Our Services for You

Your Library Card

Library cards are provided free of charge to all residents of our district, as part of your tax-supported library services. Your card gives you borrowing privileges here and at most public libraries in Illinois, access to special online resources, and more. Click here to learn how to get a library card.

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book, DVD, or other item that we don't have, ask us to borrow it from another library for you.  As these are not our items, certain limitations and costs may apply. For details, see our policy.

Reference Desk

The Reference Desk provides direction to library materials and advice on library collections and services.  Requests for general information and research on a specific subject can be obtained from multiple sources. To contact our Reference Desk at the Main Library, call 309-732-7341.

Programs and Events

We have a regular schedule of educational and cultural events for all ages. See our calendar for details.

Computers

Public use computers are available at all three Rock Island Libraries. Users must have a library card in good standing. Our reservation system allows one hour of computer time per day. Printing is .25 per page. Everyone who uses a library computer must follow our policy regarding computer and Internet use. Free WiFi access is also available for users with their own laptop computers.

Photocopying and Printing

The charge for black and white photocopies and printing from Internet Stations is .25 per side. The Rock Island Library uses a vend-a-print self-service station.

Community/Meeting Room

Any group wishing to use the Main Library or Southwest Branch Community Room must reserve the room in advance and agree to follow library policies.The charge is $10 - Nonprofit groups only.  Groups wishing to use our projection equipment pay an additional $25. Room set-up and technical support is your responsibility. Groups should plan to end their meeting no later than 30 minutes before closing time.  To check on room availability, please call our business office at 309-732-7305 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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