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What is Polaris?


Polaris is the name for the library automation system developed by Polaris Library Systems of Syracuse, New York. 

Polaris is a client/server system using the Windows operating system. The preferred web browser is Microsoft Internet Explorer, but Polaris is compatible with most other web browsers. This system of networked computers keeps track of all of the library's functions, and make library operations run more smoothly and quickly. With Polaris, all of the searching can be done through a single workstation.

Benefits for the library user

         Faster check ins and check outs 

         Faster delivery of reserve material

         Faster availability of new titles

         Search the catalog of the local library by computer

         Tailored search modes: basic and expert 

         View the status of a book

         Check on personal borrowing record 

         Reserve books online

         Search databases of magazines & encyclopedias  

         Search for information on the Internet 

        Access to an online catalog that includes the collections of 31 Montgomery County Libraries

         Doing all these things while in the library or from home





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