New Hours As Of October 3!

Effective Monday, October 3, hours for our Downtown and Southwest Library locations will change. 

Downtown Library: Open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Southwest Branch: Open 12pm to 8pm, Monday & Tuesday; 10am to 6pm, Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, Saturdays. 

Thes new hours help us prepare for the late 2022 opening of our Watts-Midtown Branch. Watch this website, Facebook, and our library email newsletters for updates! 

Digital Resources

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Ancestry

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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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Fold3 by Ancestry

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US military historical records, Civil War Widows’ Pensions, United States Colored Troops, Native Americans, FBI case files, and Holocaust archives. in-Library use only.

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Heritage Quest

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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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RIHS Digital Yearbooks - Internet Archive

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Rock Island High School Watchtower Yearbooks Online - 1911 to present.

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RIPL Historical Room Digital Archive

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Digital collection of treasures found in the Rock Island Public Library Historical Room. 

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