Shared Catalogs

RAILS-supported Shared Catalogs

RAILS directly supports three Local Library System Automation Programs (LLSAPs), which are funded by participating members and through the system annual area and per capita grant from the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. These system-supported shared catalogs are:

For technical and training documents, forms, and other support for your shared catalog, visit the website listed under your catalog's name below.



PrairieCat Help Desk

PrairieCat Administration

RSA (Resource Sharing Alliance)

RSA Help Desk

  • RSA Help TOLL FREE: 866.940.4083
  • RSA Support (Local Call)

  • RSA Support (Evenings and Weekends)


RSA Administration

SWAN (System Wide Automated Network)

SWAN Help Desk

SWAN Administration

Benefits of LLSAP Membership

Other Shared Catalogs

SHARE Illinois

SHARE (Share Holdings And Resources Easily) is a cooperative project to facilitate staff-initiated interlibrary loans among participating Illinois library automation consortia. SHARE was at one time known as the LANDL (Live And Learn) Project.

For more information, visit