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! 

Homebound

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Homebound Delivery Services

Rock Island Public Library offers temporarily and permanently homebound residents a variety of ways to borrow materials without visiting the library. We’ll even help you choose books! 

Sign Up for Homebound Delivery

RIPL Homebound Resources can bring books and audiobooks to your door. Homebound Delivery staff can select materials for you based on the preferences of your Homebound application, or you can place holds with our online catalog. Other helpful resources include our Best Seller Club, which automatically places you on hold for new books from a select list of authors. 

Weekly or monthly delivery appointments are scheduled with our Homebound Delivery Coordinator. You can sign up online.

Homebound Delivery Application

Application and Library Cards for Homebound Delivery

Call 309-732-7335 or write to:

Rock Island Public Library
Circulation Department
401 19th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

If you prefer to have a friend or family member pick up your items directly from the library, you may designate an authorized representative. To add a representative to your library account, contact our Circulation Department. 

Apply for a new card or renew your expired card to start services.

Apply Online

Or request a library card application by mail by calling 309-732-7335

Ways to Find & Reserve Books

Librarian Picks Personal Shopper Form

Tell us what you like, and we'll recommend new titles based on your interests!

Best Sellers Club

Have an author whose books you don't want to miss? Register to be placed on hold automatically for bestselling author new releases.

Search our Catalog

Use PrairieCat's search features to find books by title, author, genre, subject, and more. Use the "Request it" button to place a hold.

Read or Listen from Anywhere

eRead Illinois/Axis 360

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Browse, download and read audiobooks and eBooks! Search for the free Axis 360 app in your favorite app store.

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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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Hoopla

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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.

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Inkie.org

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

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Kanopy

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Kanopy, the on-demand video streaming service! Choices include award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, even PBS! App available.
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Kanopy Kids

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Stream movies, shows, and storytimes on Kanopy Kids! Find Elmo, Pinkalicious, and many other childhood favorites. Includes content rated by Common Sense Digital Media. App available.

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Libby, by OverDrive

Libby. The library reading app from OverDrive
Download the Libby app to enjoy eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
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Scholastic Book Flix

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Read-along eBooks, with non-fiction pairs. English & Spanish.

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