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

Internet Explorer is being retired and it will affect your access to Polaris.

For barcoding libraries, SHARE recommends making the switch to Leap.

Why choose Leap? Leap is EASY to use! It also has several technical benefits. First, it uses less of your library’s bandwidth, so you may notice it running quicker than the original staff client. Second, it uses less resources for SHARE servers. Lastly, Polaris views Leap as their next-generation product. You will start to see more features in Leap than in the staff client.  

If you would like training on Leap, please go to the SHARE Training Portal for a series of quick videos. You can log on with your Polaris username and password to access this training.

Cataloging/Acquisitions Libraries: you may have heard that Leap does not have the full functionality of the staff client. That is true right now, but Polaris is actively developing Leap for cataloging and acquisitions, which is anticipated by the end of the year. It may be a good time to start using Leap for circulation, to get ready for the transition.

Polaris is not retiring the existing staff client. If your library would prefer to use the staff client, you need to change the way you are accessing Polaris. After October, the existing remote access may not work.

For written instructions, including screen shots of the steps to update your remote access, please click here.

As always, SHARE staff are available for assistance. Please contact Dena Porter with any questions.

After a recent Microsoft update you may find, when trying to open Internet Explorer, it closes quickly and Microsoft Edge opens instead preventing access to Polaris. To return Internet Explorer to its normal function, please read our support document for a step by step guide.

1) The Noise by James Patterson - 147 requests
2) Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown - 140 requests
3) Complications by Danielle Steel - 132 requests
4) Billy Summers by Stephen King - 131 requests
5) The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny - 111 requests

The SHARE Circulation & Resource Sharing Committee has updated the Lost Item Payment Procedure to extend the window to bill the requesting library from 12 months to 18 months from the item's due date or last in-transit date.

Take a look at what's happening in in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

1) The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - 195 requests
2) The Shadow by James Patterson - 149 requests
3) The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller - 143 requests
4) It's Better This Way by Debbie Macomber - 137 requests
5) Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 119 requests

Take a look at what's happening in in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

1) The President's Daughter by James Patterson - 185 requests
2) The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave - 178 requests
3) Golden Girl by Erin Hilderbrand - 177 requests
4) Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 160 requests
5) The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah - 106 requests

Take a look at what's happening in in our latest SHARE Member Notes!

The SHARE Finance & Policy Committee Meeting, regularly scheduled on July 8, 2021 is rescheduled on Tuesday July 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Please register to attend in L2.