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ILS Resource Guide: Home

What is the ILS?

ILS stands for Integrated Library System, and it's how staff and patrons access all the materials the libraries have to offer. The ILS is the backbone of shared services in our system. 

North Country libraries use Polaris as our ILS, and it has two access points - one for staff and one for patrons.

Leap: This is the back end of the ILS, where library staff log in to perform circulation tasks, like checking items in and out, signing patrons up for library cards, running lists, and more.

Vega: This is the part that patrons see, the online catalog where they can search for items, place holds, and manage their accounts.

Tech Services Requests

Here you can request supplies and training. You should also use this form to notify us about changes to your service hours and circulation policy so that we can keep the ILS and the app up to date for the public.

Non-Automated Libraries

Using the ILS is a minimum standard for chartered libraries, but if your library is unchartered and non-automated, you'll need different resources.

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