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Visit the Decatur Public Library

Stop in and see everything our outstanding library has to offer!

Decatur Public Library Updates

Message from the City Librarian

Temporary Hours

The Decatur Public Library is NOW OPEN allowing patrons to browse our in-house collection. We are also still offering curbside services.

Along with the DPL collection of resources in-house, 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.)

Decatur Public Library Resources

DPL Kids @ Home

Online resources for kids and families you can access from home

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.

Online Events

Check out the Online Events DPL@Home is offering!

Patron making use of the public computers in the downstairs area


Whether working, learning, or just having fun, the library's computers are available for anyone young or old.

Job Searching

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

A photo of the tables and microfilm stations in the Local History room

Local History Room

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

A Patron Browsing the New Book Section

New Releases

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

A close-up of a patron's library card

Get a Card

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

Tell us how we are doing? Thank you!

Did you know?

Decatur Public Library has 14 hotspots that can be checked out for free Wi-Fi service for up to 30 days. Visit the library to check one out!


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