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

Mission & Vision


The DeKalb Public Library seeks to enrich the lives of DeKalb residents by supporting and encouraging lifelong learning and being a vital center of community life.


The DeKalb Public Library will be a welcoming environment where all residents can connect with each other through library services and programs as well as through the use of technology; where they can be inspired and find the information necessary to achieve their full potential. The library will have a visible and vibrant presence in the community through 21st century library services and partnering with other community organizations. Library staff will provide courteous, responsive, quality programs and services that appeal to the diverse DeKalb community. The library will provide a safe and inviting community space and meet the needs of residents who access library services online or at a distance (website, databases, e-content, mobile services).