Resources You Can Use

Did you know? Your Rock Island Library offers much more than books (although we have more of those than almost anyone else.)

Here's a selection of all the great resources you may not know we have: 

The area's widest selection of new fiction and non-fiction books. New titles arrive almost daily!

The area's largest selection of Large-Print books. Easy on the eyes! 

Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks from our memberships in  the OverDrive digital media group and OneClickdigital. eBooks and eAudiobooks are available anytime of the day or night, and there are never any late fines. They automatically delete from your system after the checkout period expires.
Zinio Online Magazines - Download more than 70 popular magazines - new and back issues!
Freegal Music downloads and music streaming.
Freegal movies and television streaming.
Unabridged Audio Books on CD - thousands of titles! 
Brainfuse Online Tutoring Service, and other onlline databases to help you learn, research and discover. 
The latest consumer research information— to help you purchase a
new car, major appliances, research prescription medications and more.
Self contained “playaway” digital audio books you can take anywhere. Each book is smaller than a deck of cards - and there are never any CDs to switch. You supply the battery and headphones.

Hundreds of magazines, for every interest

Local, regional & national newspapers, to help you keep up with what’s happening.
Music CDs—check them out and try out new artists before you buy!
Television shows on DVD,  7-Day Entertainment DVDS,  and Educational DVDs - no charge to check out any DVD at Rock Island Libraries. 
Computer CD-ROMs for learning
Graphic (illustrated) novels
Multimedia kits for children and adults
Resources for the whole family—including great materials, programs and educational tools for your children. Check out our children's room at Main! 
Newspapers on microfilm and other historical resources at the Main Library.
Book club kits for reading groups.
Special Parent-Teacher and homeschooling resources in our Main Library Children's Room


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