The Library offers a variety of special services to assist Library patrons.
Home delivery service is available to Batavia Public Library patrons who are unable to visit the Library for health or vision reasons. This service includes free delivery of Library materials, including books, large print books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, videos, CDs, and magazines.
If you or someone you know is interested in this service, please call (630) 879-1393, ext. 290.
An Optelec print magnifier is available for use at the Library. This easy-to-use machine allows you to magnify the print in a book, in other printed material, or on a small object.
The Library’s large print collection contains several thousand books, including fiction, nonfiction, and biographies. It also includes one large print magazine, Reader’s Digest. The large print collection is located near the front of the Library, in front of the nonfiction collection.
The Library offers a motorized scooter for use by mobility-impaired Library patrons. Please ask at the Check Out Desk for the key.
The scooter was acquired through a grant from the Friends of the Batavia Public Library.
The Library has a TDD/TTY (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf/Tele TYpewriter), in order to communicate over the phone line with patrons who are hearing and speech impaired. The Library’s TDD/TTY number is (630) 879-8335.
Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center
The Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center provides free library service to people unable to read or use conventional print material due to a visual or physical disability. This service provides books on talking book audio tapes and the playback equipment required to listen to them.