Allen County Public Library Selects Polaris and Vega Discover


Innovative, part of Clarivate, is proud to announce that the Allen County Public Library in Indiana has selected the Polaris ILS and Vega Discover. 

Starting in 1895, the Allen County Public Library has grown to include thirteen branches, a service center, and a main library in downtown Fort Wayne. The library’s many highlights include a collection of almost 2.9 million items, the largest public library genealogy collection in the country, and the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research, home of photos of Abraham Lincoln and his family, as well as documents and diaries that date to the Civil War. In 2022, the library was visited 1.4 million times and circulated nearly 4.1 million items.   

“We are excited about moving to the Polaris and Vega platforms. Our staff members are impressed by the overall functionality of the systems, which will help us improve our workflows and create a higher level of customer service for our patrons. We look forward to re-energizing our services and commitment to our community,” said Kimberly Bolan, Chief of Public Service Operations at Allen County Public Library.   

Vega Discover is a full-featured discovery tool that delivers premier search results, a patron bookshelf with custom reading lists, patron account management, library-curated and automated showcases, and smart showcases on resources and topics related to a given item or search result.  

Vega Discover is the responsive and accessible discovery module of the Vega Library Experience (LX) suite of patron engagement tools. Vega LX is a cloud-based platform that allows library staff to easily communicate and manage a full range of materials, programs, and services.  

Polaris provides an intuitive web interface that brings the full power and functionality of the ILS to the web browser. Polaris can be used on a computer or tablet, freeing staff to connect with patrons and complete tasks wherever it is most convenient—even outside the library walls.  

Vega LX works seamlessly with ILS solutions Sierra and Polaris. To learn more about the Polaris ILS or the Vega LX platform, visit or contact Innovative today.