Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY
270 North Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
847-742-2411
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH
2751 West Bowes Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123
847-531-7271
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
SOUTH ELGIN BRANCH
127 South McLean Blvd.
South Elgin, IL 60177
847-931-2090
MONDAY-THURSDAY 10am-7pm
FRIDAY CLOSED
SATURDAY 10am-4pm
SUNDAY Noon-4pm

The library has compiled a list of accessible library services and materials to make visiting the library easier for all persons with physical disabilities

Resources for All Persons with Disabilities

  • Library Program Assistance
    The library accommodates customers with disabilities attending library programs and events. Please call 847-742-2411 to discuss arrangements at least seven days prior to a scheduled event.

Resources for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Resources for Persons with Limited Mobility

  • Library is located on public transportation routes
  • Fully accessible building with electronically-operated front door, drinking fountain, & elevator
  • Home Services
    Free monthly delivery is provided to anyone who lives in the Gail Borden Public Library District and is homebound due to temporary or permanent illness or disability, or who is unable to visit the library.
  • Adapt-a-lap
    A light-weight portable desk and reading support.
  • Wheelchair & motorized scooters
  • Reference & Telephone services by telephone
  • Telephone & online reserves of materials

Resources for Persons with Visual Impairments

  • Magnifiers
    The library has several types of magnifiers available for check-out at the Customer Service Desk.
  • Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center
    Voices of Vision is part of a statewide and national network of libraries which provide the talking book and braille service.
  • Books on CD
  • Accessible Keyboards in Computer Center
    Keyboards with large keys and high contrast colors
  • Large-type books
  • Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center
     Visit the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center website!