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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.


Computer Printouts

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.


Notary Services

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.


Public Computers

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:

     *Internet access

     *Printing capabilities

     *USB ports

     *Microsoft Word

     *Microsoft Excel

     *Microsoft PowerPoint



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:

Moweaqua News

     January 1922 - December 1960


Shelby County Independent

     January 6, 1876 through February 20, 1879


Shelbyville Democrat

     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


Shelbyville Union

     January 3, 1935 - December 31, 1936


Shelbyville Daily Union

     January 22, 1887 - April 30, 1887

     October 1, 1897 - December 29, 1995


Daily Union

     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.


Meeting Rooms

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.

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