The Urbana Free Library needs YOU!

One position on the nine-member Library Board will be open beginning September 30, 2014 and the term ends June 30, 2015.

Founded in 1874, The Urbana Free Library serves our community of approximately 41,250 residents, has an operating budget of over $3.3M, and a staff of approximately 80 talented and dedicated people. The Library Board meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. You must be a resident of the City of Urbana in order to serve as a Library Board member.

On an average day at the Library, you will see:


Items borrowed


Questions answered


Public Computer sessions


Program attendance


Library visitors


If you would like to learn more about The Urbana Free Library, please contact Executive Director Celeste Choate at or 217-367-4058.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise and want to be considered for appointment, please contact the Mayor's office for information at (217) 384-2456, or send in an application.