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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



BiblioBoard Library


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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 Catalog Select 'Rock Island Public Library'

Download the Libby App from OverDrive for one tap reading.

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And yes, there's an app for that!

Hoopla Digital Media




RB Digital Online Magazines

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Hoopla digital

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

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At the Library: Connect to library WiFi, Register or Log In at 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


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RB Digital: Magazines to read now or later, with free apps for your devices. Get it now, without waiting. Download the RB Digital app from your favorite app store.
  • Tip: When you download and register the app, choose "Zinio for Libraries Value Collection," not the state. Then, choose Rock Island Library.

If you used Flipster before, please uninstall, and download the RB Digital app instead.


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

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.
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401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only

Return items via book drops
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9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Curbside Pick-up available
By appointment only

Return items via book drops