All Rock Island Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holidays.

All locations are open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon) on Saturday, November 28. Online services and book-drops are open during the holiday break.

RIPL remains open for Grab and Go, Curbside, and Online services in compliance with Tier 3 mitigations in the Restore Illinois Plan. Only quick browsing, material checkout, returns, and limited-time public computer/WiFi reservations are allowed. Tables, chairs, and extended visits are not available.  A maximum of one-hour per person, per day is available for either computer or inside WiFi appointments.

Masks that cover both nose and mouth are required at all times when inside buildings, along with a minimum six-feet of social distancing. The library encourages using Curbside pickup, digital library services, and checking out additional materials to conserve visits.  Homebound resources are available for patrons with health concerns. As this is a fast-changing situation, please follow library emails and communications for service updates.

All library events are offered virtually or on a take-home method.

For updates, visit the library website at, call 309-732-READ, and follow the Rock Island Library on social media.


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