Reciprocal Borrowing


A Batavia Public Library cardholder in good standing may use his or her library card at other libraries to borrow materials, subject to the lending rules and policies of the other libraries. Those materials are the responsibility of the individual who borrows them, and are subject to all of the fines, rules, and regulations of the lending library.


Often libraries limit the borrowing privileges of reciprocal borrowers, and it is best to inquire about local rules and procedures before making your selection. Reciprocal borrowing privileges at the Batavia Public Library will be extended to patrons of any library that extends privileges to residents of Batavia.


Individuals presenting a valid card from another public library in Illinois and a photo ID or other proof of identity may borrow materials from the Batavia Public Library, provided that their privileges in their home library are not suspended for any reason.


Batavia is now a part of the SWAN library consortium. Being part of SWAN means your library card is ready to use at any public library that is part of SWAN.



SWAN Libraries:


Library Name

Acorn PLD  

Alsip-Merrionette Pk PLD  

Batavia PLD  

Bedford Park PLD  

Beecher Comm. Library Dist.

Bellwood PL  

Bensenville Community PLD

Berkeley PL  

Berwyn PL  

Bloomingdale PL

Blue Island PL  

Bridgeview PL  

Broadview PLD  

Brookfield PL  

Calumet City PL  

Calumet Park

Carol Stream PL  

Chicago Heights PL

Chicago Ridge PL  

Cicero PL  

Clarendon Hills PL  

Crestwood PLD  

Crete PLD  

Dolton PLD   

Downers Grove PL  

Eisenhower PLD  

Elmwood Park PL  

Evergreen Park PL  

Flossmoor PL  

Forest Park PL  

Frankfort Bookmobile 

Frankfort PLD  

Franklin Park PL  

Geneva PLD  

Glen Ellyn PL  

Glenwood-Lynwood PLD

Grande Prairie PLD

Harvey PLD  

Hillside PL  

Hinsdale PL  

Hodgkins PLD  

Homewood PLD  

Indian Prairie PLD  

Itasca Community Library 

Justice PLD  

Kaneville PLD  

La Grange PL  

LaGrange Park PLD

Lansing PL  

Lyons PL  

Markham PL  

Matteson PL  

Maywood PLD  

McCook PLD  

Melrose Park PL  

Messenger PL of North Aurora  

Midlothian PL  

Nancy McConathy PL

North Riverside PLD

Northlake PLD  

Oak Brook PL  

Oak Lawn PL  

Oak Park- Dole 

Oak Park- Maze

Oak Park PL  

Palos Heights PL  

Palos Park PL  

Park Forest PL  

Prairie Trails PLD  

Richton Park PLD  

River Forest PL  

River Grove PLD  

Riverdale PLD  

Riverside PL  

Schiller Park PL  

South Holland PL  

St. Charles PLD  

Steger-South Chicago Heights PLD

Stickney- Forest View PLD

Sugar Grove PLD  

Summit PLD  

Thomas Ford Memorial Library 

Thornton PL  

Tinley Park PL  

Town & Country PL

University Park PLD

Villa Park PL  

West Chicago PLD  

Westchester PL  

Westmont PL  

William Leonard PLD

Wood Dale PLD  

Woodridge PL  

Worth PLD