Polaris is now available for public libraries in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the UK. Request a short online demo of Polaris

The Foundation for your Library’s Success

Designed to provide a robust and scalable software solution with powerful staff tools and an intuitive experience for patrons, the Polaris ILS is open to connections with your patrons and their social media, third-party vendors, and resources outside your library.

We surveyed Polaris customers about their experiences

Here’s what they said:

Time spent managing

acquisitions and print serials

decreased by 65%

Time spent on catalog

management and maintenance

went down by 70%

Time spent creating reports

decreased by 60%

They also experienced a 5% increase in budget

by being able to better report on value

Leap Web Application

The Polaris Leap responsive web client brings the power and functionality of the Polaris ILS public services workflows to library staff through a browser.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

 

“We have received excellent support with Polaris and the Leap web-based interface is an excellent customer service tool.”

 

IT Administrator, Public Library 

Leap Web Application

The Polaris Leap responsive web client brings the power and functionality of the Polaris ILS public services workflows to library staff through a browser.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

 

“We have received excellent support with Polaris and the Leap web-based interface is an excellent customer service tool.”

 

IT Administrator, Public Library 

eContent Integration

Polaris helps you take advantage of your investments by keeping patrons on your catalog page when they find e-content that interests them.

eContent Integration

Polaris helps you take advantage of your investments by keeping patrons on your catalog page when they find e-content that interests them.

SimplyReports

With an easy-to-use web-based interface, Polaris SimplyReports allows you to create and manage more than 300,000 different types of reports.

SimplyReports

With an easy-to-use web-based interface, Polaris SimplyReports allows you to create and manage more than 300,000 different types of reports.

Cataloging

Manage bibliographic records with automatic authority control

Acquisitions

Manage orders via EDI and ASN receiving

Circulation

View check-in/out and hold requests

Discovery

Responsive PAC with integrated eContent circulation from 4 different vendors

Serials

Serials check in, standing and firm order management

Administration

Manage permissions, profiles and customizations

Works with:

PowerPAC
Leap
SimplyReports
Polaris Inventory Manager
URL Detective
MyLibrary!
Polaris Telephony
Innovative Resource Sharing
CloudLibrary
OverDrive
Axis360
RecordedBooks
Ebsco Discovery Service
Talking Tech



78% of surveyed customers say they would be likely to recommend Polaris.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
“We’ve always had good experiences with Polaris. It’s a very robust product and offers many options for customizing, so it works with your workflow, rather than having your workflow dictated by your ILS.”
Executive Director, Public Library

Hear what our customers have to say

From people who trusted and invested with us

We really want our customers to feel that their public library offers them something intuitive and easy to use. That’s why we went with Polaris and Innovative.

Mary George
Director of Library Services, Placer County Library
Hear what our customers have to say
80% of customers choose an Innovative product so they can continue a long-term relationship with us.
Source

When you have a system that’s easy to use and has an easy interface that staff are able to utilize to serve our patrons, it makes the customer service that much better…

Michelle Krooswyk
Director, New Lenox Public Library District

“The Polaris product is exceptional, from the acquisitions module to the circulation module, which allows for multiple windows and access. We’ve been very happy with the Polaris product.”

Heather Rainier
Director, Hooksette Public Library, GMILCS, Inc.

I’m thrilled to have Innovative as a partner. We have a really good relationship with Innovative. I’m really thrilled to see where they are going in the future and I hope to continue to use Polaris.

Karen Knox
Director, Orion Township Public Library
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