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You Like Us--You Really Like Us!

Last June, we asked the library community to respond to the question, Tell Us Why... read more >

No Waiting – Zinio Digital Magazines

Impatient for the latest news commentary or fashion magazine? Do you enjoy recipes,... read more >

Start Your Resolution to Read!

It's the beginning of a new year, full of promise and new books to read!  Thanks to... read more >

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The Urbana Free Library: Rich History • Bright Future




Children's Services Blog

We all have Paddington Fever here at the Library! If you're going to see the movie in the theater - or if you've seen the movie and want even MORE Paddington, come on in to see our Paddington books... read more >

Adult Services Blog

Folks come to The Urbana Free Library for many reasons. They check out books and DVDs and audiobooks; browse the magazine collection; attend programs; and even investigate their... read more >

Local History and Genealogy Blog

One access point to the west portion of campustown is at the intersection of Green and Neil Streets in Champaign. The current railroad bridge and roadway were constructed in 1899 and upgraded in 1923... read more >

Teen Services Blog

Bassnectar-Noise vs. BeautyThe dubstep mastermind of Divergent Spectrum is back!Deadmau5- Five years of Deadmau5More dubstep!Ana Tijoux- La Bala Awesome Spanish language female rapper that often... read more >