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Getting a library card is easy and free!  You qualify if you live in Rock Island, Milan, or within the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District. To get your free card, please visit any Rock Island Public Library location.

Current, valid ID with name, photo, and current qualifying address required. 

For more information, please see How Do I Get a Library Card? 

Get a Card Online

Are you a Rock Island/Milan area resident who has never had a library card? Do you only want to use our online services, suchillustration of blue book with computer files coming out of it and words Rock Island Public Library eCard as eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, or online research tools? Are you 18 or older?  If so, apply for our new eCard, a virtual public library card that allows access to all our electronic resources.

Already have a Rock Island Public Library physical card? You can use that card for all our online services!

To learn more and apply, please see our eCard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To check out physical materials, request interlibrary loans (ILL) or reserve time on a library computer, you'll need a physical library card. You can upgrade to this card at any Rock Island Library location.  Present photo ID with verification of current address to upgrade to a full-service library card.

eCards expire after one year. You can renew 10 days before it expires or later.


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