Batavia Public Library

Contact the Circulation department at
(630) 879-1393, option 1, for information about getting a resident library card

Turn your eCard into a permanent card

To convert your temporary eCard to a full-access resident card, please do the following:

  • Visit the Check Out Desk to convert your card
  • Please have your Photo ID and address verification ready
  • Note: Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to register for a Library card

Getting a library card - at the Library

Residents of Batavia Public Library District are entitled to a library card.

Applicants under 18 (children and teens) must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and provide proof of residency.

To apply for a Batavia Public Library card, you will need to provide a photo ID and one piece of identification that verifies your residency. The following documents containing your name and address will be accepted as proof of residency:

  • Current utility bill
  • Current real estate tax bill
  • Rental agreement or lease
  • Current bank statement
  • Current credit card bill

Individuals who own property but do not reside within the Batavia Public Library District may apply for a Non-Resident Tax Payer Card with a photo ID and current property tax bill. One card per parcel of land is issued for one year. Applications are available at the Check Out Desk.

Individuals residing outside the Batavia Public Library District and not within the boundaries of any public library district may obtain a Non-Resident Fee Card for a determined fee. These cards are issued for one year. For more information, or to fill out an application, visit the Check Out Desk.

Please note: Not all Batavia addresses are within the Batavia Public Library District. There are three ways to determine within which library district you reside:
• Your real estate tax bill lists which library your taxes support.
• The back of your Voter’s Registration card lists your Library District.
• Inquire by calling the Batavia Public Library Circulation Services department, (630) 879-1393 ext. 100.

Renewing or Replacing Your Card

Batavia Public Library cards are automatically renewed every three years for cardholders living within the Library District.

Residents who have turned 18 will need to register for a new library card.

Property owners may renew their library card with a photo ID and current property tax bill.

Non-Residents may renew their card for a determined fee.

For your protection, please report a lost or stolen card to the Library immediately. Please bring your photo ID to obtain a replacement card. There is a $2.00 fee.

Getting a library card - at home

Residents of the Batavia Public Library District can now complete the library card registration form online.  

Residents of the Batavia Public Library District can now complete the library card registration form online.  

Click here to register or renew from home. 

After the registration form has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Library staff will confirm that your address is within our district, register your account, and mail the card and activation instructions to you.  

  • New cards:
    • New cardholders will be limited to 15 checkouts until photo ID is provided and a signature is obtained. 
    • To provide photo ID and sign the library card agreement, you can either:
      • Stop by the Check Out Desk during Library hours, OR
      • Contact the Circulation Department at (630) 879-1393, option 1 to make arrangements via curbside
  • Renewals:
    • Photo ID and signature requirements have previously been filled. Normal checkout limits apply. 

Individuals who reside outside of the Batavia Public Library District and have a library card at their home library can now complete the reciprocal borrower registration form online.  

Click here to register or renew from home. 

After the registration form has been completed, you will receive a confirmation email. Library staff will confirm that your card is in good standing with your home library.  

  • New cards: Photo ID and a signature must be provided. The Circulation Department will be in contact to make arrangements. 
  • Renewals: Photo ID and signature requirements have previously been filled. 

What is my card number?

When logging into “my account” in the catalog, you will find an option for “forgot my card.” Fill in your last name and birthday and an email including your library card number will be sent to the email address in your account.

Your Library Card Pin

When you sign up for a Library card, we assign your PIN to be the last 4 digits of the primary phone number, or you can request a PIN of your choosing.

Changing your PIN

If an email address is set up for your account, then your PIN can be reset via My Account by clicking “forgot my PIN” (an email will be sent with further instructions). Otherwise, Circulation clerks can reset your PIN at the Check Out Desk.

PINs must be all numeric characters and can contain between 4 and 20 characters.