Please note that the two larger study rooms in Adult Services are out of service until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, adults are welcome to use the study rooms in Kids & Teens until 3 p.m.

Our website will be undergoing maintenance. Unfortunately, you may notice missing or inaccurate information during this time.
Please be patient with us, and thank you for your understanding!


Screenshot of the SWAN Catalog login screen.You can log in online through the SWAN Catalog to access your library card account to:

  • Manage your account - Update your email address, personal preferences, set up text messaging for notifications, and reset your PIN
  • Checkouts - View and renew your checkouts 
  • Holds - View, place, cancel, and freeze your holds
  • Lists - View, create, and manage Lists 
  • Checkout history - View, start, stop, and delete your checkout history
  • eBooks & eAudiobooks - Download checked out eMaterial to your device
  • Fines/fees - View and pay any fines and fees on your account (10/2021 - this feature currently still requires logging in to the old catalog)  


Want to Get a Library Card? - Click here for more information about what you need to get an Elmwood Park library card.

Is Your Card Expiring? - Click here for more information about renewing your card.  Please note that if your Elmwood Park library card was/is set to expire anytime between January 1, 2020 - December 24, 2021, it has been / will be automatically renewed through December 25, 2021.

Forgot Your Library Card Number? - You need your library card number to access our digital collections.  If you've forgotten it, click here to try to recover your library card number.

Forgot Your PIN? - In addition to your library card number, you also need your PIN number to log in to digital services.  If you've forgotten it,  click here to reset your PIN number.

Get a Temporary Digital Access Library Card - Temporary online cards are available for Elmwood Park residents unable to make it into the Library building to get a physical library card,  Follow this link to apply online for a temporary digital access library card so that you can access all of our digital resources, including eBooks and databases

*Please note that you cannot checkout physical library material with a temporary digital card.

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