SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Library (SDCL) selected BiblioCommons and Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS) to provide enterprise solutions that will facilitate and improve operations at its 33 branches.
Polaris ILS will serve as the foundation for several technology enhancements at SDCL in 2021. SDCL's new discovery layer and catalog – set to be completed and launched by the end of summer 2021 –will be integrated with the BiblioCommons suite of website and events modules.
"San Diego County Library prides itself in being a high-tech, forward-thinking library system," said SDCL Director Migell Acosta. "For this reason, it requires expandable and flexible technological tools, which are capable of growing and adapting to the ever-changing needs of the modern library customer. We believe BiblioCommons and Polaris are the perfect fit for the challenge."
Polaris and BiblioCommons were chosen, among multiple competitors, through a complex and competitive bidding process.
About San Diego County Library (SDCL)
San Diego County Library is among the top 10 national and international public library providers of e-books. With 33 branches, two bookmobiles, five kiosks, countless special events, and a team of enthusiastic and creative staff, SDCL offers San Diego County residents a physical and virtual hub of education, entertainment, and culture.
Every year, five million customers take advantage of SDCL's 30,000 programs and services, checking out more than 11M items, including books, CDs, DVDs, and more. SDCL is part of San Diego County's Land Use & Environment Group and is committed to helping the community thrive and grow.
Polaris consists of a series of interconnected operations that streamline the input and retrieval of information. Designed to provide a robust and scalable software solution with powerful staff tools and an intuitive experience for customers, Polaris ILS is open to connections with customers and their social media, third-party vendors, and even outside resources. The Polaris Leap responsive web client brings the power and functionality of the Polaris ILS public services workflows to library staff through their browser of choice.
About BiblioCommons Solutions
BiblioCommons offers a holistic approach to online public library services through BiblioCore Discovery Layer, an intuitive online catalog that integrates within every major ILS; BiblioWeb, a website builder designed to be up and running in a matter of months; and BiblioEvents, a calendar made to promote library's programs and events. Streamlined mobile apps for iPhone and Android give patrons quick and easy access to borrowing, content discovery, and personal record-keeping on the go.