May 15, 2020 - 11:39am

The ability to order some PPE supplies from SWAN is now available online. The order form is now posted for our stock of face shields, masks, gloves, 1 gallon sanitizer, and hand gel.

Here is the link to SWAN’s PPE page (requires membership login) ... Read more

May 14, 2020 - 1:34pm

SirsiDynix will be performing planned maintenance of the Enterprise catalog server on Tuesday, May 26th at 3AM, which will require downtime throughout the process. The maintenance is expected to take no longer than an hour, so the impact will be minimal. Unless complications arise, no further... Read more

May 14, 2020 - 10:33am

We have received questions from members regarding the recent recommendation by RAILS to quarantine material up to 7 days, increased from the 3 day (72 hours) previous recommendation. I have reviewed the background documents and performed an environmental scan of recommendations from other US... Read more

May 11, 2020 - 6:45am

Some libraries are providing curbside, others will remain totally closed for an extended time. To accommodate all local decisions, libraries can now select due dates that meet your needs.

If you will be offering a curbside or home delivery service, due dates should follow loan rules from... Read more

May 6, 2020 - 3:08pm

At the May 5th fireside chat I shared that SWAN would be looking at providing Curbside Communicator from Unique Management. I signed the agreement today and we will be sharing details with libraries as soon as we have them. If you want to know more about the service, refer to the Unique brochure... Read more

May 4, 2020 - 8:04am

Fireside Chat Update - GoToWebinar (must register in advance)

Please note that we will be using GoToWebinar on Tuesday, May 5th for the Fireside Chat. This service allows for more participants since we reached... Read more

April 30, 2020 - 3:01pm

We know that libraries are working to provide limited service, including curbside and home delivery. We want to make sure all system configurations are set to support you. Please complete this short webform on your expected dates and whether you would like any Fine Free for Now policies created... Read more

April 24, 2020 - 7:15pm

As we prepare for limited services and potential return of materials, it may be helpful to understand what to expect in the early days of offering reduced service.

Currently Checked Out Items

Reviewing the items currently checked out, approximately 25% of items checked out at... Read more

April 24, 2020 - 3:14pm

The announcement from Governor Pritzker extending the stay-at-home order does indicate there *could* be some allowance for libraries providing curbside service. This executive order has not been shared yet, but I want to let you know that SWAN is preparing for some system changes to assist you... Read more

April 22, 2020 - 2:25pm

SWAN member libraries approved the purchase of EBSCO databases for all 92 public libraries at the March 5th membership meeting. This vote took place with 33 library directors in favor, with 6 voting against the proposed purchase (3 directors abstained and 55 were absent). This EBSCO deal will... Read more