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Visit Decatur Public Library

Welcome to the Decatur Public Library

Whether you are looking to attend a class or event, socialize with friends, borrow from our extensive collection of books and movies, or use our computers and databases, the opportunities are endless at Decatur Public Library.

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 visit our library for a library card or a resident 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

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 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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Get a Card

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

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.

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!

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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.