Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH 847-531-7271
2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
SUNDAY Noon-5pm

eBooks & eAudiobooks


Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks day or night!

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The library has three different collections of eBooks:

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3M Cloud Library has eBooks for Gail Borden Public Library cardholders only.  The collection is primarily adult fiction but also has kids, nonfiction, teen, and Spanish titles.  eBooks checkout for 28 days.  Cardholders can check out 5 eBooks at one time from 3M Cloud Library.

Hoopla has everything you are looking for in one stop.  This collection contains fiction, nonfiction, audio books, comics, movies, TV and music for all ages.  Enjoy up to 5 items a month and 21 day checkouts for books, audiobooks and comics.

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MyMediaMall shares titles with 30 other libraries and is for Gail Borden Public Library cardholders. The collection has adult fiction and nonfiction, kids, teen, and Spanish titles.  eBooks and eAudiobooks can be checked out for 7, 14, or 21 days.  Cardholders can check out 5 books at one time from MyMediaMall.

Tumble Book library is an online collection of animated talking picture books and audio books which teach young children the joys of reading. There are no expiration dates or book limits for this resource.


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Android Tablets, iPads, & Kindle Fire Tablets

Kindle Classic & Paperwhite

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Nook Classic & SimpleTouch


Classic iPod & MP3 Players