102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Monday - Tuesday: 9AM–8PM ∙ Wednesday - Friday: 9AM–5PM 
Sat: 9AM-1PM    ∙    Sun: Closed
  • Illinois Libraries Present

    Illinois Libraries Present

    Check out the author programs that we are now able to offer! This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.
  • GoGo Gadget Library

    GoGo Gadget Library

    Our Library now has several STEAM related kits and other items that are available for checkout. Search 'GoGo Gadget' in our online catalog to see what we have. Click the link below to see our policy.
  • 3D Printing

    3D Printing

    We are offering printing services to the public for a small fee. Click the link below for more info.
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Sterling, IL Library

The Sterling Public Library is a modern library with thousands of resources as well as programs for children, teens, and adults.

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Cricut Explore 3 The Cricut Explore 3 machine is available for use inside the library.  You must call or come in to reserve a time to use it. We have a laptop with Cricut software available, but you may bring in your own computer, phone, or tablet to connect to…
Sterling Public Library's GoGo Gadget Library consists of STEAM educational kits and other items available for loaning to our patrons. To see the items available, search 'GoGo Gadget' in our online catalog. (or click here) See our brochure here. GoGo Gadgets Policy Borrowing and Use: Objects lent by the Sterling…
Cricut Explore 3 The Cricut Explore 3 machine is available for use inside the library.  You must call or come in to reserve a time to use it. We have a laptop with Cricut software available, but you may bring in your own computer, phone, or tablet to connect to…
Sterling Public Library is part of Illiniois Libraries Present.  This gives our patrons access to exciting programs with authors that we would not otherwise be able to offer. Upcoming Free Programs: An Evening with Silvia Moreno-Garcia Wednesday, January 26 at 7 p.m. CST | Zoom Bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses…
Please fill out the following form to request a 3D print to be made.  You may either submit the URL that points to the design in .stl form or you may upload the .stl file yourself.  Please note that if there is a cost to download the design from the…
The Sterling Public Library has Chromebooks available for in house use. They are not for general internet use, but for special circumstances. These machines are for people who need more than one hour for: taking an online test online interviews  filling out job applications taking an online  class filling out…
Putnam Museum Passes The Sterling Public Library has Putnam Museum passes available for checkout to Adult Sterling Library cards.  They can be checked out for three days and will cover the general admission to the Putnam Museum in Davenport for up to five people.  You must leave a refundable $20…
YA Book Subscription Boxes Fill out a form at the library or online to signup.  You must be a cardholder of Sterling, Rock Falls, Dixon or Milledgeville Public Libraries and at least 12 years old.  The boxes MUST be picked up and dropped of at the Sterling Public Library only.…
3D Printer Procedure & Policy: 3D printing services are available to anyone. Persons wanting to print an item must email the library with the request This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or you may submit a form here. Request must include: your name, contact info, filament color, design file in .stl format. You also may…
Hoopla Bonus Borrows consists of hundreds of titles that are available to customers. The items in these special collections will NOT count toward your monthly 4-item limit. So download as many as you like!   November, 2021 Bonus Borrows - all titles November, 2021 Bonus Borrows -all audiobooks  
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Upcoming Events

  • Preschool Story Time Mon. 24 Jan, 2022 (10:00 am - 10:45 am) These story times are for toddlers through preschoolers.  They may include stories, games, s...
  • Illinois Libraries Present Wed. 26 Jan, 2022 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm) An Evening with Silvia Moreno-Garcia Velvet Was the Night The bestselling and award-winnin...
  • Preschool Story Time Mon. 31 Jan, 2022 (10:00 am - 10:45 am) These story times are for toddlers through preschoolers.  They may include stories, games, s...