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Welcome to the Decatur Public Library

As a learning hub of the Decatur 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.

NEW 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!

Curbside Pickup

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

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.

What's New at DPL?

All the latest information on DPL including our new blog "Bookmarks" and the most recent newsletters.

Decatur Community Resources

Decatur has numerous resources available to the community. Check out what's available and find the assistance you and your family need.

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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.

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.

  • December 06
    (all day)

    Take & Makes: Holidays

    Take-home craft projects for the season

  • December 06
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    The West End's Places of the Past

    A live ZOOM event

    Online
  • December 09
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Employability Specialist

    Quiet Study Room

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