Lessons and learning games for young children. Can only be used on library computers.
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Participate in our seasonal and year-long reading challenges using Beanstack! This easy-to-use app allows readers to track their progress digitally using their personal device or computer. Create an account to access all the Rock Island Public Library reading challenges.
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier database covers business and management topics, including accounting, banking, economics, finance, international trade, marketing, management information systems, and operations management. It includes articles from thousands of scholarly and professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.
Consumer Health Complete
In addition to full-text journals, magazines, health reference e-books and evidence-based health reports, Consumer Health Complete includes: Nearly 500 medical images and diagrams, Nearly 250 animations with audio narration, Consumer health pamphlets and leaflets from the CDC, FDA, NIH and others.
Consumer Reports Online
Access all content from Consumer Reports online! Unbiased rating and reporting on 9000+ products.
Data Axle Reference Solutions
Directory of publicly and privately owned companies in the U.S., as well as information about individual consumers. Provides the most up-to-date business and consumer data available.
If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. This free resource was created and made available by the Public Library Association.
Dispatch Argus Collection (Newsbank)
Search for full text articles and books around the world. Special log-in required. Contact Reference at RILIBREF@RIGOV.org or 309-732-7341 for access information.
Live tutors, study skills, writing, flashcards, practice tests, etc. Kindergarten to college levels. Adult Learning Center is also available for skill development.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Looking for crafting instruction and inspiration? Check out this online database of thousands of projects!