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DPL @ Home

Check out all the library has to offer online!

Updates on the Decatur Public Library

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

From the City Librarian

For the moment, the physical library is closed, but staff are still active and available with resources to help as you shelter at home.

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.

If you live in Decatur and don't have a DPL card, adults can apply for an e-card right online, and get access to all these resources, with approval within one business day.

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

DPL Kids @ Home

Online resources for kids and families you can access from home

Online Events

Check out the Online Events DPL@Home is offering!

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Get a Card

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

Job Searching

Find out all you need to know to find a job, including improving your computer skills.

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Local History Room

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


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