We’re upgrading our catalog!
Today, March 8th, 2022, we’re premiering an update to our library catalog. The new design has lot of features that will make it easier for you to borrow materials from your library. Our favorite is “title grouping” which collects all available formats of a title, such at books, ebooks, and audiobooks, into one location, making it much simpler to find what you’re looking for.
A helpful feature for families and friends that use the library together is the ability to link accounts. By linking them, you can see checkouts and holds from multiple accounts all at once. See how.
In addition to its new design, the catalog also has a new address, ess.swanlibraries.net. So please update any bookmarks you might have saved.
If you currently use the “lists” feature, you’ll want to transfer your lists to the new catalog before April 26th when the “classic” catalog will no longer be available. See how. And, if you track your checkout history, you’ll also want to turn on that feature in the new catalog to keep your previous history. See how.
We think the new catalog should be easier to use than ever before, but if you’re having trouble, don’t worry. There are tutorials and videos explaining some of the new features. And, as always, library staff is here to help. Stop by a service desk or give us a call at 708-867-7828.