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Library Will Remain Open During Race Street Resurfacing Project

From the City of Urbana:Periodic lane closures will be expected along Race Street... read more >

City of Urbana installs “Asteray”, by Nicole Beck

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 22, 2014   City of Urbana installs “... read more >

The Urbana Free Library needs YOU!

One position on the nine-member Library Board will be open beginning September 30,... read more >

In Focus


The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future



October is American Archives Month



Children's Services Blog

Additional funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS will help WILL-TV work with several community partners to extend resources to help families support early math and literacy for... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Each time I get into my car and listen to the audiobook of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches it feels indulgent. I’m certain that listening to it in large doses might even... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Urbana native, Joseph William Royer is well-known for being the architect of The Urbana Free Library (1917), the Champaign County Courthouse (1901), and Urbana High School (1913). But his designs... read more >

Teen Services Blog

I last read…Kiss of Deception by Mary E. PearsonThe book is divided among three different protagonists: Princess Lia, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan; the jilted prince; and, the assassin.... read more >