Emeryville, CA. Innovative announced that 3 public libraries have selected the Polaris Integrated Library System: Irving Public Library (TX) is moving from SirsiDynix Symphony and has an annual circulation of 1,377,286 with 531,380 print holdings; Pleasant Hill Public Library (IA) is moving from Follett Destiny and has an annual circulation of 87,472 with 37,427 print holdings, and Urbandale Public Library (IA) is moving from SirsiDynix Symphony and has an annual circulation of 644,028 with 130,897 print holdings (Source: American Library Directory).
Chris Dobson, Library Director at the Irving Public Library, says, "the City of Irving believes in quality and is proud to provide the latest in technological advancements and that includes state-of-the-art libraries. In searching for a software vendor, we wanted to ensure the library experience reflected our values by providing a fabulous user experience: high tech, efficient, and simple. That's why we chose Polaris."
Katherine Manion, Collection Services Manager at Urbandale Public Library, says, "after a long and thorough search process, we are confident that we have chosen the best of the best in Polaris. With cutting edge features, such as smooth e-book integration into the catalog, we are confident that Polaris will provide both our staff and our customers with a great library experience."
"We are delighted to welcome Irving, Pleasant Hill, and Urbandale Public Libraries to the growing customer base of public libraries that use the Polaris ILS," says Scott McCausland, VP of Polaris Sales. "Innovative will continue to provide diverse solutions to connect with their communities and offer a seamless experience to library staff and patrons alike."
About Irving Public Library
The Irving Public Library's mission is to "Provide access to information for lifelong learning and promote the enjoyment of reading." The Library's vision is that "the Library will be a center of the community, improving the quality of life of Irving residents."
About Pleasant Hill Public Library
The Pleasant Hill Public Library serves residents of Pleasant Hill and the surrounding area. The mission of the library is to provide quality library services that meet the informational needs of all segments of the community in a welcoming, professional, and courteous manner.
About Urbandale Public Library
The Urbandale Public Library is committed to providing diverse resources for life-long learning and enjoyment. Urbandale Public Library is owned by the city of Urbandale and governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. The library serves not only the residents of Urbandale, but the surrounding Des Moines metro area as well as contracting cities within the state of Iowa. The current 56,000 square foot building was completed in 2000 and houses a variety of print and non print materials.