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Polaris Library Systems Enters Strategic Partnership with 3M Library Systems

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 representatives.

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