The DeKalb Public Library is open 7 days a week to serve our community. The library has over 150,000 items including books, DVDs, compact discs, audio books, and subscriptions to over 300 periodicals. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, customers checked out 455,192 items.
Over the past 100 years, the library has evolved from a modest reading room furnished with gas lights and magazines to a beautiful and architecturally significant stand-alone building offering a wide variety of services, programs, and up-to-date research technology.
Even though the library has changed, the community-minded spirit that led the ladies of the Library Whist Club to found the library in 1893 remains strong today. We are dedicated to our residents, and we will do our very best to provide you with the information and services you need.