Main Library & Rakow Branch Buildings

The Main Library and the Rakow Branch have both drive-up and interior drops for returning library materials. Most items may be returned at the drive-up return, unless otherwise marked.

Media Dispensers

Media Dispenser discs must be returned directly to the appropriate media dispenser:

  • Those with red cases to the Main Library Mediabank when the building is open.
  • Those with black cases to the Rakow Branch Mediabank any time as it is outside and available 24/7.
  • Those with maroon cases to the South Elgin Branch Media Box when the branch is open.
     

Remote Bookdrops

The library has established bookdrops at various locations in the library district for the return of booksvideos,  and non-Media Dispenser DVDs and Blu-rays only. Please return all other formats to the Main Library or to the Rakow Branch.  

To avoid unnecessary fees do not return materials to a book drop if the contents do not fit safely inside. When book drops are full please return at a later date or visit one of our other conveniently located bookdrops.

Library Branch Locations and Remote Drops

Elgin Locations

Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave.
Elgin, IL 60120

Returns Accepted
Any Time
(except for Media Dispenser discs)

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Rakow Branch
2751 W. Bowes Rd
Elgin, IL 60124

Returns Accepted
Any time

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Jewel East
1040 Summit St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Returns Accepted
Store Hours Only

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Jewel West
1660 Larkin Ave.
Elgin, IL 60123

Returns Accepted
Any Time

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South Elgin Location

South Elgin Branch
127 S. McLean Blvd.
South Elgin, IL 60177

Returns Accepted
Any Time

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In the Community

Bookmobile

Returns Accepted
Returns only accepted at a Bookmobile stop

Bookmobile Stops