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What is the SWAN catalog and how do I use it?

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The SWAN catalog includes the books, DVDs, and music owned by the 70+ libraries that we share share resources with. So, if the PSC library doesn't have something that you're looking for, chances are that you can find it in the SWAN catalog!

To search the catalog, first choose All Libraries to search:

1. If you find an item that you'd like to request, select the Place Hold button.

2. Fill in your library card number (this is the 14-digit barcode number, starting with 22783, listed on your student or faculty ID) and your PIN. Your default PIN is the last four digits of your phone number. If you are unable to log in, click on the "Forgot my PIN" link to reset your account. The reset link will be sent to your PSC email address.

3. Click "Place Hold." You'll receive an email notification when your item is ready to pick up from the PSC Library Circulation Desk. Requests usually take 2-3 business days to arrive if the item is available. Please check your "spam" folder if you do not see an email notification in 2-3 days.

If there's something you'd like that's not available from SWAN (or if you'd prefer not to place holds yourself in the catalog), please fill out this form.

You can also pay fines online through the SWAN catalog. Once logged in (using the "My Account" link on the upper right), select the Fines tab. You may pay any outstanding fines with a credit card.

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