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

Digital Library Services

Helpful Links

Download our library app.  With it you can:

  • view our catalog
  • place items on hold
  • see upcoming events
  • get links to other resources
  • keep a copy of your library card to use at the library

Search for "Rock River Library Consortium" where you get your apps.  Or click one of the links below:
Apple App Store                                  Google Play Store


        Online Library Links

  • Hoopla   
    always available ebooks and audiobooks on your tablet, phone or PC
    each patron may check out 4 titles per month
  • Libby     
    ebooks and audiobooks on your tablet, phone, PC or Kindle
  • Boundless
    ebooks and audiobooks on your tablet, phone or PC


       Online Services

  • NoveList Plus
    Are you looking for a good book to read? This website is a great tool for finding book recommendations.
  • Mobile Printing                      instructions
    Print from anywhere and pick up at the library
  • Mango Languages
    Personal language learning with over 70 world languages available.  Mango also has modules for very young children in several languages. 
  • Newsbank    
    Access to Local and National newspapers (including Chicago Sun Times, Rockford Register Star and The Daily Gazette), news transcripts, and other news sources
  • Heritage Hub
    Premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today
  • Historical Gazettes
    Access to Sterling Newspapers 1857-2007
  • PressReader  (search for Rock River Library Consortium to log on)
    Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.
  • World Cat
    World wide library catalog
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online
    Free online legal information