MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH 847-531-7271
2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm

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.


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 rechargeable or disposable AAA batteries

Aladdin Companion

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

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.

Adapt-a-Lap

Adapt-a-Lap
A light-weight portable desk and reading support.