Frequently Asked Questions

How do I renew my items?


If you have items checked out and would like to renew them, you may call the automated phone renewal number at 1-888-542-7259

Renewal will NOT go through if:

  • Your account is delinquent or needs updated.
  • The item has reserves (holds) placed on it.
  • The item is overdue.
  • The item has already been renewed once.
  • The card being used to renew is not the same as the card that checked out the item.


You may also renew items using the online catalog

Steps to renew:

  • Select “My Account” in the top right corner of your screen
  • Enter your library card number
  • Enter the last four digits of your library card number for you PIN
  • Go to your Checkouts, select the item you’d like to renew, and hit the renew button at the top of your Checkouts list


How can I pay my fine?


​You may pay your fine at the library with cash or check. We do not accept payments over the phone or credit/debit.  If you would like to use a credit/debit card, you can pay online using the catalog

Steps to pay online:

  • Select “My Account” in the top right corner of your screen
  • Enter your library card number and the last four digits of your card number for your PIN
  • Select “Fines/Fees”
  • Use the online payment option to pay your fine


How do I download eBooks?


​With a valid library card, you have access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive and Axis 360!

Steps to access Overdrive

  • Download the Overdrive app onto your smart device
  • Select Sign Up, and choose to Sign Up using a Library Card
  • Enter “Sherrard Public Library District” in the search box and continue to select East Moline Library as your home library
  • Enter your library card number, and the last four digits of your library card number for your PIN
  • Once you’ve signed into Overdrive, select “Add Library” to select Sherrard Public Library District and then Online Media of Northern Illinois Libraries
  • From there, you may search for and download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your smart device


Steps to access Axis 360

  • Download the Axis 360 app onto your smart device
  • Search for "Sherrard Public Library"
  • Enter your library card number, and the last four digits of your library card number for your PIN
  • From there, you may search for and download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your smart device


Please stop into the library or call the front desk if you need additional help!


How do I register for programs?


Event registration must be completed online via Engaged Patrons


Steps to register

  • Select the event for which you would like to sign-up
  • Select "Register Now"
  • Enter the required information (if the program attendee is a child, please include the child's name and age)
  • A valid email address is required for registration
  • Select an optional reminder through text or email


You will still need to call the library at 309-593-2178 to cancel if you have pre-registered for an event.

If you need help, we can do that! You are welcome to call or stop in to get assistance in registering.



​How do I donate to the library?


​Individual donations are tax-deductible and may be made in-person or via check to "Sherrard Public Library District."  We thank our generous community for your continued support.


For more information, please contact the Library Director at director@sherrardlibrary.org or take a look at our Collection Development Policy.

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