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Welcome to the Decatur Public Library!

Beginning Tuesday, January 19th the Decatur Public Library will be reopening with LIMITED HOURS. We will still be offering Curbside Services. You can also access a wealth of library and community resources from home. Bookmark our DPL Home page for links to online resources and library news, as well as important community, state, and national resources.

Library Updates January 12, 2021

Library Hours

Computer Appointments

The library will be taking computer appointments for one hour slots that will begin Monday, November 30.

Curbside Pickup

Decatur Public Library offers curbside service Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Winter 2021 Reading Challenge

What could be cooler during the winter than reading or listening to books? How about earning some fun rewards while you're doing it! Our Winter Reading Program starts Tuesday, January 19, but you can sign up in advance online.

Healthy Cents

Want a health start to the new year, while maintaining a healthy budget? Join the U of I Extension Office and DPL for Healthy Cents.

Patrons enjoying the variety of digital content available through the library

Find eContent

We offer several outstanding online services from e-books and audiobooks to movies and online classes.

What's New at DPL?

All the latest information on DPL including our new blog "Bookmarks" and the most recent newsletters.

Decatur Community Resources

Decatur has numerous resources available to the community. Check out what's available and find the assistance you and your family need.

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Get a Card

Sign up for a free library card to borrow materials (including e-resources).

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New Releases

Check out the newest books and movies we have at the Decatur Public Library, and what is coming soon!

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Local History Room

The Decatur Public Library is dedicated to preserving the history of the Decatur area.

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