Welcome to SHARE




"Bad libraries build collections,
good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities."
- R. David Lankes

Take the poll to vote for a name for this new program!

The idea is for our member libraries to put together kits, so book clubs have an easier way to get items shared throughout the consortium. It can expand to other types of kits as well, like STEM/STEAM kits, storytime kits, Lego kits - the possibilities are endless!

You may have heard that that there has been a concern from state representatives regarding library confidentiality. If you would like to follow the IHLS recommendation to change your hold pickup method, please follow the following instructions:

Hold pickup slips are formatted for libraries that allow patrons to pick up their own held items. These slips require a line mode receipt printer.

Big news! You voted and the new SHARE logo was selected! If your library is a SHARE library, be sure to start using the new logo. Several versions of the logo are available to download on the SHARE website on the Marketing Materials page.

It’s election time again! The SHARE Executive Council needs members to vote to fill an empty Small Library Representative seat on the SHARE Executive Council.

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, we will complete the upgrade of the remote Polaris servers.  Some of you may already notice that the Polaris toolbar looks slightly different, as you may have connected to one of the new servers. 

We also found that some users running Windows 7 have experienced issues connecting to the new servers.  These Windows 7 computers were missing various Windows Updates. 

Although we do not have a specific list of exact updates required at this time, we generally recommend that you keep Windows up to date with Security and Critical patches as well as any updates (including optional ones) related to "Remote Desktop Protocol", "RDP", or "Terminal Services".  Once we find the specific updates, we will update the Windows 7 Polaris Prerequisites section under Support -> Documentation to reflect the new requirements. 

If you are still experiencing issues with Polaris receipt printing alignment (e.g.: library name starting in the center and wrapping around), OR if it's taking an unusually long time printing hold slips, please download the newest version of ScrewDrivers.  Click "Read More" for more details. 

As of the Polaris 6.2 upgrade, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Chrome are the only browsers that are supported for use with LEAP. 

Some libraries have reported that receipts printed from Polaris are being printed out of alignment. 

The most common issue is the library name being centered instead of starting from the left margin, causing text below that to wrap around. 

For some libraries, installing the latest ScrewDrivers update resolves the issue. 

For those that still have the issue despite running ScrewDrivers version 6.8.0, we are currently investigating additional causes and will post an update as soon as we have more information.