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Download & login

The SWAN Libraries App lets you access the catalog and your account any time.

You can download the SWAN Libraries App for iOS or Android.


Enter your library card number and PIN, or scan your library card using the camera on your phone or tablet. You can also choose to stay logged in.


The app will look similar to the one shown below. Your library will use its own branding and images.

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Tutorial Videos

Watch our tutorials and get started using the SWAN Libraries App today!

Getting Started

Searching & Holds

Manage Holds & Checkouts

My Account

You can manage your checkouts, holds, fines, and family library cards in the mobile app.


If items are eligible, you can renew them using the app. You can also see your checkout history if it’s enabled in your account.


View your holds information, cancel holds, and suspend holds in the mobile app.


View and pay current fines that are due in your account. 

(Library participation required for payments through the app.)

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Family library cards

Families with linked accounts can store multiple library cards in the app.

1. Add additional accounts by tapping Linked Accounts under the main menu.

2. The My Barcode option will include all of the Linked Cards for easy access at check out.

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Searching & holds

Place holds and search the library catalog for physical items, downloadables, and articles. 


Use the search box on the homepage to perform a search.


Your results will display in a list similar to the one shown below.


Place a hold

Simply press a title from the results list. Here you can view the item information and place a hold.

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Filter search results

1. Press the filter option you’d like to change on the search results page.

2. The available filter options will display as below. 

3. Choose an associated filter by pressing one of the options.

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More features

Scan ISBN barcodes, search for nearby libraries, and see events happening at your library. 

(Dependent on library availability )

Scan ISBN barcodes

Scan the barcode of a book using the camera on your phone or tablet to see if it’s available at your library. 

Nearby libraries

Find a SWAN library near you. See library information such as services and hours, then view the map to get directions.


See what’s happening at your library. View the event calendar for featured programs.