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About Us

SWON Libraries formed in 1973 as the "Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium" (GCLC) when a group of library directors in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky wanted a vehicle for pooling resources, sharing knowledge and collaborating to better serve their patrons.


We continue that mission today as one of the State Library of Ohio's Regional Library Systems.

To learn more about what SWON does today, view our Vision, Mission, and Methodology.

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