MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH 847-531-7271
2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm

 

Accessible Library Services

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
  • Homebound 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.
  • Voices of Vision
    Voices of Vision is part of a statewide and national network of libraries which provide the talking book and braille service.
  • Books on CD
  • Accesible Keyboards in Computer Center
    Keyboards with large keys and high contrast colors/li>
  • Large-type books
  • Braille books