Though Rock Island Public Library Buildings are closed for the Governor’s Executive Order, the Library Services Go On!

Staff are working from home, checking messages daily from patrons about how to use digital library services, how to get a digital library card, and trouble-shooting other issues. If you need help, here’s how to contact them:

If you know someone who needs a Digital RIPL eCard, they can apply online via our website, at Get a Card. 

Libraries remain closed until a date to be named later. Even after the Governor’s order expires, most experts agree that life will not return to  business as usual for some time.  Latest news: Midwest Governors announce plans to coordinate on reopening economy. 

LIbrary staff are monitoring and posting to social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and posting service updates at their website. 

Watch for updates, and obtain links to resources and facts here:  Coronavirus and your library.


Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.