Batavia Public Library

Your Library During COVID-19

Mask Guidelines

For your safety and ours, masks are REQUIRED for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

These guidelines are in accordance with CDC recommendations that everyone (age 2+) wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission of COVID-19.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation in keeping our community healthy.
Please check back for updates.

Come inside! We’re open

We ask that all patrons respect social distancing and follow Library mask guidelines while visiting the Library.

Come inside! We’re open

For fully vaccinated patrons, face coverings are optional.
We trust and expect that patrons who are not fully vaccinated will continue to wear face coverings.
We ask that all patrons continue to respect social distancing.

Curbside Pick Up: Services

We understand that some of our patrons are not comfortable with the new masking regulations. Therefore, the Library is happy to provide contact-free options for materials and Summer Reading Club reward pickup.

We continue to offer curbside pickup for materials. Book requests can be made through the catalog or over the phone for pick-up at your convenience. ​In addition, Youth and Adult Services staff are happy to pull materials for you through the “Surprise Me Bundle” service, based on the information you provide.

If you are part of our Summer Reading ClubReading Colors Your World, and have reached a prize level, ​please come to the Library’s curbside pickup location in front of the Library. For children, call 630-879-1393 ext. 500. For adults and teens, call 630-879-1393 ext. 200. We will bring the rewards outside to you.

Curbside Pick Up: How To

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, you can request your holds – no appointment needed:

• 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 the front doors under the portico) for you to collect.

Library Hours

    Mon.–Thurs: 9am–9pm
    Fri.–Sat.:       9 am–5 pm
    Sun.:              1–5pm (June–August)

Text Us!

  • Text (630) 626-8398 / (630) 626-TEXT.
  • Type your question.
    Text reference service is available during normal Library hours. There is no charge for this service, but your carrier’s standard message rates apply.

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.

Use a Computer

Internet computers in the Adult Services department are available on a limited basis. Computer appointments are encouraged. Call 630-879-1393 ext. 2 to make your appointment.

Additional services:

OUTSIDE the Library:
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Walk-Up Book Return
  • Drive-up book return in the lower circle drive
  • Curbside printouts
INSIDE the Library:
  • Online public access catalogs (OPACs) and self-check stations are available
    Self-check stations now accept credit cards (and debit card used as credit cards), including contactless payment options
  • In-person assistance at the Check Out Desk, Youth Services Desk, and Reference Desk (with limitations), which will include registering (or renewing) library cards, converting eCards to regular cards, and accepting payments
  • Internet computers in the Adult Services department will be available on a limited basis. Computer appointments are encouraged. Call 630-879-1393 ext. 2 to make your appointment.
  • Photocopiers, scanner (in Local History Room), and public-access fax machine
  • Notary service is available; please call 630-879-1393 ext. 2 before your visit to verify that a notary will be available
  • Services may be added (or adjusted) as circumstances warrant.

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

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