Who may have a Gail Borden Library Card?

All residents of the library district are eligible for a library card.
[Note: District resident cards expire every three years and must be renewed.]

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 Library District residents only and educators in the library district. Click here to see a district map. After you register online, you will receive a barcode number via email. You can use the barcode number immediately to check out online materials for 60 days. (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, then visit Gail Borden Library in person when the library re-opens to have your home library card registered as a Reciprocal Borrower.)

For children, having a library card can be a great first lesson in responsibility. Materials checked out must be well cared for and returned on time. Whether or not children are ready for their own library card is a decision best left to parents and legal guardians, whose signature is required for all children under age 18.

Card holders are responsible for any items checked out on their card, including replacement costs for damaged or lost items. These will be charged to the card and must be paid in full. A word of caution: never loan your library card.

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.