Batavia Public Library

Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-1393

Mon.–Thurs:    9 am–9 pm
Fri.–Sat.:           9 am–5 pm
Sunday:             12   –  5 pm

NoveList Book Discussion Guides

Find fiction and nonfiction books similar to your favorites! NoveList Plus provides information about more than 150,000 fiction and 50,000 nonfiction books. It offers book discussion guides, author read-alikes, lists of award winners, series information, and various ways to search for books.

Log in from outside of the library 
  • Click on the Access NOVELIST button above.
  • In the “Library Card Number” box, type the barcode number located on the back of your Batavia Public Library card, without the spaces.
  • In the “PIN” box, type your PIN. (Unless you have changed your PIN, it is the last 4 digits of your phone number.)
  • Click the Submit button.
Book Discussion Guides

You can find a list of Book Discussion Guides from any page in NoveList.

  • Choose the “Quick Links” drop-down menu from the orange toolbar at the top of every page.
  • Click on “Book Discussion Guides” for links to hundreds of Discussion Guides for fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.
Find a Book Discussion Guide for a specific title

You can refine your search by using limiters on the left-hand column of the results page.

  • Enter the title in the “Basic Search” box that appears at the top of every page, and click “Search.”
  • Choose the correct title from the results list.
  • Scroll down the resulting Book Details Page to the four tabs that appear below the basic information about the book. Click the “Lists & Articles” tab. If there is a Book Discussion Guide available for your book, the link will appear at the top of the list.

Statement of Mission

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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