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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 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

 

 NYTIMES Online

 

Flipster 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 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

 


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Flipster: Magazines to read now or later, with free apps for your devices. Get it now, without waiting. Download the Flipster app from your favorite app store.





 

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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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. 

 
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TumbleBookCloud Junior - ebooks for students in 2nd - 6th grades. No downloading required. 
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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!    

Downtown

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

 

30/31

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

Southwest

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