Fine Free in '23!

RIPL cardholders now have fine-free lending status. For questions about this new policy, please see the How Do I  section, or click the Fine Free Policy box to read our post on this exclusive benefit for RIPL cardholders! 


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Birth of the Computer, the John Atanasoff Story

In partnership with the Rock Island and Davenport Public Libraries, Augustana College will host the “Birth of the Computer: The John Atanasoff Story” event at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in Wallenberg Hall, inside the Denkmann Memorial Building.

Warm Up with Winter Reading

Join our winter reading foxes Merry, Berry, Blizzard, and Crystal in warming up January and February with great winter reads!  The library’s all-ages reading challenge starts January 14, 2023 via the library’s Beanstack website and mobile app.

RIPL Cardholders Are Fine Free in '23!

With a new year comes new policies, including the launch of Rock Island Public Library’s new fine-free policy for RIPL cardholders. As a result, late fines for Rock Island Public Library (RIPL) cardholders will be mostly a thing of the past.

Illinois Libraries Present Author Series

Upcoming author talks the Illinois Libraries Present series will bring you fascinating talks with these best-selling authors
Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

RIPL's 150th Anniversary

2022 marks the start of our 150th year as a public library, and that’s a great reason to celebrate! The Rock Island Public Library began November 25, 1872, the first in Illinois to actually open for business after the passing of the 1872 Illinois Local Library Act.