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
Gail Borden Library Services


Gail Borden Library Services

24/7 eLibrary
A variety of entertainment and educational resources that you can access at any time of the day or night.

Technology Classes
Gail Borden seeks to offer a wide range of technology classes to fit your needs! From beginner level computer training to advanced level Microsoft classes, we have skilled trainers ready to help. Search our offerings and sign up today!

Information about the Computer Center, library-wide Wi-Fi, email notices, and more.

Home Services
Free monthly delivery is provided to anyone who lives in the Gail Borden Public Library District and is unable to visit the library due to temporary or permanent illness or disability.

Resources for New Americans
Here, you will find resources and information about the process of becoming a citizen and adjusting to life in the United States.

Affordable Care Act
Links to resources that provide more information and access to the Insurance Marketplace.

Tax Forms & Information
Access to federal and state tax forms and publ

Voter Registration & Information
Residents of the State of Illinois may register to vote at the first floor registration desk when the library is open.

Community Information
Find information and resources for Elgin and South Elgin.

For Parents
Information and services for parents.

For Teachers
Information and services for teachers.

Ask a Librarian

Need help finding a book or information? Ask a librarian today!

Text Message

You can send your question via text message to 847-754-4599
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By Appointment

Meet with a librarian for personalized service!

  • Services for readers
  • Using library materials
  • Research guidance
  • eBook and technology training
  • Genealogy and local history
  • Citizenship assistance

 Call 847-429-4680 to schedule an appointment


A librarian is available to answer your questions by telephone when the library is open.

Please check library hours.

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