Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN)
Helping libraries provide better, faster service.

The Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) is one of the five regional groups of multi-type libraries (MLCs) in the State of Florida. SWFLIN is a non-profit 501(c)3 multi-type library cooperative.  SWFLN serves the counties of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, Lee, and Monroe.

What are Multi-type Library Cooperatives (MLCs)?
  • MLCs deliver access to knowledge and information resources throughout Florida libraries.
  • MLCs provide cost effective library staff training, top quality professional development and continuing education along with an international sharing system of resources.
  • MLCs monitor current library developments in service and evolving technologies for all libraries.
  • MLCs share materials through Inter Library loan so Florida citizens have access to whatever information they need.
How can I take advantage of SWFLIN opportunities?
  • If you are a library patron in good standing with your participating library, stop by the Information Desk and ask for a SWFLIN sticker, which will be affixed to your library card.  The sticker is dated so you will need to do this each year.
  • When you visit one of the libraries listed below, you will be eligible to receive a library-borrowing card for that library.

 A SWFLN reciprocal borrowing sticker on your library card gives you borrowing privileges at these participating SWFLN libraries:

Ave Marie University         Hendry County Library Cooperative
Charlotte County Library System         Highlands County Library System
Collier County Public Library         Hodges University Library
Desoto County Library         Lee County Library System
Edison State College Library         Okeechobee County Public Library
Florida Gulf Coast University Library         Rasmussen College Library
Florida Keys Community College Library         Sanibel Public Library
Fort Myers Beach Public Library         Southwest Florida College Library
Glades County Public Library         St. Johns County Public Library System
Hardee County Public Library