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

About the Sterling Library

About the Sterling Library Vered

Welcome to the Sterling Public Library. Our library is a beautifully maintained Carnegie library, which opened its doors on Nov. 22, 1905. Inside, however, the library is a fully equipped, modern learning facility. Our resources reach well beyond Library Square. We have:

  • 60,000 volumes
  • Subscriptions to more than 50 periodicals
  • Several computers for public use and printing or scanning
  • An online catalog
  • An interlibrary loan program that connects you to public and school libraries throughout the region
  • Several 'hands-on' items available for checkout or in house use

The Sterling Public Library is a member of the Rock River Libraries Consortium which consists of several local libraries that share a catalog.  These include: Dixon Public, Rock Falls Public, Milledgeville Public, and several school libraries in Sterling, Dixon, Rock Falls and Amboy. 

The Sterling Public Library is a department of the City of Sterling.

Library Hours

  • Monday - Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Sterling Public Library

102 West Third Street
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Phone: 815-625-1370