Public Libraries



Your library inspires, influences, and benefits the lives of individuals in your communities. Innovative’s products provide the foundation for your success and the tools to serve your patrons in your library buildings and wherever they are in your community.

With Innovative, you have a choice in the system that supports your work, and options for building that system into full-fledged solutions including discovery, digital resource management, resource sharing, and mobile apps. Whether your library is a single building in a small town or a multi-branch system serving a large city or region, Innovative’s solutions are scalable and customizable to fit your needs.

To help you simplify your overall library solution, Innovative has partnered with many of the most popular specialized library software and content solutions such as OverDrive®, 3MTM  Cloud Library, ChiliFresh, and Bibliotheca.

Your Library Services Platform
  • The Sierra library services platform offers the power of open system architecture and robust API support, with complete print and electronic resource management with intuitive staff workflows.
    Sierra integrates with the Encore discovery solution, which enables you to present all your library content, regardless of format or source, in one easy-to-navigate interface, and with Decision Center, which provides high-level collection analysis and suggestions. Additional Sierra modules enable self-checkout, program registration, and more.

  • The Polaris Integrated Library System is made for public libraries with tools such as search alerts, fine estimators, and patron-focused account management. Built on an open Microsoft SQL server database platform with a documented API, the Polaris ILS is open to connections: with your patrons and their social media, with third-party vendors, and with resources beyond your walls.
    Polaris ILS integrates with Polaris Leap, a responsive web client that provides access to public services staff workflows beyond the desk and connects you with your communities wherever they are. Community Profiles links your patrons to the groups and events that matter, and Polaris Social puts your library and its tools on Facebook.

  • The Virtua library management solution provides fullness of functionality with the power of customization. Workflows can be tailored for your staff and patrons, multiple data formats are supported, and even the look and feel of the public facing catalog can match your institution’s website and branding standards. Virtua integrates with Chamo Discovery for a full-function library-centered social web OPAC.

Extending Your Solution

These Innovative products work with any of our library systems to help you build a library solution that works for your library: your staff, your patrons, your community.

INN-Reach provides seamless and cost-effective resource sharing for your library’s network.

SkyRiver is a high-quality bibliographic utility for easy cataloging, and eMARC Express provides on-request customized records for your OverDrive® and 3M™ Cloud Library eResources.

Vital highlights your special digital collections with powerful tools for creating and displaying your repositories.

Innovative creates fully-integrated solutions that help you effectively manage your public library. We are your public library technology partner.

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