Updates and Online Resources

Following guidance from the Ohio Library Council, the Champaign County Health District, and guidelines set forth by Governor DeWine, the Champaign County Library will close at 6pm Friday, March 20, 2020.

No fines will be charged and items may be returned when the library reopens.

This is a great time to check out our online resources.  Check out eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, learn a foreign language, or look up your name in old Urbana newspapers.  There are a lot of options available even when we’re closed. 

The decision to close is incredibly difficult because the library strives to always be available to everyone.  With schools closing, we understand that students need resources, including internet access, so while the library is closed, WiFi access will be available in the parking lot to accommodate those school homework requirements. 

Stay tuned to the library website and Facebook page for updated information. 


New Resources 

tumble books  K-6 children's ebook database


tumble math K-6 math ebook database

teen books  7-12 ebook database

audio cloudAudio books for all ages

romance  A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!



Online Resources

 Ancestry LogoAncestry Library Edition is availabl remotely to all Ohio library cardholders through April, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Access to Ancestry Library is provided by Libraries Connect Ohio.


Heritiage Quest

provides access to 25,000 family and local histories, the complete U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), and the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files.


These databases are provided by the Ohio Web Library to all Ohio residents. You may be asked to enter your zip code and/or your local public library card number before entering. Click on the blue "Use this Resource" button next to the resource you would like to use.


Consumer Reports

The site provides the latest product trends, up-to-date safety recalls, buying advice, and ways to save at the store for over 7,000 products and services.


 Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.


Ohio Means Jobs offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.



Mango Languages include a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. We offer Mango Basic and Mango Complete Courses, offering more than 50 language learning experiences.


A to Z Maps

A to Z Maps Online is the world's largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use.


a to z usa maps

A to Z the USA is the "go-to" resource for US state and territory information. No other product combines so many cultural, historical, and social topic reports with so many modern and vintage maps, photos, and other images.



A to Z World Food

A to Z Food  AtoZ World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages.



a to z world travel

A to Z World Travel: Perfect for the world traveler, armchair traveler, or for school reports! Find a myriad of information on different countries: city views, facts, neighborhoods, activities, restaurants, climate and weather, embassies and consulates, health & medical, language, maps, travel essentials, transportation, money & banking, and communication.



cypress resume

Cypress Resume is an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document—all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job.


The ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades, 1940 and onward, of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, both imported and domestic.


Through Gale Virtual Reference Library you can gain access to eBook titles including Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Dictionary of American History, Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, and College Blue Book.


Gale LegalForms deliver almost everything you need to take charge of your legal affairs with confidence. No special skills or extensive knowledge of the law is required because Gale LegalForms offers an easy-to-use, step-by-step approach to addressing complex legal matters. Whether for business, personal or litigation purposes, each form is conveniently accessible and downloadable in either Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat, as well as other formats.


Did you know that 72% of people fail their BMV driving test the first time?  Practice with this great new resource from the people at Driving-Tests.org.  This website offers free practice tests to teens and adults looking to learn more about driving in Ohio. The website also includes practice tests for those seeking a motorcycle license or their CDL. 


Explora primary 

Explora Primary Schools is a great research tool for kids grades K-5 through the Ohio Web Library!


And for grades 6-12, check out Explora Secondary Schools!


Digital Downloads Click HERE Free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, comic books, music, movies and tv shows.