Batavia Public Library

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During Library hours:

  • Call us at (630) 879-1393
  • Text us! Text 833-422-5022 and type your question.

Library Hours

Monday:        9 am–5 pm          Tuesday:       12–8 pm
Wednesday:  9 am–5 pm          Thursday:     12–8 pm
Friday:            9 am–5 pm         Saturday:       9 am–5 pm
Sunday:         12–5 pm


Place a hold on materials
You may still get the physical items that you desire. Use the online catalog to place holds on books and the other materials, or we can place holds for you; just call us, send us an email, text us, or chat with us at your convenience.

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 (if driving)
• Call the Circulation Department at (630) 879-1393 Option 1
• Provide your Library card number
Circulation will put the 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:

Please continue to check the Library’s Web site for further updates on a regular basis.

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, which including both mail-in and online options, please visit the Kane County Clerks website:

Notary Public

Notary public services are offered at The UPS Store, by appointment. The nearest location is at 1770 S Randall Rd Ste A, Geneva, IL 60134. (630) 262-7447

Book Donations

The Library is unable to accept book donations due to COVID-19. Please do not place donations in the book returns. Some other organizations that are currently accepting book donations include:

450 N Randall Rd
Batavia, IL 60510

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

Discover Books For a list of locations

Stay 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.

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.

Temporary Batavia Public Library eCards

The purpose of the eCard is to provide temporary access to the Digital Library for patrons who are eligible for a regular library card but prevented from registering for a library card because the Library building is closed at this time.

·   Temporary eCards are available for individuals age 14 or older who live within the Batavia Public Library District service area

·   Temporary eCards will provide access to online digital resources including eBooks, eAudio Books, online databases, and more!