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

Library Services

Curbside Service

If you would like, we can bring your materials to your car so you don't have to walk in the building.  This service is available Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm.  Simply call us from your car in the parking lot.


The Sterling Public Library is a mobile hotspot with free Wi-Fi. Cardholders may also use our on-site internet computers for a maximum of 60 minutes per day.


All copies and printouts are 15 cents per page for black & white and 20 cents per page for color.

Copies can be made at the Adult Circulation Desk. Individuals may send printing requests from our on-site internet computers or from personal computer devices using our Mobile Printing application.


The Sterling Public Library has a self-service scanner to scan documents into a pdf file.

In House Chromebooks

Click here for Chromebook policy.

Notary Public

The Sterling Public Library has a Notary Public on staff to notarize documents for $1 per signature. Please call to make an appointment.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Sterling Public Library does not have a particular item, an interlibrary loan request form can be completed in an attempt to obtain the item from another location.


Books, CDs and audiobooks may be renewed once for an additional 2 weeks if there are no holds on the item. Renewals may be processed by phone, in person or via our website.


The fine for overdue books and magazines is 15 cents per day. The fine for overdue audio books, CDs and DVDs is $1 per day. There is no grace period. Fines are charged for each day the library is open. The maximum fine for each item is $10 or the price of the item, whichever is lower.