Welcome to the Decatur Public Library

As a learning hub of the Decatur, Illinois, community, we not only promote the love of reading, but also offer extensive connections to the digital world and to each other through classes and events. Our services help advance the community as a whole through education and economic development.

Curbside Pickup

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

Library App

Decatur Public Library is a part of the SHARE consortium of libraries. With the launch of the mobile app, using the library catalog just got easier!

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.

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).

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 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.

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Upcoming Events & Classes

Check out all the free and exciting events and classes coming to the Decatur Public Library or available online through our website.

  • July 31
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Technology Basics

    Google Workspace

    Computer Lab
  • August 01
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Real Talk on Race

    Madden Auditorium
  • August 07
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Your All Access Pass Behind the Scenes at the Space Station with Smithsonian Curator Dr. Jennifer Levasseur

    Virtual Event- Wednesday, August 7th at 1:00 PM