You may have heard the exciting news: The Library is joining SWAN (System Wide Automated Network)! This means we’ll be part of a larger library consortium in northern Illinois, expanding from eight libraries to 97! Our membership begins in May 2018.
The library catalog will be getting bigger, expanding to 729% of the materials currently available within our consortium, and your library card will work at any of these locations. For a full list of the SWAN library membership, check out https://www.swanlibraries.net/member-libraries/. You can also select “Pick Up Anywhere” if you want to place holds on materials in the catalog and pick them up at a specific location that might be closer to work or home.
Library staff have been working on getting everything ready to join SWAN, and as the spring gets closer, you’ll be able to see bookmarks around the library, as well as videos online. As a patron, your experience will be familiar. SWAN uses Enterprise for the online catalog, the same interface our library provides.
For more information about SWAN, check out https://www.swanlibraries.net/ to see all the benefits of being in a library consortium.