My Account

Notification  |  Managing Renewals  |  Library ELF  |  Online Payments

You can access your library account 24 hours a day via CU Catalog. Just enter the barcode number printed on your library card and your password (usually the last four digits of your phone number), or you can create a username for easier login. 

Log in to your account through CU Catalog

Once you are logged into your account, you can:

  • See due dates for all items.
  • View and pay fees.
  • Request renewal of items.
  • Place new hold requests.
  • Suspend hold requests until a later date of your choice.
  • View the status of current hold requests.
  • Update your password, telephone number, or email address.
  • Change your notice preferences.  We suggest email or text for fastest notification.
  • Create or update a username.
  • Save and manage reading lists.
  • Maintain your reading history. 
  • Save favorite searches and have new results emailed to you.

Having problems accessing your library account? Here are some suggestions:

  • Make sure you have the minimal level of cookies enabled.
  • If you are using stored passwords on your computer, try retyping your password manually.
  • On the login page, press CTRL+F5 to refresh and try again.

If you still are unable to access your account after trying all of the above suggestions, please call Circulation Services at 217-367-4057.



Learn more about receiving your Library notices via email, text, or phone.


Managing Renewals

Need to keep your items a little longer? Check out your renewal options.


Library ELF

Trying to keep track of all those items checked out by your children? Want a reminder before your library materials are due? Anxiously awaiting the arrival of your hold requests? Library ELF can help you.


Online Payments

The Urbana Free Library now offers a fast, convenient, easy way to pay your Library fees -- 24/7!

  • Log in to your account through CU Catalog.
  • Use PayPal, PayPal Credit, Visa/MasterCard, American Express, or Discover (minimum charge = $2.00).

The Library uses PayPal to process all online payments, but a PayPal account is not required.