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Harford County Public Library in Maryland Selects the Polaris ILS

Press Release: [December 16, 2010]

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Abstract: Polaris Library Systems announced that Harford County Public Library in Belcamp, Maryland, selected the Polaris Integrated Library System. Harford County Public Library provides library services to over 210,000 registered borrowers. The Polaris ILS will replace the library's SirsiDynix Horizon system.


Syracuse, NY, December 16, 2010 - Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that Harford County Public Library in Belcamp, Maryland, selected the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). Harford County Public Library (HCPL) provides library services to over 210,000 registered borrowers.

"Polaris ILS will supply the platform for HCPL to provide an optimum experience for our customers in accessing the catalog and interacting with new technology. We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers enhanced functionality," said Library Director Mary Hastler.

The Polaris ILS will replace the library's SirsiDynix Horizon system. Prior to selecting the Polaris ILS, Harford County Public Library went through an extensive review process.

"We are excited to partner with Harford County Public Library," said Polaris Library Systems President & CEO Bill Schickling. "The dynamic leaders and staff at Harford are always thinking of new ways to serve their community. We look forward to working with HCPL as they implement technology that enhances the services they offer to their library users."

Harford County Public Library

Founded in 1946, the Harford County Public Library (HCPL) system has grown to include eleven branches and two outreach vehicles that serve over 210,000 registered borrowers of all ages, and has an annual circulation of almost 4,700,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community. Their commitment to delivering exceptional service was recognized with a four-star rating by Library Journal's "2010 Index of Public Library Service." For more information about Harford County Public Library, visit the website at www.hcplonline.info.

About Polaris Library Systems

For thirty years, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers work-flow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access, and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com.

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Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 16, 2010
Publisher:Polaris Library Systems
Company: Polaris Library Systems
Products: Polaris
Libraries: Harford County Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Record Number:15289
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2010-12-16 15:34:11