Reference & Readers’ Advisory


A reference librarian is available to answer questions and to help you find information all hours that the library is open. The reference desk is located on the main floor of the library. A reference librarian may be reached by phone at 815-756-9568, extension 2150.

Online Reference

You may email DeKalb Public Library reference services with your reference questions or you can submit them by using the Online Reference form. Please be as specific as possible with your question. A reference librarian will provide a response within 24 hours of your submission.

Recommend an Item

DeKalb Public Library is always open to suggestions for purchasing new items for our collection. If you would like to recommend a title, please submit the Recommend an Item form.

Readers’ Advisory

The reference librarians at DeKalb Public Library are happy to help you find the authors and titles that are just right for you. For some help getting started, visit our Readers’ Advisory page.

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