Who may have a Gail Borden Library Card?

All residents of the library district are eligible for a library card.

Reciprocal Borrowers
Residents from other library service areas may borrow materials from Gail Borden Library. Please bring your home library card to our Sign-up Desk for assistance. For more information please read our Special Message for Reciprocal Borrowers.

Educator cards are available to educators at preschools, private schools or any U-46 school located within the Gail Borden Library District. Please contact the library Sign-up Desk at 847-429-4597 for assistance for preschool through 12th grade.

Business cards are available for business or non-profit organizations located within the Gail Borden Library District. Please contact the Sign-up Desk at 847-429-4597 for guidelines

Visitor cards are available to persons who are temporary residents with the Gail Borden Library District. Please contact the Sign-up Desk at 847-429-4597 for guidelines.

How to Get Your Online Library Card

Online library card registration is available for Gail Borden Public Library District residents.   

Once your registration is complete you will receive a barcode number via email, this number can be used immediately to access online materials.

If you wish to make your new card a full-use card,  please bring identification to any Gail Borden Public Library location to receive a physical card and access to the full range of materials and services the library offers.

Not sure if you live in the district?  Click here to see a district map.

If you do not reside in the district and want a Gail Borden Library card, you must first obtain a library card at your home library.   When you visit Gail Borden Public Library in person you can have your home library card registered as a Reciprocal Borrower



Viewing Your Library Account

Account information is available online through the Library Catalog.

After logging into your account, you have the ability to: 

  • view items checked out, including due dates
  • renew materials
  • sign up for GailMail
  • sign up for e-mail notices
  • sign up for text notices
  • change your e-mail address
  • Opt in & Opt out of My Reading History

PLEASE NOTETo protect your privacy, always log out of your account when finished.