Frequently Asked Questions & Free Resources

Is the library open?

Both library buildings are closed.  We are offering curbside holds pick-up service at the Main Library.

 

Can I still get books and movies from the library?

You are now able to place holds on items through our card catalog and use the curbside pick-up service to get physical items  Staff will contact you to schedule a time to pick up your holds. 

Have questions about placing holds in our card catalog?  Click HERE to learn about placing holds on items in the card catalog.

You can still download ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, graphic novels and magazines from our digital collection.  Access to all our online resources is free when you use your library card and PIN.  Information and links are listed below.

 

Will I be fined for overdue materials while the library is closed?

No. We are currently not charging fines, so there will be no late fees on items you currently have checked out.  

You may notice items you place in the book drop are still on your account.  Items returned will be held in quarantine for 3 days and will not be checked in until that time is over. 

 

Can I return items I have checked out while you are closed?

A book drop is located on the west side of the building.  

Items that are returned in the book drop will be held in quarantine for a few days and will not be checked in until after that time.  If you check your account online, items will still appear on your account until they are able to be checked in.

 

When will the library reopen?

The library building is closed until further notice.  We are offering curbside service.  We will be reopening in phases, so please watch for updates.

 

Do you offer curbside pickup?

Curbside holds service is now being offered at the main library. 

 

  • Place your holds online or over the phone.
  • We'll notify you to schedule a pick up time.
  • Park in one of the marked spots on the library's east side.
  • Call 937-653-3811 when you arrive.
  • Open your trunk and return to your car.
  • A staff person will place items in your trunk.

Return all items in the book drop.

 

Is the library’s WiFi still available?

WiFi is still available in the parking lot of both library locations. 

 

Can I still sign up for a library card while the library is closed?

You may sign up for temporary card while we are closed by sending an email to: reference@champaigncountylibrary.org

Please include the following information: Full Name, Address, Phone Number, Birth Date and a four digit number to use as a PIN.

 

I saw the article about the 3D printed ear guards?  Are they still available?

A limited number of ear guards are available.  If you are interested in receiving one of the 3D printed ear guards that can be worn with masks, please email us at reference@champaigncountylibrary.org.

 

I have another question. Can I speak with someone at the library?

Library staff are available by phone Monday-Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5.  Please call 937-653-3811 during this time if you have any questions.  You can also send an email to reference@champaigncountylibrary.org

 

Stay tuned to the library website and Facebook page for updated information. 

 

Free Resources

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many information providers are making their resources more widely accessible to library patrons. Click HERE for resources that are temporarily available with your library card.

 

Online Stories

Virtual Field Trips Activities

Storyline Online - Celebrities read favorite children's books

 

Goodnight with Dolly Parton

 

Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds and Activities 

 

World Map of Virtual Field trip Opportunities

 

 

Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun

Documenting the Pandemic in Champaign County - share your story

 

Local History Online Puzzles

 

List of Online Boredom-busting Resources

 

My 2020 Corona-19 Time Capsule Coloring Booklet

 

Digital Escape Rooms

 

 

 

Lifelong Learning Local History/Genealogy Online Library

Lynda.com online classes for business, computer, etc

 

Mango Languages

 

CreativeBug video classes on various crafts

 

Consumer Reports Online

 

OhioWebLibrary

 

Chilton Library car repair

 

A to Z World Food

 

A to Z World Travel

 

A to Z Maps Online

 

A to Z the USA

 

 

Urbana Area Newspapers - 1822-2018 Free Access

 

Local Historical Pictures

 

Local Historical Puzzles

 

Ancestry Library Edition - Free
access with your library card

 

Heritage Quest Online

 

Fold3

 

African American Heritage 

 

NewspapersArchives.com 

 

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

 

FamilySearch.org

 

Remarkable Ohio - Historical Markers

 

Ohio Digital Library  ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and videos

 

hoopla digital   ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies and TV shows

 

RB Digital  magazines, ebooks, audiobooks

 

Audiobooks for All Ages

 

Tumble Books  ebooks

 

Tumble Math ebooks

 

Teen Book Cloud  ebooks

 

Freegal  music

 

Freading  ebooks

 

Romance Book Club

 

Check your App store for these resources also.

 

Local Information/COVID=19    

Center for Disease Control

 

Ohio Department of Health

Mercy Hospital 

 

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Business Information

Champaign Economic Partnership

Support Local Ohio Businesses

 

 


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