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 two 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.

As of November 1st, 2014, we will no longer be adding titles to My Media Mall. Instead we will focus on building a new and improved collection of eBooks and audiobooks through our 3M Cloud Library. If you don't see the title you want in the 3M Cloud Library, please let us know by filling out a materials request form.

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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.



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Android Tablets, iPads, & Nook Tablets


Kindle Fire



Kindle Classic & Paperwhite


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Nook Classic & SimpleTouch




Classic iPod & MP3 Players




Tumble Books

eBooks for kids