Trek On!

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

If these words resonate with you, you’re not alone. The Star Trek movies and TV series are immensely popular, here in Urbana and all over the world.

The Urbana Free Library owns all the major movies and a variety of the TV series, not to mention dozens of novels set in the Star Trek universe. But did you know we also carry fascinating feature documentaries celebrating the Star Trek world?

Enjoy the fun and the fans as you watch these four entertaining slices of  Star Trek life.


Brand new at Urbana Free! What does it really means to be “The Captain?  Five accomplished actors are interviewed by the man who started it all--William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk.

The Captains


There’s a whole world of fans out there that live the Star Trek lifestyle—at conventions and in their real lives. Enough Trekkies to fill two whole documentaries!


Trekkies 2


Producer Gene Roddenberry was a visionary and had unique ideas about the future of space travel. His creation of the Star Trek franchise inspired many scientists and inventors to explore and to make the technology on screen become real. William Shatner tells us how.

How William Shatner Changed the World


(Not a Trekkie? Never fear—we have another recent arrival--Jedi Junkies--just for our extreme Star Wars fans.)

Jedi Junkies


Come discover our documentaries and other educational DVDs, located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Interested in hearing more about our Star Trek or science fiction collections? Need help placing holds? Contact us Adult Services Librarians--217-367-4405 or

Documentaries are fun!  marywt