Batavia Public Library
Home delivery service is available to Batavia Public Library patrons who are unable to visit the Library for health or vision reasons. This service includes free delivery of Library materials, including books, large print books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, videos, CDs, and magazines.
If you or someone you know is interested in this service, please call (630) 879-1393, ext. 290.
A Kensington Orbit Trackball for use with the lab computers, express computers, and catalog stations is available upon request at the Adult Services Desk. It offers advanced ergonomics, with less wrist and hand movement that will ease the pain of repetitive-stress injuries and works equally well for right- or left-handed users.
A large type high-contrast keyboard for use with the lab computers, express computers, and catalog stations is available upon request at the Adult Services Desk.
An Optelec print magnifier is available for use at the Library. This easy-to-use machine allows you to magnify the print in a book, in other printed material, or on a small object.
The Library offers a motorized scooter and a wheelchair for use by mobility-impaired Library patrons. Please ask at the Check Out Desk for the key. The scooter was acquired through a grant from the Friends of the Batavia Public Library.
Basket carts are now available for your use inside the Library. Use them to hold bulky or heavy items while you are browsing.
They can be found near the Check Out Desk / self-check machine.
The Library has a TDD/TTY (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf/Tele TYpewriter), in order to communicate over the phone line with patrons who are hearing and speech impaired. The Library’s TDD/TTY number is (630) 879-8335.
The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center provides free library service to people unable to read or use conventional print material due to a visual or physical disability. This service provides books on talking book audio tapes and the playback equipment required to listen to them.
You can reach the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center at – 1 (800) 252-8980.
The Library’s large print collection contains several thousand books, including fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. It also includes one large print magazine, Reader’s Digest. The large print collection is located near the front of the Library, in front of the nonfiction collection.
Our Youth Services staff is happy to suggest materials for you and your child and help you locate them in the Youth Services department. More information . . .
Batavia Public Library District (“Library”) Batavia, Illinois. Notice of Release, Hold Harmless, and Indemnification. (Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Use)
As a service and convenience to visitors, the Library provides Wheelchair(s) and Mobility Scooter(s) to visitors with limited mobility for use in the Library. In consideration for being permitted to use, and by using, Wheelchair sand Mobility Scooters provided by the Library, for use within the Library, you, the User understand, agree, represent, and acknowledge that:—
(1) I am familiar with Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters and their proper use.
(2) Use of Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters by anyone over300pounds may be dangerous.
(3) Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters may not be used on or near stairs or other dangerous or potentially dangerous access points.
(4) The Library makes no warranties or representations regarding the fitness of Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters for any purpose, and the Library
provides no instruction on how to use Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters.
(5) I use Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters voluntarily and at my own risk, and I assume full and absolute responsibility for any and all personal injuries or
property damage which I may suffer, or which may occur during or related to my use of Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters.
(6) I fully and for ever release and discharge the Library, its Trustees, Officers, Employees, or Agents, and I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless
from any and all claims, causes of action, losses, attorneys’ fees, costs, or other damages resulting from, arising out of, or relating in any way to my
use of Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters.
The mission of the Batavia Public Library is to provide and ensure access to materials and services to meet the lifelong learning needs of residents and organizations, as well as to create a welcoming place to gather, exchange ideas, and participate in cultural events.
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