Smyrna Public Library in Georgia has implemented LS2 PAC with Axis 360 integration and are thrilled with how easy it is to download e-resources directly from the library's online catalog. The library shared its excitement in a Smyrna-Vinings Patch blog post entitled "Have Content, Will Download."
"Librarians at Smyrna Library work with cardholders one-on-one to borrow library downloadables like e-books and e-audiobooks. And it just got easier!" wrote library Director Mary Wallace Moore. "Now you may download e-books and e-audiobooks directly from Smyrna Library's online catalog. New users must set up the proper apps first, but current users can get started right away.
"If you have already downloaded and used the Blio, Acoustik, or AxisReader apps from Smyrna Library's Axis 360 service, you may now download materials directly from Smyrna Library's online catalog," Moore wrote. "When searching for books, audiobooks, and materials, an item will be labeled as an ‘e-book' or ‘e-audiobook.' Click the ‘Download' button to check it out, and enter your Smyrna Library Card number and four-digit PIN. Voila! You are checked out. Go to your mobile device of choice to view or listen using the proper app."
TLC's Library.Solution and CARL.X are the first library automation systems to seamlessly integrate with Baker & Taylor‘s Axis 360 digital media platform. Using Baker & Taylor's suite of API services, libraries using TLC's LS2 PAC catalog can now provide their patrons with full search and discovery of Axis 360 titles, view real-time availability, and complete a checkout or place a hold from a single point of access – the library's online catalog.
"We are excited that TLC has implemented robust API integration with Axis 360, supporting ReadersFirst principles," said Livia Bitner, Vice President Technical Services and Product Development, Baker & Taylor. "Now patrons of TLC libraries can not only discover digital content in the library's OPAC, but can also easily checkout or place a hold on a digital title without having to leave the library's website."
To discover how LS2 PAC with Axis 360 integration can benefit your library and the community it serves, call 1.800.325.7759 or visit TLCdelivers.com.