Main Library & Rakow Branch Buildings

The Main Library and the Rakow Branch have both drive-up and interior drops for returning library materials.  Most items may be returned at the drive-up return, unless otherwise marked.

Media Dispensers

Media Dispenser discs must be returned directly to the appropriate media dispenser:

  • Those with red cases to the Main Library Mediabank when the building is open.
  • Those with black cases to the Rakow Branch Mediabank any time as it is outside and available 24/7.
  • Those with maroon cases to the South Elgin Branch Media Box when the branch is open.

Remote Bookdrops

The library has established bookdrops at various locations in the library district for the return of booksvideos,  and non-Media Dispenser DVDs and Blu-rays only.  Please return all other formats to the Main Library or to the Rakow Branch.  

To avoid unnecessary fees do not return materials to a book drop if the contents do not fit safely inside. When book drops are full please return at a later date or visit one of our other conveniently located bookdrops.

Remote Drop and Library Branch Locations

Jewel East
1040 Summit St.
(store hours only)
Jewel West
1660 Larkin Ave.
(any time)
Main Library
270 N Grove Ave.
(any time-except for Media Dispenser discs)
Rakow Branch
2751 W. Bowes Rd
(any time)
South Elgin

South Elgin Branch
127 S. McLean Blvd.
South Elgin

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