Today the library is open from: 9am-5pm

Our Media Library holds a number of interesting digital resources related to the DeKalb community.

Haish Library Tour

Take a tour of the library from before the renovation!

City of DeKalb 1859 Plat Book

The 1859 plat book is the oldest known map of the City of DeKalb. The original leather-bound, hand drawn survey includes detailed maps of the Kishwaukee River and downtown DeKalb. The plat book was discovered in the library’s storage area in 2004. In addition to this digitized version, a facsimile of the plat book can be viewed in the library’s Local History collection.

(City of DeKalb 1859 Plat Book)

Interviews with local World War II veterans

Foster Looney

Don Schoo