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Replacement of OLIB as our ‘SWIMS’ library management system

Page last updated: 11 March 2020

We have adoptedInfor’s library management system comprising staff interface V-smart, end-user interface Iguana, and statistics portal V-insight supplied by Infor (United Kingdom) Ltd.  

OLIB will continue to be available to use ‘for reference’ until 30 April 2020 when our contract with OCLC ends.

We will refer to:

  • SWIMS V-smart
  • SWIMS Iguana
  • SWIMS V-insight (this is the reporting interface)
  • SWIMS – for the whole system
  • SWIMS – to our end users (not Iguana)

More information about system set-up and modules:

Connecting and accessing – includes logins



Circulation and users

Journals check-in

Interlibrary loans and document supply

Iguana – end user interface

Data security and protection

Next priorities, work done and decisions made

SWIMS system newsletters – this page is password protected.  For the password, please see the email to SWIMS-SYSTEM on 4 March 2020 or contact the core team via new-swims@googlegroups.com


The core team

To manage the work there is a ‘core team’ comprising SWIMS library staff with dedicated time: Lucy Farnsworth, Catherine Micklethwaite, Barb Peirce and Steve Field.  The core team are supported by SWIMS groups.  Some SWIMS groups are evolving into new groups with some or the same membership; others may be formed in due course as the implementation progresses.
Jenny Toller is co-ordinating the work.  The SWIMS Network Board is guiding the decision making. 
If you would like to contact a member of the core team with a question about the new system, please use the team email address:


There are also email addresses specifically for module areas – please see the individual group pages linked above.

One of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.