Card Catalog TUTORIAL

How Can I Request?

  • You can request items from Benton Public Library library.
  • It will be easier to request an item if you log in to the catalog first.


  • Go to Benton Public Library’s SWLS Card Catalog.
    **Make sure it says Benton Public Library on the top left undefined
  • Click Login.
  • Use your Library Card Number and Password to get access
  • Click Submit
    ** Make sure it says Benton Public Library on Library Selection drop down bar

What can I do in my account?

  • See the items that you have checked out and their due dates.
  • Renew items that you have checked out.
  • See what items you have requested.
  • See if you have any fines.
  • Check if the library has your correct address, phone number, and email.

Requesting an item

  • Search the catalog and find an item that you would like to request.
  • Click the hand icon or the Request this item button.
    • The button may look like a hand or an actual button.
    • The button may be in a different location if you are using a phone or a computer.
    • It doesn’t matter which hand icon you click. They will all place the same request.
  • From your search results, you’ll see a hand icon:
  • If you click on the cover to see more information, you’ll see a request button:
  • If you are not logged in to your account, you will have to enter the 14-digit barcode and your PIN now.
  • If the pickup location listed is the correct library and you want the first available copy to be sent to your pickup location, click Place hold.