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May 14, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, today announced that the Polaris integrated library system, which is the leading solution for public libraries in North America, is now available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Polaris currently serves over 600 public libraries and consortia of all sizes in the United States and Canada. Offering Polaris in these new markets is a complement to Innovative Sierra, which is used by some of the most prestigious public libraries globally.

May 7, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative announce that Sioux City Public Library in Sioux City, Iowa is now live on the Innovative Polaris integrated library system.

March 3, 2020

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a ProQuest company announced that Lafourche Parish Public Library in Thibodaux, Louisiana is now live on the Polaris integrated library system.

September 30, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announce several libraries have recently selected Innovative solutions, including Lafourche Parish Public Library (Polaris), Southwest Tennessee Community College (Inspire Discovery), Ouachita Parish Library (Vital), and Xavier University (Sierra Cloud Hosting Services),

August 29, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that during the first half of 2019, several libraries selected or implemented Innovative solutions as their Integrated Library System, including San Diego Public Library, Indianapolis Public Library, and Fairfax County Public Library.

December 20, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces, a leading global provider of library automation software, announced New Orleans Public Library has selected the Polaris Integrated Library System as a hosted solution.

October 12, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched Polaris Release 5.6 with system-wide support for Unicode characters, integration of items from Vital in the PowerPAC discovery solution, and additional functionality in the Polaris Web Application. Polaris is an integrated library system solution to manage physical and digital resources, library operational workflows, and patron accounts.

October 6, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Waco-McLennan County Library in Waco, Texas has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS).

September 26, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Utah State Library Division has selected the Polaris integrated library system (ILS) to promote autonomy among consortium members and extend equal patron access to resources. The Utah State Library’s consortium represents several partner agencies as well as bookmobile services to 11 counties in Utah and a resource sharing collection housed at the State Library. State agency partners include the Division of State History, Utah State Archives, the Division of Natural Resources, and the Utah State Law Library. Polaris was the solution best equipped to satisfy the diverse needs of all programs and library partners.

September 14, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interface announced the DeKalb County Public Library in Decatur, GA selected the Polaris Web Application to support 22 branches across the county.

July 7, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces launched the Polaris Release 5.5 with a configurable, responsive PowerPAC to provide patrons with a consistent experience using any type of device for catalog access.

June 29, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that West Baton Rouge Parish Library in Louisiana now benefits from strengthened workflow efficiencies and expanded functionality with a fully implemented Polaris integrated library system.

June 9, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that Cooperative Computer Services has selected the Polaris integrated library system to serve 24 public libraries across the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago. With 1.1 million bibliographic records, CCS provides access to technology support and learning to more than 800,000 patrons combined. Over 60 staff members participated in the process to select an automation solution that would increase staff mobile access and opportunities for patron engagement, while delivering an optimal patron experience across multiple devices.

June 1, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the Poplar Creek Public Library District in Illinois has selected Polaris as their integrated library system.

April 13, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced that the Public Libraries of Erie County (PLEC) selected the Polaris integrated library system for collective use with its 12-location, seven-member library consortium in Pennsylvania.

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