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Gail Borden Public Library
Media & services to meet informational, educational, and recreational needs.

270 N Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120-5505
Gail Borden Public Library - Rakow Branch
General Information About the Rakow Branch For the first time in its 135 year history, the Gail Borden Public Library District opened its first branch. Opened on August 15, 2009, the “Rakow Branch,” located at 2751 W. Bowes Road, features a popular collection, a computer café, Zen gardens and a small “family room” with a fireplace. An external DVD dispenser, one of the first in a North American library, operates during all hours of the day and night, 365 days of the year. The 10,000 square foot building, designed for expansion for up to 30,000 square feet, features environmentally sustainable elements and received gold LEED certification. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
2751 W. Bowes Road
Elgin, IL 60124
127 South McLean Blvd
South Elgin, IL 60177