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Use Your Phone to Check Out!

Short on time? Next time you visit your Woodridge Public Library, you can use the SWAN mobile app on your phone to check out your books and movies.

You need the SWAN mobile app to get started. To download the app, search for “SWAN Libraries” in the App Store or Google Play Store.  

  1. Open the SWAN Libraries mobile app and select ‘Mobile Checkout’. The Mobile Checkout module will open. 
  2. If you are physically in the Woodridge Public Library and have a Woodridge Library card, a ‘Check-out’ button will appear. 
  3. Selecting “Check-out” will open your device’s camera. Scan the library barcode to check material out. 
  4. The system will indicate if the checkout was successful or not.
  5. If you wish to check out multiple items, select the ‘Scan the Library barcode’ at the bottom of the screen. This will open the camera and additional items may be checked out. When you have finished scanning all your items, select ‘Finish’.
  6. A message showing the number of items that you've checked out during the session appears and you return to the main screen. 

The SWAN Mobile app provides real-time, mobile access to the catalog. Use the app to search the catalog, access downloadable and streaming resources, and place holds. Have multiple library cards in your family? You can keep track of all of them through the app!

Find out more about this exciting tool on the SWAN website.