Community Services and Resources

Homebound Service

Are you unable to drive any longer? Are you confined to your home? Are you temporarily laid up with a broken bone, a difficult pregnancy, recent surgery?

You can have books or other library materials delivered to you at home at no cost! Contact the library for more information at (630) 553-4354.

Photocopier

Photocopies can be made by the public at a charge of $0.20 per page.

Talking Books

The blind, sight impaired, or learning disabled may print an application for the talking book service at Voices of Vision website. Voices of Vision in Geneva, IL is the local service center for this Library of Congress Program. 

Magnifying Machine

If you have an item with print that is too small to see we have a magnifier that may help. It is an easy to use machine that will enlarge the view of an item so it can be seen clearly. Ask at the adult reference desk for assitsance.

Public Access Computers

Use of the computer workstations with internet access, except for the "express" workstation in the Adult Services department, is limited to holders of a valid Yorkville Public Library card and to registered reciprocal borrowers who have signed the Internet connection is available on a first come, first served basis.

Students 9th grade or older may use the internet connection. Students younger than 9th grade may use the internet connection when accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. The parent or guardian must come to the library and sign the Internet Use Disclaimer for students in high school.

See our section on Library Internet Policies for a complete overview of the rules which must be observed when using this computer.

Voter Registration

Persons residing within the city of Yorkville may register to vote upon presenting two forms of identification with the citizen`s current address.

Local History

The Library has a room dedicated to local history research. The Kendall County Record from 1864 and the Kendall County U.S. Census are available on microfilm here. A computer is also availible to access our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition. Please inquire at the adult reference desk for entry to our Local History Room.

Sheet Music

The Hardekopf Music Collection is a collection of over 800 pieces of sheet music and music books donated by the falily of Erma Hardekopf, who was a dedicated music teacher in Yorkville for many years. This collection is in the Local History Room. Please inquire at the adult reference desk for access to this material.

Newspapers

Beacon-News - daily
Chicago Tribune - daily
Kendall County Record - weekly
Wall Street Journal - daily


Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?
Sharing books and other materials among libraries. Through this cooperation you have access to  many materials which your library does not own. You may place a hold from our Online Catalog.

What is available?
Books on all kinds of subjects. Photocopies of newspapers and magazine articles. Audio Books and DVD`s.

How long will I have to wait for a loan or a copy?
Usually 3 to 10 days. The length of time you will have to wait for your loan varies.

What will it cost?
Usually nothing. But let the librarian know if you are willing to pay lending charges.