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Rock Island Public Libraries and seven other Illinois Quad City-area libraries belong to the PrairieCat online catalog administered by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Our PrairieCat membership provides Rock Island Public Library cardholders with access to more materials and more account features.
Out of System Loan Requests
If an item cannot be located in the PrairieCat catalog, Rock Island Library patrons in good standing can request an ILL (InterLibrary Loan). Please be aware of the following:
- Waiting periods are typically longer than for holds placed within the PrairieCat system.
- The checkout period is at the discretion of the lending library and may vary.
- ILLs must be picked up within 5 days of notification. Items not picked up will incur a $3 fee.
- To renew an item, contact RILIBREF@RIGOV.org.
To request an out of system loan request, see a staff member or use our online form. Please see our Interlibrary Loan Policy for full details.