Use Your Library Card

Check Out

You can use your library card to check out far more materials than just books!
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • DVDs / CDs
  • Video Games
  • Large Print books
  • Audiobooks on CD and Playaways
  • Book Club and Story Time in a Box Sets
  • iPads, Kindles and Chromebooks (In-house)
  • Portable Chargers (In-house)
  • Headphones (In-house)
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles

Borrow by Mail

The Library offers a Borrow by Mail option for Davenport patrons that mails holds directly to their home! This is a pilot program funded by the FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library. This program is meant for individuals unable to come to a library location. All items are mailed free of charge but must be returned to a Library Return Box located at a Davenport Public Library location or at a Hy-Vee store on East or West Kimberly Rd. To place a hold, visit the Library Catalog and select Borrow By Mail as the pick-up location!


Curbside Delivery Service

Curbside delivery service is available at The Library | MAIN and The Library | EASTERN.

To use this service, place items on hold with the pick-up point as EASTERN or MAIN. When you receive notification that your items are ready, come to the location where they are being held and park in the parking spot labeled “Curbside Delivery Service” near the front of The Library.

Call or text the phone number posted on the sign and a friendly staff member will be out with your items! Be sure to have your library card ready!

Curbside Delivery Service is available at the following times:

The Library | MAIN: Call (563) 676-4041: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

The Library | EASTERN: Call (563) 505-8589​​​​​​: Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. 


Drive-Up Window at The Library | FAIRMOUNT

For your convenience, holds placed with a pick-up point of FAIRMOUNT can be picked up at the drive-up window. The window is open during regular hours.


Loan Periods

1 Week:
  • Magazines
  • Movies (DVD/Blu-ray)
  • Music (CD)
  • Video Games
3 Weeks:
  • Books
  • Audiobooks on CD and Playaways
  • TV Series on DVD
  • Nonfiction DVD
6 Weeks:
  • Book Club in a Box Sets
  • Story Time in a Box Sets

Digital Content

Learn more about e-books, digital audiobooks and digital magazines!


Community Experience Passes

Enjoy a performance or exhibition with a Community Experience Pass!
  • 1-week Checkout
  • Figge Art Museum
  • German American Heritage Museum
  • Niabi Zoo
  • Putnam Museum
  • Quad City Botanical Center
  • Quad City Symphony Orchestra

TechKnow Library

Explore a wide variety of gadgets at The Library!
  • 1-week Checkout
  • You can find a full list of items here

STEM Kits

The Library offers 18 STEM kits for circulation. Kit topics include: coding, robotics, simple machines, engineering, magnetism, physics, biology, optical science, and more. The kits span an age range of 18 months to 15+ years.
  • 1-week Checkout
  • You can find a full list of items here

Mobile Hotspots

Connect to the internet at home or on the road!
  • 1-week Checkout
  • Connectivity for up to 10 devices
  • Portable for up to 10 hours
  • Available at all three locations

Guitars and Ukuleles

Try a guitar or ukulele to learn the basics or add another instrument to your performance!
  • 3-week Checkout
  • The Library | MAIN only
  • Check out a guitar or ukulele.

Online Resources

From current events to in-depth study and research, The Library has you covered with our range of Online Resources.