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

Movies, Music & More

Movies - Music - Audiobooks - Games

DVDs and Blu-rays are available for checkout.  See New at the Library for lists of titles that were were added this month and last month.

In addition, there are movies playing at the library every month.  See  movies are playing this month at the library by visiting the library events calendar.


The library has a wide variety of rock, pop, classical, jazz, electronic, country, world, and Spanish  music on CD and available for download.

See New at the Library for a list of titles that were were added this month and last month.

This collection is organized by the ANSCR Classification System.

Audiobooks are available in multiple formats - CD, downloadable eAudiobooks, and Playaways.

See New at the Library for a list of titles that were were added this month and last month.

Playaways are single-title self-contained audiobooks that are perfect for those on the go.  Here's a list of our Playaway titles.

The library carries games for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360Playstation 3, and Playstation 4.

All of the game titles are requestable via the Main Library MediaBank - except for Nintendo DS and 3DS games.

There are also two gaming magazines: Game Informer and Maximum PC.




Loan Periods

Mediabank Movies: 3 days

DVDs, Blu-rays, Videos (VHS),  Magazines, Video Games and
Quick Picks: 7 days

Art Prints: 90 days

Books & All Other Materials: 28 days

Checkout Limits

60 Total Items

4 Mediabank items (DVDs, Blu-Rays, Video Games)

10 DVDs (includes Mediabank DVDs and Blu-Rays)

4 Video Games (includes Mediabank Video Games)

20 CDs

6 Art Prints

1 Roku Digital Media Player

Reciprocal Borrower
Checkout Limits

Reciprocal Borrowers are limited to a total of 30 items on their library card.  Read our Special Message for Reciprocal Borrowers for more information.  Checkout limits are imposed on the following items:

10 DVDs


Material Request Form

To request material not owned by the library please fill out a Material Request Form. Forms are available at any library service desk or online.