October 15, 2020 - 9:54am

Mark your calendars – we’ve scheduled an upgrade to our Symphony Web Services after-hours on Thursday, November 5th at 2 AM. The upgrade process may take a few hours, but we expect to be back up by 5 AM.

This upgrade will require downtime of Symphony Web Services, which will impact the... Read more

October 9, 2020 - 2:13pm

As a palliative measure to prevent duplicate records, and libraries and patrons confused as to where to attach their items or place holds, we are asking all libraries to take the following steps when ordering DVDs and Blu-Rays:

1- When ordering combo packs, quite often libraries end up... Read more

October 7, 2020 - 8:48am

The SirsiDynix Library Users of Illinois (SLUI) is holding a virtual user group meeting on Monday, October 12th from 9 am - 1:10 pm.  Join our own SWAN member hosts, Julie Tegtmeier, St. Charles Public Library and Joy Anhalt, Tinley Park Public Library at this online meeting.

Visit... Read more

September 24, 2020 - 2:50pm

The agenda for the October 1st  GoToMeeting is available. No registration is necessary. 


Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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September 16, 2020 - 1:11pm

As outlined in Fireside/Poolside meetings through the summer, we are at the point where the vast majority of libraries have returned to resource sharing. For libraries that have enabled resource sharing, this will be extended to non-SWAN reciprocal borrowers starting Thursday, September 17th. ... Read more

September 15, 2020 - 12:59pm

To accommodate the 7-day quarantine period, all daily grace periods have been updated across SWAN to the following:

  • 0 day grace - updated to 7 day grace
  • 3 day grace - updated to 8 day grace
  • hourly grace periods - not modified

Grace periods impact... Read more

September 11, 2020 - 8:25am

All SWAN user meetings and events are posted within the Meetings & Documents page. Look for the meeting/group you are interested in and follow the link for the date of the event. That will provide details on... Read more

September 9, 2020 - 10:41am

The Cataloging Users meeting will take place via GoToMeeting on Thursday, October 1st, from 9:30 to 12:00.

It will depend on the agenda if the meeting will last 2.5 hrs ; however, I will be available for the full duration if need be.

Please submit topic ideas for the agenda or... Read more

September 2, 2020 - 2:53pm

Good afternoon member libraries,

As a reminder, Pickup Anywhere will be re-enabled in Enterprise and the BLUEcloud Mobile app starting Wednesday, September 9th. Pickup anywhere allows patrons to place holds for pickup at any participating library.

Before Tuesday, Sept. 8th... Read more

September 2, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Duplicate Title Wizard that used to be located under the Titles group has been moved to the Special group. 

The change was based on recent accidental duplication of full records. As a reminder, the Duplicate Title wizard must be used to duplicate templates or pre-cats only; never use... Read more