items.  Items are checked out for 2 weeks and can be renewed if no one is waiting for the item.  These items are listed in our card catalog.


A number of computers are available for public use at the library with Internet (Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint).

The computers are connected to one printer.  Pages printed will be available at the front desk.   Printing is 10 cents per page for black and white copies and 25 cents for color copies.

The computers turn off 10 to 15 minutes before the library closes, so please plan accordingly. 


Golden Buckeye card

Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at the Champaign County Library.

Be sure to bring your driver's license or other ID with you to the service desk when you apply.  If you are disabled, please bring verification of your disability status.