Services & Resources
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.
We have an easy to use scan station where you can scan photos or documents to: E-mail or a USB drive for free ; or to Fax (cost is $1.00/page) ; or Print (cost is .20/page for B&W or .50/page for color).
Photocopies can be made by the public at a charge of $0.20 per page.
The blind, sight impaired, or learning disabled may apply for the talking book service at the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center.
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 assistance.
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 7th grade or older may use the internet connection. Students younger than 7th 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 7th grade and older.
See our section on Library Internet Policies for a complete overview of the rules which must be observed when using this computer.
Persons in Yorkville may register to vote upon presenting two forms of identification with the citizen`s current address.
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 available to access our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition. Please inquire at the adult reference desk for entry to our Local History Room.
The Hardekopf Music Collection is a collection of over 800 pieces of sheet music and music books donated by the family 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.
Beacon-News – daily
Chicago Tribune – daily
Kendall County Record – weekly
Wall Street Journal – daily
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
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.