While many Champaign-Urbana area libraries are closed, some of their resources remain available to the public.
Here’s a rundown of what you can use at various libraries while the COVID-19 pandemic causes closures:
Free online resources include e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines and streaming movies. Other online tools include those that can help users craft a resume, start and grow a business and learn something new via LinkedIn Learning or Manga Languages.
You can also get a virtual library card here, which can grant you instant access.
The library provides access to its online resources with your library card and PIN number. Download its app by searching Urbana Free in your app store or visit the Databases page. Through the eBooks & More page, users can download an e-book, graphic novel or audiobooks, plus stream films, TV shows and music for all ages.
Note: The library will serve as a polling place for the primary election Tuesday, March 17, but no library services will be available. To access the building, use the ramp on the Elm Street (north) side of the building to enter the Lewis Auditorium for voting. Signage will direct voters to the proper door to enter and exit for polling purposes. Here’s more information about the Urbana Free Library app and online library card registration:
The library offers e-books, audiobooks and research resources through its online platform.
The library is part of the Digital Library of Illinois, containing resources like e-books, journals, newspapers and variety of research materials. A library card and PIN number is required. Get started here.
Here’s our comprehensive list of COVID-19 related information for Champaign-Urbana residents