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  • Testing and Education Resource Center
    This collection of study guides and practice tests is made available to library cardholders at no cost. It includes materials to prepare for the GED, GRE, SAT, Civil Service test, Citizenship test, and more. It also includes a resume builder. A library card number is required.

  • The Library offers free online GED practice tests and GED practice manuals. 

Research Resources

The Decatur Public Library maintains a solid collection of current reference books in the Library, and librarians are available to assist you with your research needs. 

  • Reference USA
    Business Module: Allows users to search over 14 million businesses. Data includes: Company Name, Address , Phone Number, Fax Number, Estimated Sales Volume, Number of Employees, Type of Business (SIC Code or Yellow Page Heading), Key Contact Names, Titles and Gender, Credit Rating Code, Company Financials, Stock Information, Public Filings, and News Headlines/Articles from over 900 different sources.

    Residential Module: Allows users to search 120 million consumer households. Data includes: Name, Address, City, State, ZIP Code, Phone Number, Age, Median Income, Median Home Value

  • Legal Forms
    This is a comprehensive collection of all Texas legal forms. A library card is required. 

  • Texshare Databases include resources from more than 4.700 magazines, scholarly publications, and newspapers. These resources are accurate, current, authoritative, and provide full-text articles from verifiable, subscription-only sources. The information that is available through the Texshare Databases is NOT available on the Internet. 

    Access to the Texshare Databases requires a login and password available from your library.

  • Global Road Warrior
    Global Road Warrior provides detailed information about all the countries in the world, including useful information for business people traveling abroad. 

  • WorldCat
    Allows readers to search for over 1 billion books in over 10,000 libraries to locate a book in the library nearest them

Web Site Research Resources

  • Bartleby
    "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."


Free Testing Materials
Studying for the GED, ASVAB, Civil Service Tests, SAT or GRE?
Study Guides and Practice Tests are available here>>

Adult Computer Classes

Resume Writing           Mon, April 21, 6-7:30pm

Email Basics                    Mon, May 5, 6-7:30pm

Visit the library or call 940-393-0290 to register. Space is limited; sign up today!

Children's Classes

Story Time
(ages 3-5 years) Wednesdays at 10:15am

Toddler Time
(18 months to 3 years)
Wednesdays at 11:15am
     Thursdays at 1pm  followed by a stay and play social time for toddlers and their parents

The Book Experience Book Club
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00am
Learn more>>

Otaku Club
(Manga/Anime Club)
Meets the third Tuesday of each month
Learn more>>

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