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Updates on the Decatur Public Library

What's been happening at the library and what is coming soon!

From the City Librarian

The Decatur Public Library is temporarily CLOSED due to recent government requests. We are still offering curbside services for materials pickup.

We have a wealth of online resources, educational and entertaining, that you can access with your smartphone, tablet, or computer from home with your Decatur Public Library card. Let us know if we can help you get started with those.

Don't have a library card yet? Decatur residents can begin the application process at "Apply Online" or visit our library for a library card. A card holder may also choose an e-card that allows access to our online resources only. All card holders can use any of the vast amounts of online resources found on the Decatur Public Library website.

Questions? Email the library at, message us via Facebook Messenger, or call M - F 217-424-2900 during regular business hours. (If we don't have someone there to answer, select option 8 to leave a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.)

Resources DPL@Home

Curbside Pickup

Decatur Public Library offers curbside service Monday - Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Get a Card

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

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Local History Room

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

Tell us how we are doing? Thank you!


Easily search our catalog for materials or the Decatur Public Library's website to find what you need.