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What Types of Library Cards Do You Offer?collage of library card options

If you live in Rock Island, Milan, or within the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District, you qualify! Cards are free. 

Apply at any Rock Island Public Library for our two physical cards:
 
  • My First Library Card for children six and under
    • Built-in limits to help parents control use, and no fines for late items. 
    • Check out up to 10 children's items (Rock Island Library locations only)
    • Internet use and holds are not available.
    • Lost or damaged items are charged to parent. 
 
  • Full access library card for ages six and up
    • Full borrowing privileges and library computer time
    • Access to ALL library services and materials, including digital services and online research tools
 

Can't Make It Into the Library?


Option 1: To apply or renew your physical card online, please use our online application.
  • Library staff will check your eligibility status before issuing card. Please allow a few business days for processing and mailing. 
  • If you have received a library card renewal reminder, you can also renew by email.

Option 2: Apply for a Rock Island Library eCard instead (for use with electronic materials only)
  • Available to ages 14 and up. Access to databases, eBooks, digital content, & online research material
  • For residents who only want access to electronic resources that can be used from home
  • May be upgraded at the library to a physical card for full privileges
  • Please see eCard Requirements_Application for the ecard application


Other questions?

  • If your card is lost or stolen, let us know immediately. Call the Circulation staff at 309-732-READ or email our Circulation Department.
  • Other situation? Cards are also available for special situations, such as students enrolled at Augustana College, and other temporary residents. Please contact our Circulation staff for details about applying for these cards. 

Current Hours, Tier 1  Mitigations

Downtown

401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002


Library open for quick browsing, borrowing:
Monday-Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9am to Noon


Curbside Pick-up: Monday-Saturday
During building hours by appointment

Masks required at all times inside building
Computer use, Inside WiFi by appointment only
Returned items isolated 3 days


 
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Southwest

9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Dial-A-Story: 309-732-7002


Library open for quick browsing, borrowing:
Monday-Friday: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 9am to Noon


Curbside Pick-up: Monday-Saturday
During building hours by appointment

Masks required at all times inside building
Computer use, Inside WiFi by appointment only
Returned items isolated 3 days