154 N. Broadway
Available Library Services
Faxing services are available at the rate of $1 per page to send or receive inside of the U.S. Outside of the U.S. is $3 per page. Our fax number is 217-774-2634.
Scanning services are available at the rate of $1 per page.
Color or black and white single-sided copies are $0.25 per page.
Color or black and white double-sided copies are $0.30 per page.
Color or black and white documents and images may be printed from library computers at the cost of $0.25 per single-sided page and $0.30 per double-sided page.
Regular paper and menu-sized material lamination is available for $1 per page. For business card-sized material, the fee is $0.50 each.
A valid photo ID must be presented at the time of this service. Notary services will typically be available from 9-5 on Monday-Friday. The fee is $1 per notarized page.
There are 12 public computers available for patrons to access. In order to use a computer, patrons simply need to sign in at the front circulation desk and request a PIN. Sessions are 2 hours long unless there are others waiting.
Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
All of our computers have:
Patrons may bring their own tablets, smartphones, or laptops to use the library's free WiFi. Our public computers also have internet access.
Microfilm and Microfiche
The following are stored in-house and are available for public use at the library:
January 1922 - December 1960
Shelby County Independent
January 6, 1876 through February 20, 1879
February 27, 1879 - November 8, 1946
Shelbyville Democrat News
November 16, 1946 - August 29, 1955
Shelbyville Weekly Union
February 1918 - December 28, 1922
January 1, 1925 - December 27, 1934
January 3, 1935 - December 31, 1936
Shelbyville Daily Union
January 22, 1887 - April 30, 1887
October 1, 1897 - December 29, 1995
January 2, 1996 - March 28, 2014
As new reels are added to the collection, dates will be updated.
Patrons may send pages from the microfilm machine to the printer for $0.25 per page.
Patrons have access at the library to many cemetary books published by the Shelbyville Historical and Genealogical Society. For a list of newspapers on microfilm that is available for patrons to use at the library, CLICK HERE. Library staff members are creating an obituary index from the newspapers we have on microfilm. If you know the date of an obituary you would like, staff can look it up for you. If you are unsure of the date or have a range, you will need to come to the library to search the microfilm.
Patrons with a library card from Shelbyville Public Library have access to digital databases provided by the library. HeritageQuest Online may be accessed either at the library or by patrons at home. Ancestry Library Edition is accessible using a patron computer at the library.
The Library has a small and a large meeting room avaiable for community non-profit use. Birthday parties are not allowed. Please call 774-4432 to check availability.