September is National Library Card Sign-up Month

The Urbana Free Library is joining with the American Library Association to raise awareness of the value of public libraries and the many things you can do with a library card.

Today’s public libraries go beyond books. The Urbana Free Library has video games, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, and board games. The Library provides access to electronic resources such as LinkedIn Learning for professional development, Mango Languages for those interested in learning a new language, and Hoopla for entertainment for all ages (over 500,000 items available on Hoopla alone).

You will also find the unexpected—sewing machines, guitars, telescopes, LCD projectors, 3D science models, and more!  You can pick up any item at the Library from the convenience of your car by placing the items on hold and scheduling a Curbside Pickup appointment when they’re ready.

If you don’t have a library card, sign up for one!  If you have a library card, help spread the word about the great resources available at The Urbana Free Library. The Urbana Free Library is located in the heart of downtown Urbana and is open seven days a week.

The Library now also offers eCards if you want to try our online resources first before getting a regular card. An eCard provides Urbana residents 90 days of access to our databases and digital collections, including eBooks, audiobooks, and movies.

If you are an Urbana resident without a library card and you sign-up for one during the month of September, you can enter a raffle to win a prize. Prizes include:

  • Totebag
  • Travel mug
  • T-shirt
  • Books
  • Kindle Fire

The winner will be drawn on October 1st.

Success starts at The Urbana Free Library—in person and online—and we hope to see you soon.