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New, Upgraded Catalog Now Available

As a River Forest Public Library cardholder, you have access to more than 10 million items from 100+ area libraries in the SWAN system. Our participation in SWAN gives River Foresters more access, more choices, and more value when using their public library.

And now, you’ll find it even easier to find items and browse using the upgraded SWAN catalog! Here are some of the new features:

  • Comprehensive access to all of our materials in one place (including Kanopy)
  • Improved functionality and ease of use
  • Item availability at a glance
  • Predictive search text and more relevant results
  • Smart suggestions
  • Customized content from our librarians
  • Results grouped by format. First, all types of books: print, audiobooks, and eBooks/eAudiobooks. Next will be audiovisual materials such as DVDs and CDs.

Not ready for a change? The old catalog will continue to be available through the end of the year. Just click on the classic catalog link in the top right corner on the new catalog home page.

Explore the new catalog today!  Find how-tos and tips.  

Questions? Just ask! Feedback? Let us know. We are here to help.