FREE DATABASES

The majority of our databases can be used from your home computer if you have a Rockford Public Library card.
Databases Key
Databases that require a library card number.
Databases Key
Databases ONLY available for use at the library.
Databases Key
Databases that can be accessed from home, but need authorization and a password. This is available by calling the Adult Services Department at (815) 965-7606, option 4.

Hobbies and Home Improvement

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Requires a library card
Feeling creatively inspired? This website has a full range of craft ideas and activities for any level of experience and interest.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Requires a library card
Find detailed information and guides to undertaking a variety of home improvement projects. Includes articles about decorating, electrical, plumbing, outdoor, and remodeling projects.