Rockford Public Library will be offering remote services ONLY through April 7, 2020
Posted by Rockford Public Library
Posted on March 20, 2020
In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s Shelter In Place order, Rockford Public Library [RPL] will be offering remote services only beginning 5PM, Saturday, March 23, 2020 through at least April 7, 2020.
All events and classes have been canceled until further notice. Material holds will be honored and can be picked up at the time of reopening. Library staff will continue to work remotely and serve customer needs through email services.
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligible borrowed materials will be renewed according to RPL’s automatic renewal process. Patrons are encouraged to return borrowed materials to any RPL branch location through external walk-up/drive-up receptacles. The renewal of material loans can also be achieved by calling any RPL location or by visiting our website: www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org , selecting “MY ACCOUNT” on the top navigation bar, and following the prompts. If cardholders are unable to travel to a location to return materials, fines will be waived.
Other digital services available to cardholders during these weeks include:Keeping up with current as well as researching historical news through NEWSBANK The streaming of tens of thousands of digital materials including: ebooks, audiobooks through CLOUD LIBRARY, HOOPLA, children’s audio and animated books through TUMBLEBOOK, music through HOOPLA and FREEGAL, movies, television programs through HOOPLA and KANOPY, magazines through FLIPSTER and RB DIGITAL.
Learn something new by taking one of our hundreds of digital courses through UNIVERSAL CLASS or one of dozens of “Great Courses” through KANOPY. Learn a new language through ROSETTA STONE. Stream hundreds of children’s video lessons through SCHOLASTIC GO. Students can keep up with their academics during the break from school by accessing HOMEWORK HELP as well as DMV PRACTICE EXAMS through our website.All of these databases can be found at: https://www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org/a-to-z-all-databases/ .
Rockford Public Library Locations:
- Hart Interim Library: 815-965-7606 214 N. Church Street
- East Branch: 815-966-2748 6685 E. State Street
- Montague Branch:815-966-2740 1238 S. Winnebago Street
- Rock River Branch: 815-966-2763 3128 11th Street
- Rockton Centre: 815-966-2776 3112 N. Rockton Avenue
- RPL’s Nordlof Center:815-987-6660 118 N. Main Street
Rockford Public Library 214 N. Church St. Rockford, IL 61101 [T] 815-965-7606 [F] 815-965-0866 rockfordpubliclibrary.org
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including a performing arts and training center (Nordlof Center), the Hart Interim Library and four Branch Libraries. Rockford Public Library informs, educates, entertains, and provides cultural enrichment to the people of our community.