The library has an extensive local history and genealogy collection supported by a part-time genealogist on staff. The collection includes periodicals, books, loose-leaf donated genealogies and microfilm. We also have Internet subscriptions to several internet databases that you may use on our on-site computers.
We will collect and take donations in the following areas: Sterling and its rural areas, cities of Sterling/Rock Falls and Whiteside County. The library does have some materials for counties that are near Whiteside County.