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.
Application and Library Cards for Homebound Delivery
Call 309-732-7335 or write to:
Rock Island Public Library
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.
- Email: RiLibCirc@rigov.org
- Phone: 309-732-7323
Apply for a new card or renew your expired card to start services.
Or request a library card application by mail by calling 309-732-7335
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.
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