Library Services


 

Internet

Moline Public Library cardholders or cardholders from a PrairieCat member library can use Internet computers for 1 hour per day. Extra time will be offered if enough computers remain available.

Guest passes are available for purchase for non-cardholders, unincorporated Moline residents, or out of area visitors. Upon presentation of ID, 1 hour passes can be purchased for $1.00.

Computers in the Adult Services Department (2nd floor) are for patrons aged 13 and older. Computers for patrons aged 12 and under, as well as adults accompanied by children aged 12 and under, are available in the Children’s Department (1st floor).

Printing costs are $.25 per page for black and white copies, $.50 per page for color copies.

The Moline Public Library also offers free WiFi access throughout the library.


 

Meeting Rooms

The Moline Public Library welcomes the use of its meeting rooms by non-profit organizations engaged in informational, educational, cultural, civic, and recreational activities. Staff meetings and workshops for local for-profit and commercial organizations are also permitted with the approval of library administration. Private parties and social events may be allowed with the approval of library administration.

Public meeting rooms are not available for use for:

  • Business activities such as sales promotions
  • Political campaigns, rallies or religious services
  • Programs not suitable for the facilities of the Moline Public Library

With the exception of official Moline Public Library sponsored events and City business, non-profit organizations using the meeting room facilities of the Moline Public Library must allow all meetings to be open to the public. No admission fees may be charged by any organization using the meeting rooms.

More information on the Meeting Room Policy and rental fee schedule can be found here.

To check Meeting Room availability or to make a reservation, click here.


 

Passport Services

The Moline Public Library is an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility and accepts passport applications on behalf of the U. S. Department of State.

We only offer processing for first-time applicants for a passport book and/or passport card. Passport renewals are not accepted.

We are not a Regional Passport Agency and do not provide physical passports on site.

Applications are processed by appointment only. For more information about this service, click here.


 

Fax & Photocopies

A self-service fax machine is available in the 1st floor Copy Center. Incoming faxes cannot be received. All major debit or credit cards are accepted, or prepaid FaxCash cards may be purchased at the Circulation Department.

  • Domestic Faxes - $1.75 for the first page, $1.00 each additional page
  • International Faxes - $3.95 for the first page, $3.45 each additional page

Black and white photocopiers are available for use on both floors. Copies are $.25 per page.


 

Wireless Printing

The library provides wireless printing from your laptop or mobile device. Black and white prints are $.25 per page, color prints are $.50 per page. More information can be found here.


 

Scanner

A self-service scanner can be found in the 2nd floor Copy Center. Scans can be e-mailed, saved to a flash drive, or printed.


 

Bestseller's Club

Join the Moline Public Library Bestseller's Club and you will automatically be placed on the hold list from a selection of popular fiction authors of your choice. In order to participate, you must have a valid library card from a PrairieCat member library. You can register by visiting the Circulation Department and completing a form or register online here.


 

Homebound Delivery Service

If you are a resident of Moline and are unable to visit the library due to long or short term disability, you can apply for the Moline Public Library’s Homebound Books Program. After completing a brief form about your reading preferences, you will have items delivered to your home through the mail. Return postage will be provided. When your books are received back at the library, we will send more out to you. You may also make requests for specific titles or authors that you would like to receive. If you have any questions, call 309-524-2470.

To apply for Homebound Delivery Service, please complete the application below:


 

Mobile Hotspots

Need internet on the go? Check out a mobile hotspot with a valid library card from a PrairieCat member library. They are available on a first come, first served basis for a one week checkout, one per household. For more information, visit or call the Circulation Department.


 

Passes to Local Attractions

Passes can be checked out for the Niabi Zoo, the Quad City Botanical Center, the German American Heritage Center, the Figge Museum, and the Putnam Museum. They are available on a first come, first served basis for a one week checkout, one per household. For more information, visit or call the Circulation Department.


 

Notary

Moline Public Library provides free notary service during most hours of operation. Please call ahead at 524-2450 to inquire whether a notary will be available. Effective January 1, 2015 a $1.00 fee will be charged for each document notarized by library staff. Please follow these basic rules for proper and safe notarization:

  1. Please do not sign the document to be notarized ahead of time. It must be signed in the presence of a notary. If more than one person is to sign, all must be present.
  2. Please bring picture identification with you.

It is important to remember that a notary only verifies the signer's identity and that the signature was made willingly. A notary does not legalize a document, prove a document to be true, or provide any legal assistance.

Illinois law does not authorize a notary public to certify copies of any documents. Persons requesting certified copies of documents should be referred to the official who has custody of the original document or the office where the document has been officially filed.


 

Voter Registration

You may register to vote at the Moline Public Library under the following guidelines:

  1. You must live in Rock Island County
  2. You must be able to show 2 (two) forms of identification, 1 (one) indicating your current address
  3. You must be a resident at your current address at least 28 days before any election

Voter registration closes 28 days before an election and resumes after an election and opens 3 days after an election.


 

Local History & Genealogy Research

As time permits, obituaries (and other articles of interest) are copied and sent if there are dates provided. Requests are typically processed within a business week.

A $10.00 per hour research fee (with a minimum charge of $10.00), plus $ .25 per copy, and any applicable fax charges will be billed to the person making the request. An account statement noting the fees is sent with the research response.

People living in the Quad Cities area are encouraged to come and use our facilities to do research. Librarians on duty are able to assist with basic research, as time permits. Librarians are not certified genealogists and cannot aid in extensive research for genealogists.


 

Library Tours

Age appropriate, customizable tours and programs are available during library hours with at least 2 weeks prior notice.

For children’s groups through 5th grade, contact Christina Conklin, Children’s Services Coordinator at 309-524-2485 or email cconklin@molinelibrary.org

For groups 6th grade through adult, contact Lisa Powell Williams, Adult/Young Adult Services Coordinator at 309-524-2473 or email lwilliams@molinelibrary.org

Moline Public Library | 3210 41st Street | Moline, IL 61265 | phone 309-524-2440