Request Items

There are 3 ways for FPLD cardholders to request items from over 80 libraries in the Chicagoland Area (represented in the SWAN Catalog)

  1. Requesting Items Online
  2. Calling a Librarian — (815) 534-6173 for Adult Services (adult level items) (815) 534-6178 for Youth Services (youth and teen level items)
  3. Asking a Librarian in Person

If there is no waiting list, holds are generally fulfilled within 5-7 business days.

If an item is not available within SWAN, we can request items fom outside the system. Requests for items within Illinois are free. Requests from outside of Illinois have a $3 charge to cover shipping. Search for titles on Worldcat.