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With the BiblioBoard Library suite of products, including Bibloboard digital books, PressBooks book formatting software, Self-e book uploading, and BiblioBoard Creator, we're offering you the free tools to read, write, and create local. For more details about any of these products, please call our Reference Department at 309-732-7341. To get started, first create a free user account with Biblioboard Library.


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  Create a free BiblioBoard Library account to browse and instantly read eBooks, or to format your local book in Pressbooks Public.

BiblioBoard Library is a new digital ebook collection, loaded with Indie self-published authors and traditional publisher collections!

Access BiblioBoard Library through our website or download a free app for use on your device.

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  Format your book! Begin by creating a free Biblioboard Library account. Then, log into Pressbooks Public to start creating. This easy tool helps you format your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more. You can even add a cover!

Not a Rock Island patron? Don’t have an library card? No problem! Just create a profile using the BiblioBoard Library link above, then use those credentials to login to Pressbooks Public from our website.
  Self-e by Library Journal logo   Upload your book! We have made the SELF-e submission platform freely available to the local writing community. By submitting your indie-published book here, you can share your work with Rock Island Library patrons. Distribution of the eBook is royalty-free and the license is non-exclusive. To format your book, use Pressbooks.

Writers may opt-in to have their book selected by Library Journal curators to become part of a unique discovery platform for participating libraries across the United States.
  Indie Iowa   Read Local with this digital ebook collection from Illinois and Iowa authors. 

Discover new authors and explore self-published eBooks. Start reading today to find your next favorite book!




Great Quad Cities Listen Submissions

From the Archives local history submissions

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As part of our special Illinois Bicentennial project, we're striving to make our rich history more digitally accessible. In addition to sharing our own Special Collections, we're inviting you to contribute your own local history to our BiblioBoard Creator archive. Upload documents, images, video, and more for archiving in our BiblioBoard Library.

See links to the left to get started, or ask our Reference Staff for details.




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