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Rockford Public Library


Rockford Public Library's Main Branch is located on the western bank of the beautiful Rock River in the heart of Rockford's downtown River District. This original Carnegie building was opened in 1903 and continues to be a cornerstone of the Rockford community. The Main Library hosts a vast collection of books, books on tape, magazines, CDs, DVDs, videos, and software. Over 20 public Internet and word processing computers are available to the public. In addition to reference resources, the Library subscribes to dozens of databases that can assist Library customers in researching topics ranging from medical information and authors to current events and history. Each year, the Adult Services and Youth Services Departments host a wide-range of programs for kids, families and adults including: book discussion groups, author visits, story times, workshops, musical entertainment and other events. The Main Library's Local History and Genealogy Room located on the third floor is a popular destination for people doing genealogy and Rockford area research.

Meeting Amenities
  • Directions: From I-90 and US Business 20 (E. State St.): west on US Business 20 to the downtown area (Stay on Business 20 when it leaves E. State St.). Turn left (south) on Wyman, the first street across the Rock River, and park in the lots at Mulberry and Wyman or behind the library on the east side of the street.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-8:00pm | Friday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Attraction Amenities
  • Handicap Accessibility:
  • Parking - Free:
  • A/V Equipment Available:
  • ADA Approved:
  • ATM On-Site:
  • Brief History/Description: Rockford Public Library-Main and its branch facilities provide the ideal setting for small and large groups. All locations offer TV/VCR/DVD equipment and wireless internet access. Our facilities are conveniently located throughout the city and are open during all public service hours. Room sizes vary accommodate groups from 4 to 140 people. Rates are listed on our website. To inquire about the availability of rooms: call 815-965-7606.
  • Food & Beverage - Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Parking - Free:
  • WiFi Available: