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Polaris

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Polaris is an Integrated Library System offered by Innovative Interfaces, Inc..

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Polaris has been installed in 1,498 libraries, spanning 3,696 facilities or branches)

Polaris implementations by Type of Library

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Distribution of Polaris sites by Country

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System migration patterns for Polaris

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Sales Statistics for Polaris

[Data source: statistics reported for the Annual Library Systems Report]

Sales and Installation Statistics for Polaris
Product NameCompanyNameProduct TypeYearContractsLibrariesInstalled
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20202227430
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System201917
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System2017226557
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20161638501
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20151338493
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20141515483
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20133049481
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System201230701448
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20115379418
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20102342374
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20093338348
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20085696269
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20073276286
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20065154260
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System200539146
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20043792
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20032073
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20022148
Polaris Innovative Interfaces, Inc.Integrated Library System20011232

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Polaris Satisfaction Ratings

[Data source: International Survey of Library Automation]

2019 Polaris Responses by Sector
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SatisfactionLevelILS2207.41 87.13101267.48427.48126.331147.64
ILSFunctionality2197.34 87.13101267.44417.32126.171147.64
PrintFunctionality2157.74 88.00101247.59407.90117.731148.29
ElectronicFunctionality2186.19 85.75101246.25426.45125.501145.79
SatisfactionCustomerSupport2146.94 86.25101216.91427.10126.751147.43
CompanyLoyalty2106.45 85.13101196.39426.83125.671147.14


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News Anouncements for Polaris

San Diego County Library selects Polaris, BiblioCommons for launch of new ILS and website
March 25, 2021 - 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.

Polaris Community Welcomes Five More Libraries to Innovative
December 29, 2020 - Innovative, a ProQuest company and leading global provider of library software, is pleased to celebrate the libraries that joined the Polaris family in 2020. The following libraries selected the Polaris ILS or went live with Polaris:Nassau County Library Association, Florida, PLUS Library Consortium, Ohio, Lincoln Public Library, CaliforniaClearview Library District, Colorado, Livingston Parish Library, Louisiana

Polaris Release 6.6 adds Circulation and Serials Functionality to Leap Web application
August 18, 2020 - Innovative has launched the Polaris Release 6.6 featuring print notices processing and serials check in for the Polaris Leap web application and a new, optional data privacy feature for the PowerPAC. In Polaris 6.6, library staff will now be able to generate and post circulation notices directly from Leap. Previously, circulation staff completed most of their daily workflows in Leap but still used the staff client to post notification details to patron accounts. Innovative added print notices in Leap based on customer feedback to enable circulation staff to work freely in Leap from anywhere without returning to the Polaris client to complete daily operations.

Innovative Polaris ILS for public libraries now available in Ireland, UK, Australia, and New Zealand
May 14, 2020 - 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.

Sioux City Public Library migrates to Innovative Polaris ILS
May 7, 2020 - Innovative announce that Sioux City Public Library in Sioux City, Iowa is now live on the Innovative Polaris integrated library system.

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