Waukegan Public Library Selects Vega Discover

Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced today that Waukegan Public Library in Illinois has selected Vega Discover, Innovative’s modern discovery solution. 

Using Vega Discovery, patrons can create reading lists, save reading history, and track search history. “We went with Vega Discover because we want our patrons to be able to explore our catalog to easily locate books, DVDs, eBooks and more, whether they are in the building or at home,” said Jon Gaskill, Acting Executive Director, “There is nothing more empowering than being able to search through the library’s shelves to see what jewels can be found.”  

At the Waukegan Public Library, patrons will have multiple ways to experience the library’s collection and resources. They can hunt through the stacks, work with a librarian to help them identify and locate materials or use Vega Discover, each with the goals of being able to easily locate items in the collection, access and use the items. The Waukegan Public Library, along with libraries everywhere, continues to adapt and expand resources and services to meet the evolving needs of their community. To learn more about the library’s collection, resources, and programs, please visit www.waukeganpl.org. 

Vega Discover is a full-featured discovery tool that delivers premier search results along with a patron bookshelf for custom reading lists, patron account management, library-curated showcases, and smart showcases on related resources and topics. Vega Discover creates an engaging library experience and encourages further exploration through enhanced discovery tools powered by Syndetics Unbound’s enrichment content, such as series data, reader reviews, browse by reading level and more. 

Vega Discover is available for Sierra and Polaris libraries, and now includes custom showcases. To learn more, visit our website or contact Innovative for a demo. 


The Waukegan Public Library is dedicated to empowering and enriching the lives of Waukegan residents through learning, from early childhood to adulthood. The main library is in downtown Waukegan at 128 N. County Street. The Hinkston Park Branch is located at 800 N. Baldwin, in the Waukegan Park District Field House. More information about library services can be found at www.waukeganpl.org