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Polaris Library Systems continues strong growth; reaches 59 signed contracts in 2011

Press Release: [January 20, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Polaris Library Systems

Abstract: Polaris Library Systems announced that it ends 2011 with a total of 59 signed contracts, up from 27 signed contracts in 2010. These contracts represent a total of 285 new library locations and 41 new customers for the year. Polaris has experienced steady growth over the last several years by expanding its customer base and growing its business with current customers. High customer satisfaction ratings for both the Polaris ILS and its service and support have helped the company consistently earn new business from both public and academic libraries.


DALLAS, January 20, 2012 Polaris Library Systems, a pioneer in the development of library technology solutions for public, private and academic libraries, today announces that it ends 2011 with a total of 59 signed contracts, up from 27 signed contracts in 2010. These contracts represent a total of 285 new library locations and 41 new customers for the year.

Polaris has experienced steady growth over the last several years by expanding its customer base and growing its business with current customers. High customer satisfaction ratings for both the Polaris ILS and its service and support have helped the company consistently earn new business from both public and academic libraries.

"Our continued success stems from a basic philosophy that Polaris has had since day one we are simply in the business of helping libraries serve their communities," said Bill Schickling, president and CEO, Polaris Library Systems. "That mission guides everything that we do; from product development to support and service. We understand that what we're providing to our partner libraries goes beyond an ILS. We're promising to help them build a strong connection between the library and its patrons and users. We're pledging to help promote the library, to help reduce costs, to streamline processes, to free up resources. Our success relies on the success of the libraries that we serve."

The latest additions to the Polaris customer list, and their previous ILS systems, include:

  • Santa Monica Public Library, CA (Symphony)
  • Kitsap Regional Library, WA (Symphony)
  • Dayton Metro Public Library, OH (Horizon)
  • Alachua County Library District, FL. (Symphony)
  • Winterset Public Library, IA (Symphony)
  • Calabasas Public Library, CA (Follett)

About Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems' mission is to help libraries better serve their communities. Through its work with almost 2,000 libraries across the U.S. and Canada, Polaris has come to understand the challenges and opportunities that librarians and their users face. The company designs products and services to help public, private and academic libraries surmount these challenges and lead productive, bright futures. For more information about Polaris Library Systems, visit www.polarislibrary.com.

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:January 20, 2012
Publisher:Polaris Library Systems
Company: Polaris Library Systems
Products: Polaris
Libraries: Santa Monica Public Library
Kitsap Regional Library
Dayton Metro Public Library
Alachua County Library District
Winterset Public Library
Calabasas Public Library
Subject: System announcements -- selection
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Record Number:16486
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-01-20 10:04:32