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Gail Borden Public Library

270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596
+1 847-742-2411
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Love this computer room for the library members. They have easy to use scanners and printers. No... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Susan B
via mobile
Went with wife to pick out some books

While my wife checks out new novels I go upsatirs to relax and read the daily paper. Also can get a... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Bob T
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Elgin, Illinois
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“all ages” (8 reviews)
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270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596
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+1 847-742-2411
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Reviewed 3 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
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Reviewed 22 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
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Reviewed 11 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

Thank huggatree2
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is clean, modern, open and there are so many volunteers and helpful staff! They have special exhibits that are Chicago museum - like - highest quality. The Audio visual center is par none! My only criticism is that there were more availability to...More

Thank Carrie D
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a big, beautiful, busy library with a great collection, helpful staff, lots of e-book options, and programs for all ages. It is a gem. My favorite spot is the quiet reading room on the second floor with a view of the river (and...More

Thank hazelhedge
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My wife met with a friend in an upstairs meeting room and I went to the coffee shop for a snack. The library is sensibly arranged with good signage. The staff are eager to help.

Thank Jim-J-Alg
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have never been into the library, but just north of it is a great ramp for taking your kayak out of the Fox River (before you hit the dam...) I like to put in just below the Carpentersville dam and take out by the...More

Thank JenniferG0730
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

When I first saw the Gail Borden Public Library I was so impressed with the building. And the location near the Fox River adds to its beauty. The amenities offered by this library to the community are extensive. Of course you can check out books,...More

Thank SandiMcClure
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went to see the dinosaurs. My grandchildren ages four, six, nine and 12 all love the library. There is something for everybody. A large kitchen area to plan computers. I how about Mrs. Santa Claus every year and go there for the books that...More

Thank Mayapauline
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