Batavia Public Library

NOTE: During the temporary COVID-19 SHUTDOWN 

  • All feature film DVDs, New DVDs, video games and bike locks will check out for 1 week, with up to two renewals.
  • All other Library items will check out for 3 weeks, with up to two renewals.
  • These items will not generate overdue fines, however, if a library item becomes 14 days overdue, your card will be blocked until the item is checked in. Because we must quarantine returned items for 4 days, please be sure to return your items within 10 days of the due date to avoid any blocks on your library card.
  • Items not returned 42 days after the due date, are billed as LOST.
  • Cake Pans, Bocce Ball Set, Slide Projector, and Projection Screen are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19
  • To Borrow a bike lock, ask at the Check Out Desk. They can be checked out by any library patron in good standing, for 7 days. Bike locks cannot be placed on hold. Bike locks cannot be renewed. When you return the bike lock, please be sure to return the key clipped to the lock.

NOTE: If you do not return the bike lock before the Library closing time (see hours) you will be charged a 10 cent fine for each day that you do not return the bike lock.

Thank you for understanding as we manage our library materials with the goal of getting our collection circulating quickly among more patrons. 

Item Type

Loan Period

Overdue Fine Per Day

Maximum Overdue Fee

Books (& all Large Print Books)

28 days

10 ₡

$4.20

New Childrens Books

Audiobooks

Playaways ®

CDs

Literacy Kits

Kits

Book Bags

Nooks

$1.00

$42.00

New Adult Books

14 days

10 ₡

$4.20

All Adult Nonfiction DVDs

TV series DVD

New CDs

Magazines

Puzzles / Games

New TV series DVD

$1.00

$42.00

Older DVDs

7 days

10 ₡

$4.20

Video Games

$1.00

$42.00

New DVDs

3 Days

$1.00

$42.00

Interlibrary Loans

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Bicycle Locks 

1 day

10 ₡

$4.20

Cake Pans – are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19

14 day

10 ₡

$4.20

LIBRARY OF THINGS*

Bocce Ball Set* – are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19

14 day

$1.00

$42

Slide Projector* – are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19

14 day

$1.00

$42

Projection Screen* – are temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19

14 day

$1.00

$42

Wi-Fi Hotspot*
Only 1 Hotspot can be checked out on a Library card at the same time

14 day

$1.00

$42

*Maximum checkouts for Library of Things – Patrons may only check out two pieces of Equipment at a time. This means a patron may have the slide projector and projection screen checked out, but may not also have the bocce ball set.

Manage Your Account

Renew Materials

Batavia Public Library automatically renews eligible items.
Your items will be renewed automatically unless:
  • Another patron has the item on hold
  • The item has already been renewed twice
  • Your fines total $5.00 or more
  • The item belongs to a library outside of the SWAN consortium (Interlibrary Loans)
Two days before your items are due, the library’s computer system will try to renew your items.
  • Items that can be renewed will be extended for an additional loan period from the due date.
  • Items that can not be renewed will be due on the original due date.
  • If you have a valid email address in your account, you will receive an email telling you which items were not renewed, which items were renewed, and the due dates for the items.

Suspend your holds

If you have requested an item, but you want to delay its pick-up date, you can suspend/freeze the hold on that item, keeping your place in line. For example, if you are going on vacation and don’t want to miss getting your requested items, you can suspend/freeze the hold before you leave and set a date for the hold to resume/unfreeze after your return. Complete information.