Polaris ILS

Serve Your Communities Now and Into the Future

Community matters. Your library inspires, influences, and benefits the lives of individuals in your communities, and the Polaris Integrated Library System provides the foundation for your success.

The Polaris ILS is designed from the ground up to provide a robust and scalable software solution with powerful staff tools and an intuitive experience for patrons. Built on a Microsoft SQL server database platform with documented APIs, the Polaris ILS is open to connections: with your patrons and their social media, with third-party vendors, and with resources beyond your walls.

Empower Staff and Patrons

Staff workflows are intuitive and provide access to relevant and important data and processes from every screen, enabling staff to assist patrons quickly and confidently. Additionally, the Polaris ILS offers a fully-documented Microsoft SQL database schema, facilitating construction of powerful searches and reports.

Patrons are presented with a library-branded PAC that flows effortlessly from your library website and highlights the content you know your community wants, such as top new titles or items on order. Advanced discovery features including faceted results and integrated eResources provide a simple entry point to your library’s entire collection. And with tools such as search alerts, fine estimators, and reading history, patrons can easily manage their accounts and maintain their connection with your library.

Connect with polaris Library Developers

The Polaris Developer Network connects Polaris developers with documentation, forums, and a sandbox.

Connect your library with the metadata you need to catalog your library collection.

Extend your library and connect with your communities wherever they are.