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About the Library

Our library is an invaluable gathering place for all residents and is the home to Decatur's educational, economic, and cultural services.

Our long, successful history continues to grow by promoting the love of reading but by also offering extensive connections to the digital world and helping to advance our community as a whole through education and economic development.

Our vision for the library is successful thanks to our dedicated team of staff and volunteers who are committed to making the library an invaluable educational, economic, and cultural center for our community.

The Children's Department offers a range of books suitable for all ages

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Decatur Public Library is here to strengthen our community educationally, economically, and culturally through its vast resources.

Local History Head Becky holds up an archived photograph

History

Decatur Public Library's history includes many great people who made the library the communal asset that it is today.

Two teens browsing the Young Adult section

Your Right to Know

As your community library, we want you have quick access to our public records.

Library Staff, Board, and Associations

Circulation Manager Robert Edwards stands ready to help at the Circulation Counter

Meet Our Staff

Our friendly library staff is here to help you with whatever you are looking to find.

A View of the Shelves in the Downstairs Area

Board of Trustees

The Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees helps lead the Library into the future by developing policies and guiding financial and strategic planning.

Close-Up of the statue that sits in the lobby

Foundation

The Decatur Public Library's amazing Foundation helps raise funds that keeps our library connected to the community and on top of the latest technology.