Main Library

The Nordlof Center

Executive Director: 
Lynn Stainbrook

215 N. Wyman St.
Rockford, IL 61101

Monday - Thursday:
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
For Library hours
815-965-7606, press 1
To reach Branch Libraries
815-965-7606, press 2
For Library card account info, or to renew items
815-965-7606, press 3
For Reference questions or to request materials
815-965-7606, press 4
For Library program registration
815-965-7606, press 5
For the staff directory
815-965-7606, press 9

Located on the western bank of the beautiful Rock River in the heart of Rockford's downtown River District, the 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, audio books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and software. Fifty-five 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. The Main Library is also home to a Friends of RPL book shop.