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Urbana Public Library

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Address: 210 W Green St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3953
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+1 217-367-4057
13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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My children enjoyed going to this library and it just keeps on getting better with age. The librarians are helpful and its just a wonderful library that has a children s library... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eunice B
Urbana, Illinois
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Urbana, Illinois
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My children enjoyed going to this library and it just keeps on getting better with age. The librarians are helpful and its just a wonderful library that has a children s library, meeting space, books, periodicals, movies, and even a coffee shop. Its located near downtown Urbana and parking is convenient just feed the meters, ride your bike or park... More 

1 Thank Eunice B
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Being the daughter of a librarian I can say that this library is a local gem. The peope working here are very friendly and helpful and I can always find many selections available. Their media section is wide ranging also. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the children's section is wonderful.

1 Thank annepierce
Urbana, Illinois
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Even has a coffee house operational inside that serves good drinks. They have nearly everything or can get it for you. Very understanding in general and concerned about good services.

1 Thank Nancy G
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

I visit this library with my son on a fairly regular basis. The entire bottom level of the building is the children's library, and it is extensive with books, music and videos. There are interactive play areas for the kids and a few cute book nooks for reading. If you are planning to go check the library calendar for current... More 

Thank Donna T
Richmond, Virginia
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357 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a pretty historic Library. Founded in 1874, the building dates from 1918. It is actually called the "Urbana Free Library." The day we visited the Library there were tons of people there; a really good thing. What impressed me the most was the first floor "display" for DVDs and CDs that were available to be checked out. I've... More 

Thank urbanguy
Urbana, Illinois
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is my favorite place in town. The staff is totally cheerful and helpful, the collection is linked to many other libraries, DVDs are no extra charge, the on-line access and wait-list is great, and my daughter can even wait-list books and CDs she thinks I should look over

Thank HKMS086
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

BEST PLACE to go with my grandchildren. Staff are so kind and friendly and the amount of fun things for my 3 and 5 yr old grandchildren keep them busy all day! They especially love the ART MART train tables and the little house with multitudes of play food, puzzles, a great assortment of books galore. I the live in... More 

Thank Valerie G
Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Urbana Free Library carries all the newest and fondest books and will reserve new bestsellers and contact you when it is your turn to read them. Enjoy a cold hot chocolate while you peruse the latest periodicals or preview a book to check out. Online communication makes renewal a snap.

Thank BobbieMae
Urbana, Illinois
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I must admit that I still read books. For it's size it has a very good selection. If you cannot find the one you want, they will either order a copy for you or put you on the wait list. Their collection of CDs and movies is very impressive as well. Oh yes, they also offer Internet access. As Roger... More 

Thank djoncich
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Lots of kids, Lots of toys, Interesting story-telling time, Lots of books for kids. My son really loves this place.

Thank JoshInv

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