DPL Adult

Welcome to the Adult department at DPl! Check back here frequently to find information on what's new in our collection, register for events, and get all the news you need from Decatur Public Library!

2024 Adult Summer Reading Challenge

DPL's Summer Reading Challenge for all ages begins Tuesday, May 28th, and runs through the summer. Patrons can preregister beginning April 11th.

LearningExpress Library™

Improve your academic skills. Prepare for high-stakes tests. Become career-ready. LearningExpress Library offers targeted learning centers — each with a collection of practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles and flashcards — to help you achieve your goals.

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.

Local History

Did you know we have our own local databases in Macon County? From checking out old high school yearbooks to finding pictures of friends and family, these databases are fun and educational.

Full Database List

Find easy access to our huge selection of databases, no matter what you are researching.

Auto Repair Source

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides library users with the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date “do-it-yourself” service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks.

NoveList Plus

Don't know what to read next? Ready for something new? NoveList Plus has you covered!

Questions? Email the library at info@decaturlibrary.org, message us via Facebook Messenger, or call the Reference desk M - Sa 217-424-2900 ext. 6131 during regular business hours.

Upcoming Adult Events

  • July 20
    2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Chills and Thrills Book Club

    Let your love of horror take you on a thrilling journey!

    Staley Conference Room
  • July 23
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th)

    Virtual Event- Tuesday, July 23rd at 1:00 PM

  • July 23
    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Community Board Game Night


    Madden Auditorium

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