The Champaign County Historical Archives is located on the second floor of The Urbana Free Library and is open to the public. For hours and holiday closings, please visit the Library's hours page

Appointments are preferred, so we may better prepare for your visit, but they are not required. To schedule an appointment, call 217-367-4025 or email

We do ask large groups to contact the Archives in advance. K-12 students welcome!

Please allow 48 hours to retrieve special collection materials, including Chanute and News-Gazette holdings.