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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.

Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines & more

eRead Illinois ebooks

eRead Illinois -
Conveniently expanding your access to eBooks and audiobooks. Download up to 5 titles at a time! Download apps from the App Zone, and get started.
eRead Illinois Lending & Device Information

OmniLibraries OverDrive collection. Select 'Rock Island Public Library' in OMNI.
OMNI OverDrive catalog

Looking for audio books? Try Hoopla, OverDrive, and eRead Illinois!

Want an easier reading app?

Download the new Libby App from OverDrive for one tap reading.

Libby reading app

See the online app store for your device to download your free app.

Check here for a list of other mobile apps for our online services.

Flipster  - Download magazines to read now or later, with free apps for your devices. Get it now, without waiting!


Free access to NYTIMES.COM!

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.
Hoopla digital - Borrow entire music albums, digital movies and television, ebooks, audiobooks and even comics. 
Freegal Music  - Download up to three songs to keep each week, or stream music onto your device. Free and legal - that's Freegal!
Biblioboard logo

Biblioboard Library - Create a free account to access collections of comics and graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction, children's books, classics recovered, historical texts, self-published books, and more. And yes, there's an app for that!

Digital Book Resources for Children & Teens

Scholastic Bookflix - Read along ebooks for children. Includes classic picture books paired with nonfiction stories. No downloading necessary.
TumbleBook Library -  Animated talking picture books for young children. Help your kids learn to read with animation, sound, music and narration. You should only have to enter your card number once, if cookies are enabled on your device. 

TumbleBookCloud Junior - ebooks for students in 2nd - 6th grades. No downloading required. 
  Looking for more Library online Learning and Research tools? You'll find them here!


401 19th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7323
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm



3059 30th Street, Rock Island
(309) 732-7369
Monday - Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 12pm -8pm
Thursday 12pm-8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am-5pm


9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island
(309) 732-7338
Monday - Tuesday  12pm-8 pm
Wednesday-Saturday  9am-5pm