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October 28, 2022

Patron Point Maricopa County Library District (AZ) adopts Patron Point. Patron Point announced that Maricopa County Library District, headquartered in Waddell and Sun Lakes, AZ, has adopted our patron engagement platform to support its mission to provide access and services so that residents may experience an improved quality of life. [Full Announcement].

August 2, 2005

Overdrive Library District Unveils Free Online Digital Book Service. This week the Maricopa County Library District announced their latest service, a virtual library offering library customers 24/7 access to an online collection of hundreds of downloadable digital Audiobooks and eBooks. With the new service, customers can now logon, check out, and download a digital book anytime of day. The digital books can be enjoyed on customer's own computer or transferred to a portable device like a PDA, Smartphone, or a portable audio device. Library customers can also burn audio books to a standard CD, making it easy to enjoy them in the comfort of their air-conditioned living room, cars, or anywhere they like. The online library is available to all Maricopa County Library District customers by visiting http://mcld.maricopa.gov. [Full Announcement].

March 09, 2005

Polaris Library Systems. GIS and Active Government Solutions offer libraries integrated cash management capabilities. GIS Information Systems and Active Government Solutions, a division of The Active Network, Inc, and provider of cashiering and payment management software solutions for municipalities, have partnered to deliver integrated cash management capabilities to libraries. Maricopa County Library District in Phoenix, Arizona, will be the first to implement the companiesí solution, delivered through the GIS Polaris integrated library system. [Full Announcement].

December 02, 2003

Polaris Library Systems. GIS Polaris sales outpacing 2002 by wide margin. GIS Information Systems is realizing record sales of its Polaris integrated library system with more than twice as many systems sold from June through November 2003 as were sold during the same time period in 2002. Close to forty percent of the contracts are with libraries new to GIS, with the remainder representing GALAXY to Polaris migrations. [Full Announcement].

June 06, 2003

Polaris Library Systems. Maricopa County Library District selects Polaris. GIS Information Systems announced that the Maricopa County Library District the largest county-wide library system in Arizona, has selected the Polaris library automation system. Polaris replaces the Library Districtís DRA Classic system. [Full Announcement].