ST. PAUL, Minn. & LIVERPOOL, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M Library Systems and Polaris Library Systems have entered into a new
agreement that will see Polaris offering 3M’s automated materials
handling (AMH), RFID and SelfCheck systems. This partnership brings to
libraries the combined expertise of two innovative companies committed
to industry-leading technologies and unparalleled customer support.
The deal builds on 3M’s existing strategic partnership with Polaris to
integrate the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS) with the 3M
Cloud Library eBook Lending Service, allowing patrons at
participating libraries to browse both physical and digital collections
within just one catalog.
“This partnership represents two highly innovative companies working
together to provide solutions that benefit our library customers,” said
Arnie Roese, National Sales and Marketing Manager for 3M Library
Systems. “With easier access to a full suite of solutions, libraries can
experience the benefits of our world class service and innovation.”
“This relationship will allow our customers to get more from their
investment in AMH and RFID technologies,” said Steven Nielsen, Vice
President of Product Management for Polaris. “Now we can offer our
library customers an even broader range of integrated services to help
them increase efficiency and improve the patron experience, while still
continuing to support industry standard RFID, AMH and SelfCheck
solutions. We look forward to building stronger capabilities for all the
libraries using AMH, RFID and Polaris.”
Libraries interested in AMH, RFID and SelfCheck solutions from 3M
Library Systems can purchase them through either 3M or Polaris
For more information, visit www.3M.com/Library.
About 3M Library Systems
Library Systems is the only company that develops, designs, and
manufactures cutting-edge digital media, circulation management and
security solutions. Finding the technology solution that is right for
our customers, 3M's promise is to deliver a long term partnership that
is built to exceed their expectations. For more information about 3M
Library Systems, visit http://www.3m.com/library
or follow @3MLibrary on Twitter.
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3M and SelfCheck are trademarks of 3M Company.
About Polaris Library Systems
Library Systems earns the highest customer satisfaction ratings by
focusing on one goal: helping libraries better serve their communities.
A true technology partner, Polaris uses a deep understanding of
libraries and patrons to thoughtfully design products and services that
meet today’s most challenging needs. Over 2,000 public, private and
academic libraries count on Polaris automation platforms to maximize
time and resources, reduce costs, boost productivity and improve patron
satisfaction every day. Polaris is dedicated to providing unique,
reliable solutions that empower libraries to build better patron
relationships and a productive, bright future. Visit www.polarislibrary.com
for more information.