Syracuse, NY, July 20, 2010 - Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that the Denver Public Library has selected the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). The Polaris ILS will replace the library's CARL system.
"A busy urban library like Denver needs a functionally rich ILS to meet the expectations of our community and staff," said Michelle Jeske, director of collections and technology for the library. "Polaris offers time-saving, next-generation functionality and outstanding reporting options. What's more, Polaris has an excellent reputation for forming strong partnerships and providing exceptional service."
Consistently rated as one of the top ten large urban libraries by the HAPLR Index, Denver Public Library supports twenty-three branch locations and serves over nine million visitors each year. The library is an integral part of the Denver community, with almost 80 percent of Denver residents holding library cards. The library processes over fifty million online transactions each year.
"Denver Public Library has a long tradition of providing excellent customer service both in person and virtually," said Polaris President and CEO Bill Schickling. "We're proud to be the automation partner of such a forward thinking library and are excited to work together to better connect the Denver community to the digital world and enhance the online experience for customers and staff."
About Denver Public Library
Founded in 1889, the Denver Public Library is the city's greatest source of free information and entertainment. In 2009, customers made 4 million visits to the library's 23 locations and borrowed more than 9 million items, as well as logging on for more than 52 million online transactions. DPL is ranked one of the nation's top-10 libraries. For more information about Denver Public Library, visit http://denverlibrary.org
About Polaris Library Systems
For thirty years, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers work-flow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access, and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com./