Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY
270 N. Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60124
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH
2751 W. Bowes Rd.
Elgin, IL 60124
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
SOUTH ELGIN BRANCH
127 South McLean Blvd.
South Elgin, IL 60177
MONDAY-THURSDAY 10am-7pm
FRIDAY CLOSED
SATURDAY 10am-4pm
SUNDAY Noon-4pm

Assistive Reading Equipment

The Gail Borden Public Library has a wide selection magnifiers and other assistive reading equipment available for check-out. See the Customer Service Desk at the front of the library for more information and check-out assistance.

Aladdin Companion

Aladdin Companion
Large, portable magnifier providing up to 17x magnification. 

Ruby Handheld Video Magnifier
Lightweight video magnifier provides 2x-14x magnification in 5 high-contrast video color modes. Includes built-in LED lighting, easy flip-out handle, freeze frame, internal memory to store up to 15 images, and fast reading speed without blur. Uses AAA batteries.

Fresnel Magnifier with Handle
Lightweight 1.8x Fresnel magnifier with a large viewing area and a folding hand for one handed use.

2X Giant Size Foldable Magnifier

2X Giant Size Foldable Magnifier
Allows for hands free viewing, folding down compactly for easy storage and convenient carrying.

High-Intensity Magnifier Lamp with Add-On Lens

High-Intensity Magnifier Lamp with Add-On Lens
High-intensity lamp with a 5” distortion-free lens attached to the lamp shade.

Halogen Illuminated Magnifier

Halogen Illuminated Magnifier
Extra-bright illuminated lens with a wide, distortion-free field of vision.

4X Clear Magnifier (ball type) with Bright Halogen Lamp

4X Clear Magnifier (ball type) with Bright Halogen Lamp
Light-weight lens that rests directly on a book or magazine, sliding easily along the paper. Uses a halogen lamp with a telescoping arm.

LumiLoupe Ultra LED Magnifier
5X illuminated stand magnifier with 3 levels of LED illumination and a 65mm wide round lens.  Uses 3 AAA batteries.

News Reader with Handigrip
Lightweight, handheld 2X Fresnel Magnifier, with a 4X bifocal lens for closer viewing

Adapt-a-Lap

Adapt-a-Lap

A light-weight portable desk and reading support..

 

Accessible eReader with text-to-speech
Checkout is limited to customers who require text-to-speech capability, due to a visual or reading impairment.

Please see an Information Services Librarian for checkout.