Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public Library is open to public access during Library hours.

It’s your choice:

Come inside! Grab & Go

Stay outside! Curbside pickup

Stay home! eMedia and online events

Library Hours

Mon., Wed., Fri.:        9 am–5 pm
Tues., Thurs.:             12–8 pm
Saturday:                      9 am–5 pm
Sunday:                        12–5 pm


Place a hold on materials

Use the online catalog to place holds on books and the other materials, or let us place holds for you; call us, send us an email, text us, or chat with us.

When your holds are ready for pick-up

You will receive an automated hold notice from SWAN by email, text, or phone (whichever method you have chosen for your account).

When you arrive at the Library

• Park your car
• Call the Circulation Department at (630) 879-1393 Option 1
• Provide your Library card number
• We will place bagged items on the curbside pickup table (located outside front doors under the portico) for you to collect.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 when you use the Curbside Pickup Service, face masks are encouraged for all patrons.

Additional services:

OUTSIDE the Library:

Internet access available in Library parking lot

Visitors may use their own digital devices to access the Library’s free Wi-Fi from the Library parking lot, 24/7. The Library also has several Wi-Fi hotspots available for check out; please call (630) 879-1393 ext. 200 to inquire.

Services not available at this time

Voter Registration: For full information about registering to vote please visit the Kane County Clerks website:

Book Donations: The Library is unable to accept book donations due to COVID-19. Please do not place donations in the book returns.

Organizations that are currently accepting book donations:

Goodwill: 450 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

Salvation Army: 1710 South 7th Ave, St Charles, IL 60174

Discover Books: list of locations

Have questions? We can help!

Email us at

During Library hours:

  • Call us at (630) 879-1393
  • Text (630) 626-8398 / (630) 626-TEXT.
  • Type your question.

Enjoy the Library from home!

Download & Stream eMedia

You have 24/7 access to the Batavia Public Library through the internet. Download or stream an eBook, movie, graphic novel, eAudiobook, music, and more, using the Library’s eBooks & eMedia.

Online Events

Enjoy our events and programs from wherever you are. All our events are virtual. Check our online event calendar to find events for all ages.

Request a Surprise Me Bundle

Curbside Printouts

During the curbside pickup phase, Batavia Public Library will print up to 20 black-and-white pages (or 3 color pages) per patron per week, free of charge.
Curbside printing instructions.

Face masks are encouraged
for all curbside pickup patrons.

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