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Gail Borden Public Library

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Family friendly

The library is very family friendly and i enjoy it when I'm there. My kids enjoy having their alone... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Elgin, Illinois
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Gorgeous Library with Great Exhibits

Gail Borden’s main branch is a beautiful building set on the Fox River. The library has a... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Andrew J
Chicago, Illinois
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270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The library is very family friendly and i enjoy it when I'm there. My kids enjoy having their alone time. And so do I watching them read and enjoy the library.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Gail Borden’s main branch is a beautiful building set on the Fox River. The library has a fantastic children’s section, loads of books and media, rooms for studying and meetings, and rotating exhibits which are fantastic for kids. Check their calendar out online and take...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We sometimes wonder if our taxes are being wisely used. Visiting and using this facility will convince you that in the case of the library, residents are getting a good deal. There is so much "happening" at Gail Borden every day. Kids, teens, young adults,...More

Thank Hal T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The Rakow Branch of the Gail Borden Library is a great resource for residents in the south west area of Elgin. You can have any materials delivered from the main library to the branch. They can then be picked up inside or even at the...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This library does many things to serve the community. Lots of people are serious regulars. Kudos to Gail Borden Library!!!

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Outstanding facility and better staff. A great public resource. There are a variety of spaces to browse, read, explore, think and relax, The library is dynamic with many programs.

Thank fjksak
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Love this computer room for the library members. They have easy to use scanners and printers. No charge to scan. I love studying here. When I need a break there is a cafe and a great path to take a walk. Plenty of parking.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

While my wife checks out new novels I go upsatirs to relax and read the daily paper. Also can get a cold drink and snack at the cafe.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 12 November 2017

When I moved here to Elgin 7 years ago, from Pittsburgh, PA, I never dreamed that I would find a library like this in the suburbs! It is huge facility, beautiful, right on the river with magnificent views, and it offers so much in the...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Best library in my experience! Focused on popular use media, one can find the latest trending titles. Staff are friendly and helpful. The range of programs and populations served reach deep into the communities it serves. I've seen it reach out to homebound populations. There's...More

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