Important Notice Regarding the Catalog for December 3 & 4

During the weekend of December 3 & 4 SWAN will be performing maintenance and improvements to the online catalog as well as to the circulation software staff uses to check out your items.

While you will still be able to check out items with your library card on December 3 & 4, there will be limited and inconsistent functionality of the following:

  • In order to check out, you must bring your library card, as we will not be able to look you up by your name.
  • Search results on the SWAN Online Catalog may be inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Neither you nor staff will be able to place holds.
  • We will not be able to renew or create new library cards.
  • You will not be able to pay fines at the Circulation Desk.
  • You will not be able to log in to your My Account on the SWAN Online Catalog to view your record or checkouts, pay fines, or place holds.
  • Remote database access may not work for those that require you to login with your library card barcode.
  • Our self-check stations will be not be in operation.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you in advance for your patience. All functionality should return on Monday, December 5, and should bring with it at least two new features to the online catalog:

  • You should be able to limit your search results to either fiction or nonfiction, making it faster and easier to find what you're looking for.
  • Lexile Numbers are being added to a book's record so that parents and kids and more easily find a book in the appropriate reading level.

 Staff are looking forward to these new features, and we hope you will, too. Please don't hesitate to ask staff if you have any further questions.

Peter N. Silvestri Cultural and Learning Center | Serving Elmwood Park Since 1936