SWAN (System Wide Automated Network) has been serving Illinois libraries since 1974 and today has a membership of 97 libraries throughout the Chicagoland area. By consolidating services and collaborating together, the SWAN membership is able to promote:
WorldCat is the world's "card catalog" offering a searchable library of millions of books and materials in institutions around the world, from large institutions like the Library of Congress to more modest collections (like the Kaneville Public library).
eRead Illinois is supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.
Open Library is a pioneering effort to create a "web page for every book". Information on thousands of physical books can be located here, along with links to over one million readily-accessible ebooks and e-audiobooks.
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
For many requests, patrons can place their own requests for books and other materials directly in MAGIC using their personal accounts and PIN numbers.
For other requests or personal assistance, patrons are asked to visit the library circulation desk, call the library (630-557-2441), or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The staff is happy to assist you in obtaining your items.
Books-A-Million -- Aurora, 195 Fox Valley Center (upper level near Macy's),
Aurora, IL 60504 (205) 942-3737
Half Price Books -- Naperville, 2867 95th St. (The Shoppes of Naperville),
Naperville, IL 60564, (630) 428-2877