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Welcome to Polaris News!

This newsletter is sent quarterly to keep Polaris users up to date on the latest developments in Polaris and at Innovative. Here you’ll find information on the latest version of Polaris, plans for future development, upcoming webinars and training, and ways to enhance your library’s experience of Polaris. Welcome!

Polaris 7.3 is Available Now!

Polaris 7.3 is available now! Highlights include:

  • Visiting patron functionality - Allows patrons who have access to library resources as part of an INN-Reach system to borrow materials directly from the circulation desk at a partner library, instead of creating an INN-Reach request.

  • Manual acquisitions and additional cataloging functions in Leap - Users can now manually create purchase orders, line items, and segments. Invoices can be created manually or be created by copying purchase order lines, and purchase order lines can be manually marked as received.

  • Cancel held requests - It is now possible to let patrons and staff cancel hold requests in a held status. This development adds a new view to the picklist so staff can easily identify items to pull from the hold shelf when the hold request is cancelled.

See the Supportal for full release notes, system requirements, and upgrade instructions. (Login required)

You can also check out the recording of our webinar on What’s New in Polaris 7.3!

Check out all our upcoming webinars and events here!
See all events
DEI Subject Heading Enhancements 
November 2
10am ET / 7am PT
Level Up Your Library's Marketing and Communications

November 17

12pm ET/ 9am PT
Innovative Mobile
November 16
11am EDT / 8am PDT
Keep patrons connected!

Empower Patrons with Innovative Mobile
Empower your patrons and make the most of staff time! Innovative Mobile not only gives patrons access to your physical and online collections, but also offers the option of self-check-ins and self-checkouts, Vega Discover for searching, and more!
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Upgrade Circulation Notices with LX Starter
Are you ready for a massive upgrade in your circulation emails to your patrons? LX Starter will be available to any Polaris library on the latest version of Polaris, and will provide a visual editor with templates to create visually rich circulation notices that will catch your patrons' interests. LX Starter will start rolling out for Polaris libraries in 2023. See our fact sheet for more on LX Starter.


Idea Lab

The latest Polaris Idea Lab challenge is Analyze This!

Do you have something in mind that would make analysis easier in Polaris? Voting on ideas starts on October 31.

 New to Idea Lab? Joining is free! Click to get started!

Innovative Users Group

Did you hear?? IUG 2023 is going to be held in person in Phoenix! See the IUG website for details!

Look into the future!
Innovative's Product Status Board gives you insight into what's coming for Polaris and other products, and you can even leave comments for our Product team!
Click here to see what's coming in Polaris!

Get to the next level

Whether it's getting new staff up to speed or taking your operations up a notch, Innovative training can help get you there.

Read our brochure on training on topics from cataloging essentials, SQL reporting, metadata workflows, modernizing MARC and linked data and more.

Also check out our archive of Training on Vimeo (

Additional Resources

Recent News

Firsthand experience and lifelong lessons: Librarianship at Innovative
Four employees share their insights on how their work as librarians informs their roles at Innovative.

Library use rises and changes during the pandemic
Independent research conducted by Witt Associates, LLC explores the continuing evolution of library usage during the global pandemic.

North Country Library System selects Polaris, Innovative Mobile, and Vega Discover for their consortia needs
The New York-based, 65-member consortium will use Polaris as their Integrated Library System and Vega Discover as their discovery layer.

Clarivate Selected by Singapore’s National Library Board to Play a Part in Building Libraries of the Future
Providing software solutions from Innovative for library staff and patrons across the country.
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