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Gail Borden Public Library

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Surprisingly Very Impressive

Amazing library. Needed to go here to renew my passport and was shocked how beautiful and well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
South Barrington, Illinois
Fabulous way to spend the aftwrmoon

Fabulous way to spend your day. Browsing for books, movies, music or videos. There is always a... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2019
Elgin, Illinois
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270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120-5596
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing library. Needed to go here to renew my passport and was shocked how beautiful and well stocked this building. Worthy of visiting just for historical or general interest purposes.

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous way to spend your day. Browsing for books, movies, music or videos. There is always a craft for the kiddos to enjoy and fun for them to play a game in the children section.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We are extremely lucky to have this Library in Elgin. Everything about it is the best. Anything you need is available. Books, tapes, computers, children's books, etc.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChickenLady17
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Best library in the suburbs as there is nothing that is not available for adults as well for children!!!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank afterset
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Gail Borden Library is a treasure in Elgin. It is a beautiful, open, state-of-the-art facility. It is probably the most used and visited facility in downtown Elgin. It is located in a beautiful spot along the Fox River. An impressive, contemporary facility!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff L
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Just a great, family friendly, full of life, beautiful library! Been there multiple times with our boys. Location is also beautiful, right next to the fox river and downtown Elgin.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Terry K
Reviewed May 31, 2019

It is kinda nice to go omewhere and actually the people you need to with are coutious and very helpful

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rena F
Reviewed April 16, 2019

They have a river-view room which is quiet, has a nice fireplace, and tables to keep your tea. Beautiful, picturesque view. They also have all up to date technologies, sometimes a harpist in the main area, and other times, a pianist. Wonderful book selection, clean...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank peggyisreviewing
Reviewed April 14, 2019

One of best Libraries around. They did a great job setting this place up and the staff is always hel[pfull

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RRPhoto
Reviewed April 14, 2019

There are always interesting exhibits and activities going on; something for all age groups. First rate library!

Date of experience: March 2019
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