Library Services


You will find subscription databases that you can access 24/7 to help you with your research and homework. There are databases with magazine articles, genealogical information, business information and data, newspaper articles, and online reference books.


Courtesy Services

For details about the extra services the library provides. You will find details about high school text books, notary services, voter registration, and exam proctoring.

Courtesy Services

Legal Resources

For more information about the DeKalb County Law Collection, self-help legal resources, and the online order of protection click the button below.

Legal Resources

Helpful Links

Our reference team has collected a variety of the most helpful links and provided them on our helpful links page. These links are not affilitated with the library in any way, but are the most sought after external information sources at the library.

Helpful Links

Local History

The Library offers a small collection of local history materials including books on the history of Sycamore and DeKalb County, Cemetery Indexes, DeKalb County Census books, Plat books, Sycamore High School yearbooks, reverse phone directories, and historic issues of local newspapers on microfilm.

Additional local history information can be found at the Joiner History Room and the Sycamore History Museum. Click the links below for online research tools and information about hours and services.

Joiner History Room Sycamore History Museum Illinois GenWeb

Meeting Room

Meeting Room Photo

The well lit meeting room has a capacity of 49 people standing or with chairs and a maximum of 30 people with tables. There is a kitchenette available for serving food and non-alcoholic beverages. The room may be used by groups in accordance with the Library Meeting Room Policy. Please review the Meeting Room Policy prior to completing the application. Payments can be be made by check, cash, or credit card. Credit card payments can be made online once a confirmation number has been provided. If you have questions about the Meeting Room Policy or your application for use of the room, you can contact Mary Holtrop at 815-895-2500 ext 21 or at

Meeting Room Policy Meeting Room Application