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CU Catalog Upgrade Scheduled for December 3

 The library’s online catalog and user accounts will be down onThursday,... read more >

Polar Express Party Dec 3rd, 6:30-7:30 PM

Join special guest reader Matt Metcalf of WCIA in celebrating the 30th anniversary... read more >

Non-fiction DVDs to Discover

Are you planning a vacation, but can’t decide where you would like to go? ... read more >


Children's Services Blog

One of the most interesting books we have received this season is called Historium.  The book in design and format resembles a musuem:  the author and illustrator are referred to as "... read more >

Adult Services Blog

You may visit us for our books, computer lab, programs or genealogical resources, but The Urbana Free Library can also be your go-to source for local information. We can help make... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

This advertisement for Natural Brand Human Hair appeared in the Champaign Daily Gazette on Tuesday, November 23, 1915. (Note that the switches were made from "your combings". Lovely.) Marnie,... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Magic is evil. Those who practice it will be arrested, tried, and burned at the stake. Magic caused the plague that killed Elizabeth Grey’s family and much of the population. Nicholas Perevil, the... read more >