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SWAN Consortium

Messenger Public Library shares materials with over 100+ area libraries through the SWAN consortium. Search the catalog to find an item, then select “Place a Hold” to request it. Once your item arrives, we’ll notify you, and hold it for seven days. Materials borrowed from any library in the SWAN consortium can be returned to any library in the SWAN consortium. Local SWAN member libraries include Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, and Warrenville.

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Reciprocal borrowing

If an item is not available and you need it right away, check with one of our neighboring reciprocal borrowing libraries. While Messenger does not share a SWAN catalog with these libraries, patrons are still able to use shared materials. You will just need to register your library card with each library before checking out. Please return all materials to the loaning library.

Interlibrary Loan Service

North Aurora residents can use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service to request materials from other Illinois and out-of-state libraries (WorldCat). Renewals and loan periods are set by the lending library. Residents that live outside of North Aurora can visit their home library to use this service. All materials should be returned to Messenger.

Request to Purchase

If you have a suggestion for us to add to our collection, please fill out the request form.

Explore electronic copies

Many physical items are also available in our digital library. Check out our eBook and eAudiobook collections. Each collection holds 1000s of titles for all ages. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period and there are no late fees.

Boundless: Boundless (formerly Axis 360) provides access to popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks.

hoopla: Download or stream movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics on your device. Enjoy a kids’ mode, instant access, and automatic returns.

Kanopy Kids: Stream thoughtful entertainment including documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Access includes Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.

Libby/OverDrive: Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more for all ages through eMedia Library, also known as Libby.

LOTE4Kids: LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Online for Kids is an online database of digital picture books in world languages that helps libraries to engage multilingual families in their communities while allowing kids to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling.

TumbleBook Library: TumbleBook Library collection has over 1100 titles with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, nonfiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.

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