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YouTube Debut: Using The UFL Self-check Kiosk

We are excited to offer you an added DIY service for checking out library materials... read more >

Give the Gift of Reading

Still trying to think of a holiday gift for an avid reader, music fan, or movie buff... read more >

Let Us Be Your 1st Third Place

In the past year during over 460,350 visits: Over 30,300 people attended over... read more >

In Focus


The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future



Music Streaming with Music Online





Children's Services Blog

When Momo the monkey and Snap the crocodile meet, it doesn’t seem likely that they’ll get along. They only communicate through the sounds they make, like “Ooo ooo aaa!” and “Rrrrrg!” and “Scree!”... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Check out the sounds of the season with new and classic holiday music from the collection at The Urbana Free Library! Searches:New Holiday MusicAll Holiday... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

Whether you date the origin of Candlestick Lane from 1960 and the 10 families that gathered together on the 700 block of Fairlawn Drive to display oversized Yule cards or the neighbors on Grant Place... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Cady is a Liar.So are her cousins, Mirren and Johnny.And their friend, Gat.The four Liars have spent fifteen summers together on Grandfather’s private island off of Cape Cod.  Their days consist... read more >