Notice 8/23/21: Per Cook County Department of Public Health, masks are required for everyone indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. 
Disposable masks are available at service desks.  If you are cannot wear a mask or are not ready to visit at this time,
please use Curbside Pickup, Home Delivery, our Digital Collections, or contact us to see how we can assist you.  Thank you.


aspen screenshot1 600wThe Elmwood Park Public Library, along with 96 other libraries, share use of the SWAN Online Catalog, allowing all of these libraries to share books and other materials.  This means that if our copy is checked out, or maybe we just don't own what you're looking for, we can usually get it from one of the other 96 libraries in SWAN.

To learn about using the SWAN Catalog, please check out the video tutorials below. Or check out their support site with more tips, tutorials, news, and information.

Getting Started  |  Searching the Catalog  |  Placing a Hold  |  My Lists


Improvements Coming Fall 2021:  

The online SWAN catalog is getting an upgrade this fall!  We are very excited for this upgrade and the improvements it will bring to your experience using the Library.  Changes include:

  • Improved search relevancy
  • Clearer indication whether an item is available or checked out
  • Grouping (see screenshot of The Midnight Library for an example) - All the different formats of a title will now be grouped together so you won't have to scroll as much to find what you're looking for.

Keep an eye out for more information coming this fall, including more features, guides, and an exact time when the changes will happen.




SWAN Library Catalog:  Getting Started


SWAN Library Catalog:  Searching


SWAN Library Catalog:  Placing a Hold


SWAN Library Catalog:  My Lists



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