The collection at RPL contains books, audiobooks, movies, music,
CD-ROMs and more. In fact, almost 500,000 items are available to
you as an RPL cardholder. If you can’t find what you need in our collection, one
of our staff will be happy to help you request the item through
RPL offers some special collections and resources for you including
our Financial Opportunities Center (FOC), Local History Room,
Parent/Teacher Collection and Job Center, and our newly added
Local Music Collection.
Rockford Area Music Collection
The RAMI Local Music Collection at Rockford Public Library is a special
music collection in which local musicians and bands can share their CDs
with the library cardholders at RPL.
We are happy to include your CD in this special collection. CDs will “float” within
the RPL library system and will be available for check out and hold at all
six of our locations.
Click here to check it out or submit music to the collection
Other Great Offerings
At our Main Library downtown, the FOC offers information to improve
your “fiscal fitness.” Come visit us and learn more
about investing, planning for retirement, starting your own business,
job searching, resume preparation or saving for college. Materials in the FOC collection can also be found at our branch libraries.
The Local History Room, also located at the Main Library, is the
best stop for information on genealogy research or the history of Rockford and Winnebago
County. Rockford Public Library also offers access to valuable databases including HeritageQuest and Ancestry Plus and classes on using those online tools effectively.
The Parent Teacher Collection is a collection of activities and
parenting materials available at the Main Library in the Youth