Frequently Asked Questions & Free Resources

Is the library open?

Both library buildings are closed.  We are offering curbside holds pick-up service at the Main Library.


Can I still get books and movies from the library?

You are now able to place holds on items through our card catalog and use the curbside pick-up service to get physical items  Staff will contact you to schedule a time to pick up your holds. 

Have questions about placing holds in our card catalog?  Click HERE to learn about placing holds on items in the card catalog.

You can still download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, graphic novels and magazines from our digital collection.  Access to all our online resources is free when you use your library card and PIN.  Information and links are listed below.


Will I be fined for overdue materials while the library is closed?

No. We are currently not charging fines, so there will be no late fees on items you currently have checked out.  

You may notice items you place in the book drop are still on your account.  Items returned will be held in quarantine for 3 days and will not be checked in until that time is over. 


Can I return items I have checked out while you are closed?

A book drop is located on the west side of the building.  

Items that are returned in the book drop will be held in quarantine for a few days and will not be checked in until after that time.  If you check your account online, items will still appear on your account until they are able to be checked in.


When will the library reopen?

The library building is closed until further notice.  We are offering curbside service.  We will be reopening in phases, so please watch for updates.


Do you offer curbside pickup?

Curbside holds service is now being offered at the main library. 


  • Place your holds online or over the phone.
  • We'll notify you to schedule a pick up time.
  • Park in one of the marked spots on the library's east side.
  • Call 937-653-3811 when you arrive.
  • Open your trunk and return to your car.
  • A staff person will place items in your trunk.

Return all items in the book drop.


Is the library’s WiFi still available?

WiFi is still available in the parking lot of both library locations. 


Can I still sign up for a library card while the library is closed?

You may sign up for temporary card while we are closed by sending an email to:

Please include the following information: Full Name, Address, Phone Number, Birth Date and a four digit number to use as a PIN.


I saw the article about the 3D printed ear guards?  Are they still available?

A limited number of ear guards are available.  If you are interested in receiving one of the 3D printed ear guards that can be worn with masks, please email us at


I have another question. Can I speak with someone at the library?

Library staff are available by phone Monday-Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5.  Please call 937-653-3811 during this time if you have any questions.  You can also send an email to


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


Free Resources

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many information providers are making their resources more widely accessible to library patrons. Click HERE for resources that are temporarily available with your library card.


Online Stories

Virtual Field Trips Activities

Storyline Online - Celebrities read favorite children's books


Goodnight with Dolly Parton


Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds and Activities 


World Map of Virtual Field trip Opportunities



Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun

Documenting the Pandemic in Champaign County - share your story


Local History Online Puzzles


List of Online Boredom-busting Resources


My 2020 Corona-19 Time Capsule Coloring Booklet


Digital Escape Rooms




Lifelong Learning Local History/Genealogy Online Library online classes for business, computer, etc


Mango Languages


CreativeBug video classes on various crafts


Consumer Reports Online




Chilton Library car repair


A to Z World Food


A to Z World Travel


A to Z Maps Online


A to Z the USA



Urbana Area Newspapers - 1822-2018 Free Access


Local Historical Pictures


Local Historical Puzzles


Ancestry Library Edition - Free
access with your library card


Heritage Quest Online




African American Heritage 


Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps


Remarkable Ohio - Historical Markers


Ohio Digital Library  ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and videos


hoopla digital   ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows


RB Digital  magazines, ebooks, audiobooks


Audiobooks for All Ages


Tumble Books  ebooks


Tumble Math ebooks


Teen Book Cloud  ebooks


Freegal  music


Freading  ebooks


Romance Book Club


Check your App store for these resources also.


Local Information/COVID=19    

Center for Disease Control


Ohio Department of Health

Mercy Hospital 


Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Business Information

Champaign Economic Partnership

Support Local Ohio Businesses