SWAN is a library consortium of public, academic, school, and special libraries in the Chicagoland area. You can access your SWAN library from your iOS device. Manage your account, search the catalog, renew and place holds on books, and more. Visit your academic, school, special, and public library including:
Acorn (Oak Forest)
Eisenhower (Harwood Heights and Norridge)
Glenside (Glendale Heights and Glen Ellyn Countryside)
Grande Prairie (Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest)
Green Hills (Palos Hills)
Indian Prairie (Darien, Willowbrook, and Burr Ridge)
La Grange Park
Messenger (North Aurora)
Nancy McConathy (Sauk Village)
Prairie Trails (Burbank and Nottingham Park)
Town and Country (Elburn)
Villa Park (Villa Park and Oakbrook Terrace)
William Leonard (Robbins)
National University of Health Science
Prairie State College
Bensenville Elementary School District 2
Various minor fixes and enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
So excited to get this app! I LOVE being able to access the catalog, databases and my account so easily. I also like that I can access my library’s programs and social media. The best features are being able to scan ISBN to search for books and linking accounts. I am having issues with it freezing up on me quite often. I would also love to be able to make lists and have more filters for narrowing searches. (Fiction/Nonfiction, Audience- Adult/Teen/Juvenile, Publication Date, and Language)
Curbside Pickup Location
App is fine but I do wish they’d change how curbside pickup location is selected.
With many libraries still closed, curbside and driveup pickup is important. I’d love to arrange those via this app but I cannot because it only allows me to set my home library as the pickup point.
I much prefer to just go there and get the item instead of waiting for it to be transferred to my home library. The libraries I have done this with have been very helpful and cooperative but I had to make the arrangement by phone as it was not possible via the app.
Incomplete status of held books
I use the ISBN scanner in a bookstore to see if I can get the book from SWAN, but the app has incomplete status of book holds: it just says Placed. The web site says In transit or Pending.
Data Linked to You
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- Usage Data
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- System Wide Automated Network
- 18.8 MB
- Requires iOS 11 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2019 SOLUS UK Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.