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Take advantage of these free digital resources - available any time, with your Rock Island Library Card and an Internet connection!

To log into most of these services, you'll need the bar code on the back of your card and the four-number PIN you received with your card. (Either the last four digits of your phone or card, depending on when you applied.) If you have questions, please contact our Circulation Department during business hours at 309-732-READ.

Digital Content Services

eBooks, audiobooks & more!

       

eRead Illinois

OverDrive

 

BiblioBoard Library

   

eBooks and audiobookseRead Illinois ebooks

Browse, download and read! Search for the free Axis 360 app in your favorite app store.

eRead Illinois Lending & Device Information.
 

 

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OmniLibraries OverDrive  Select 'Rock Island Public Library'

Download the Libby App from OverDrive for one tap reading.

  Biblioboard logo Type reads BiblioBoard Library of IllinoisBiblioboard Library - All items on BiblioBoard are available to anyone in Illinois with no holds, no waits, and no library card required, courtesy of RAILS. From over 150 classic books to comics, fiction and non-fiction, children's books, history, and self-published works.
And yes, there's an app for that!
         
         

Hoopla Digital Media

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 NYTIMES Online

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Magazines are now on OverDrive!

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Hoopla digital

  • One stop browsing!
  • Music albums, digital movies and television, ebooks, audiobooks and even comics. 
Download the Hoopla app
 

Free Access, no Paywalls!

At the Library: Connect to library WiFi, Register or Log In at nytimes.com/register and enjoy unlimited access on your device during your visit.

Want Off-Site Access? Get 72 hours of access with this link. Log in or register first

 

Find thousands of magazines to read now or later, now on the OverDrive reading platform. If you've been using RB Digital app, please switch to the LIbby OverDrive app now. Browse magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks- all in one app! OmniLibraries OverDrive collection

Watch this video for tips on finding magazines in the OverDrive app

RBDigital has completed its move to the OverDrive platform. Support for RBDigital stops March 31,  2021.






 

Movies & Music

       

Video Streaming

 

Downloadable/Streaming Music

   

Kanopy - On demand video streaming, now available!

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  • Create an account and verify the first time you use Kanopy.
  • Then, sign in with your library card barcode and password.
  • Account set-up is a one-time process.

Choices include award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, even PBS! 
 

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More than 15 million songs to stream AND download. Create  playlists, listen to channels, stream full albums, or download your music (and keep it!) Mobile apps for iOS and Android.  New music added daily.

5 hours daily streaming; 5 MP3 downloads per week.  
 


 



 
 

Digital Resources for Children & Teens

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Scholastic Bookflix - Read along ebooks for children. Includes classic picture books paired with nonfiction stories. No downloading necessary.
 
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Kanopy Kids - Educational, enriching, and entertaining streaming video content with age-based ratings from Common Sense Media.
 
Looking for more Library Learning and Research tools? Find them here!    

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: 9 am to Noon


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

Unvaccinated? Mask up inside buildings.
Vaccinated persons may choose to mask or not.


Library seating available, no capacity or time limits.
All library computers available, pre-Covid time limits restored.

No public meeting rooms yet

Library2Go Mobile Library:

Entry open to four persons from same household

 
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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: 9 am to Noon


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

Unvaccinated? Mask up inside buildings.
Vaccinated persons may choose to mask or not.


Library seating available, no capacity or time limits.
All library computers available, pre-Covid time limits restored.

No public meeting rooms yet

Library2Go Mobile Library:

Entry open to four persons from same household