Get a Library Card

image of Rock Island Library card, wallet styleIf you live in Rock Island, Milan, or within the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District, you may get a library card free of charge. Identification is required.

Your library card allows you to:

  • Borrow books and more materials from us, other Quad City libraries and from most other public libraries in the local area.
  • Use free online research tools to quickly find information you can't get just by searching the web. Find magazine articles, genealogy records, business and medical information, language learning tools, online encyclopedias, stock information, practice exams and more!
  • Check your account and renew some items online.
  • Download e-books and e-Audiobooks.
  • Use our Internet and word processing PCs

Getting a Library Card: 

The Rock Island Public Library requires two forms of ID to apply for a library card. One form must be a photo ID. A parent or designated guardian must provide ID for minor children, ages 5 to 17 years.

Library cards are issued for persons age 5 and older. Children ages 5 to 17 need a parent or guardian signature of approval.

Your Responsibilities

Use of a library card comes with certain responsibilties. If your card is lost or stolen, notify us immediately.  By applying for a card, you agree that you will comply with library policies for use of materials and services. To keep your card in good standing, return materials promptly and in good condition. Fees may be assessed for lost or damaged items. Cards may be blocked for misuse.

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