- locating library materials
- using the library’s computers, printers and scanners
- using the library’s online databases and catalog
In addition, our Reference department oversees the services listed below.
The Alabama Room is located on the Mezzanine Level. It contains a wide range of resources pertaining to local history and genealogy, as well as rare and archival items that have been donated to us over the years. Items in the Alabama Room are not available for check out but can be used for research within the library.
CLICK HERE for more information about the Alabama Room collections.
For more information on preserving your own special collections, CLICK HERE.
While we have the the Decatur Daily on microfilm, it is not indexed and is only searchable by date. We do, however, maintain a clipping file in the Reference Department. Each day, we clip the Decatur Daily and organize the articles by subject, in relation to the state of Alabama and the city of Decatur. We also maintain a Special Collection with information on popular academic report subjects. For a list of subjects or look at any of the files, check with a member of the Reference Staff.