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Coming soon: More books, movies, music - and more!

On May 1, you'll have access to a larger selection of books, movies, DVDs - and much more - from 97 member libraries in northern Illinois when Geneva Public Library District joins the SWAN Library Consortium. Our neighboring libraries in Batavia and St. Charles will also join SWAN.

We're working hard to get ready for this transition, and here’s what to expect from April 28-May 1:

  • Bring your library card with you when you visit. We won't be able to look up your account.
  • Your PIN may revert to the last 4 digits of your phone number, or 512018 if there's no phone number on file.
  • You can return materials to the library, but they will remain on your account until we are on the new system.
  • We will extend due dates during the offline period, so you may be able to hold onto your items for longer.

Here‘s an overview of how our system will operate from April 28-May 1:

 Can Do

 Can't Do

 Search for materials in the online catalog  Get a library card
 Pick up holds if you have already been notified  See availability of materials in the online catalog
 Check out materials at the circulation desk  Place holds

 Access eResources like OverDrive, and Hoopla through the app  on your phone

 Log in to My Account
 Pay bills
 Download electronic materials or place holds directly from the    Library’s online catalog
 Receive materials delivered from another library
 Renew materials (auto-renewals will be suspended for these   dates, but will resume on May 1)

Additional benefits of SWAN membership:

  • Your library card will work at any of the SWAN libraries.
  • You can select “Pick Up Anywhere” if you want to place holds on materials in the catalog and pick them up at a specific location that is closer to work or home.
  • Select your notification preferences: text, phone, and email.
  • Items will renew two days before they are due

For a full list of SWAN members, and to learn more, visit https://www.swanlibraries.net/member-libraries/.

Contact us at geneva.library@gpld.org or call us at 630-232-0780 if you have questions.