Memorial Day Closing

All Rock Island Public Library buildings will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We reopen at normal times May 28. Remember to come see us at our Summer Reading kickoff on Thursday, May 30! 

Digital Resources

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Ancestry Library Edition

Access over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including U.S. Census records (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories and passenger lists. Only accessible inside the library.

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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.

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Business Source Premier

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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.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete powered by EBSCOhost

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.

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Consumer Reports Online

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Access all content from Consumer Reports online! Unbiased rating and reporting on 9000+ products.

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Data Axle Reference Solutions

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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.

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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.

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eRead Illinois/Boundless


Browse, download and read audiobooks and eBooks! Search for the free Boundless app in your favorite app store. 

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Explore More Illinois

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Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

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First Search

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Search for full text articles and books around the world. Special log-in required. Contact Reference at or 309-732-7341 for access information.

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Freegal Music

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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!) New music added daily. Mobile app available for iOS and Android.

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Heritage Quest


Discover your amazing family history. You can use this service from home with an Internet connection and a valid Rock Island Library card or from computers at Rock Island Libraries.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Looking for crafting instruction and inspiration? Check out this online database of thousands of projects!

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App available. Stream or download eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music, and movies, and more using your computer or smart device. Featuring The Great Courses and Craftsy, Hoopla has a little bit for everyone! Check out up to 10 items per month.

View Resource More Details logo is a tool for writers and readers! exclusively features content by Illinois authors, creators, and communities. Collections include the Indie Illinois e-book collection and RAILS Community Collections. also includes free creation and publishing tools to help Illinois writers get their works into the hands of Illinois readers.

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