Effective January 3, 2017, operating hours will be changing at the Rock Island 30/31 and Southwest Branches.
New hours for Rock Island Library branches in 2017 are as follows:
Rock Island 30/31 Branch: 3059 30th Street, 309-732-7369:
Monday/Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday/Thursday: Noon to 8:00 pm
Friday/Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road, 309-732-7338
Monday/Tuesday: Noon to 8:00 pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rock Island Main Library hours will remain the same in 2017. Hours for this location are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday.
The changes in hours are part of a budget compromise, which included staff reorganization, cuts to library budget lines, increases in tax monies through positive changes to the Equalized Assessed Value (EAV) of homes, reductions in operating hours, and more infrastructure help in City Capital Improvement Funds, intended to keep the branches operating in 2017.
The library's website, which includes a number of ways to check out books, music, movies and more digitally, as well as online research tools, is available 24 hours a day. For more details about these online services, available to any Rock Island Library cardholder, please visit the library website.