Our library has access to a System Wide Automated Network known as SWAN.
SWAN is a database that includes the holdings of members of the Metropolitan Library System.
This catalog is large but very easy to use. You can search the SWAN catalog by TITLE, AUTHOR, AUTHOR/TITLE, SUBJECT, KEYWORD, and CALL NUMBER. Searches can be limited to a single library or the holdings of all SWAN libraries can be searched at the same time. In order to limit the search to a particular library use the ‘drop down’ selection box. For our library choose either Chicago Ridge or Chicago Ridge Juvenile (Youth Services collection).
Also, you can CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT, RENEW ITEMS and PLACE HOLDS on SWAN. To LOGIN to your account you must enter your first and last name, library card barcode number, and PIN (personal identification number). The PIN you choose can be comprised of a mix of letters and numbers. PINS are not case sensitive. If you forget your PIN you must contact the library in order to enter a new one.