102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Mon - Thurs: 9AM–8PMFri: 9AM–5PM
Sat: 8AM–5PMSun: Closed

Local History / Genealogy

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.

Helpful Links