RiverShare Libraries make it possible for you to use your library card at different locations in the immediate and surrounding Quad Cities area! Member libraries share the cost of the automated computer system and catalog, and enable delivery of materials across state lines.
RiverShare members from three local universities, three community colleges, and 14 public libraries are bridging the river to provide seamless item sharing in the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities. A library card from a RiverShare member library provides you access to:
- 20 individual libraries
- 30 combined locations
- more than 2 million shared items
As a cardholder of any RiverShare Library, you can continue to use your library card at multiple locations and return items to the RiverShare library that is most convenient to you. Our connections with non-RiverShare libraries also allow you to receive items not found in RiverShare libraries. If there's something special you're looking for, let your home library know!
If you are a cardholder of a library that is outside the RiverShare system, you can still use any RiverShare library with your valid library card.