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Reading Recommendations

New!

  • To get personalized picks for either books or DVDS, fill out our Librarian Picks From the Stacks - Personal Shopper Form. Answer a few questions about your likes and dislikes, and we'll select five items just for you. We'll even place those items on hold for you, for a one-stop "personal shopper experience." This service replaces Bookmate.
 
  • Ask our staff for great ideas! We can help you find new authors, read-a-likes to authors you already follow, and  figure out what order a book falls in a series.
  • Visit our Reference Desk at our Downtown Library for help finding the book you want, call 309-732-7341, or chat with us online.


Need Ideas from our Staff? Follow their Blogs!

Adult Reading Blog - Suggestions from our Adult Services staff on Tumblr
Teen Reading Blog - Reviews and Suggestions from our Young Adult Librarian on Tumblr
 

Doing some holiday shopping?

Find your closest Independent Bookstore with this handy finder tool!

Shop these "Best of" book lists:

 

NoveList Plus and Novelist Plus K-8 Reader Services 

Looking for a good book? Log into NoveList Plus from home with your Rock Island Library card or from any Rock Island Library computer.   

Looking for something that's not in our catalog?

Our staff can request a special InterLibrary Loan for you. Call our Reference Desk at 309-732-7341 or email us. 
 

Know someone who needs talking books?  

Connect to the Illinois talking books program for persons with visual or physical impairments. 

Current Hours & COVID 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
No other seating available


 
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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
No other seating available