What products work for my public library?

Does your library software meet the needs of your community? Are you able to connect with your users on-the-go? Do you current services give you the financial support you're looking for?

Today's world is a world of connectivity. Your users have high expectations when it comes to ease and efficiency and it's your job to meet them through top-notch library service, up-to-date digital resrouces, and more. As phone screens and instant gratification take precedence in fulfilling users' needs, SirsiDynix offers a number of services and products for you to better communciate with your community and give them the resources they need.

  • Flexible reports. Use BLUEcloud Analytics to design and run reports in minutes. By combining data from your ILS, OPAC, and other SirsiDynix software, Analytics generates complex analyses and tailors custom reports within seconds. 
  • Increase your visibility. From mobile library apps to social media avenues, SirsiDynix offers a number of products to increase your community presence.
  • Simplify your job. SirsiDynix's BLUEcloud suite of products provide your library with the automation you need to make your job easier. Take advantage of voice automation services, online credit card solutions, and more. 
  • Give and get back. Community Funded Services provide your users with the convenience and comfort they need. PrePaid library cards, online purchase options, and convenient payment solutions ensure that your customers' needs are met; meanwhile, you receive a portion of every transaction made.
73%
of library users say they visited the library to borrow a print book, or browse the library shelves

Easily provide the technology and resources your community wants without overburdening your own staff. Place holds on eResources, return them early, and see your eResource holds and checkouts all within Enterprise.

Besides its renowned system stability, Symphony has a broad range of special features all public libraries crave. Symphony's Serials module simply can't be beat. As another nice feature, Symphony allows you to automate text reminders for immediate notification of holds, upcoming due dates, etc.

Customize your catalog and OPAC to reflect the needs of your users. Both Horizon and Symphony have amazing flexibility through APIs and Web Services, and this flexibility is only going to increase as the BLUEcloud products incteract with the ILS through these tools. 

Buy It Now allows patrons to buy books, movies, and more from outside retailers through their library's website. Best of all, a portion of each purchase is put right back into your library. Purchases can include more than books, too; any purchase made through the service, including furniture, clothing, and more, will add to your library's funds. 

I Love My Library cards allow your library card to double as a prepaid checking card. So, while the card can be used to check out your favorite library books and content, it can also be used to buy any other resources you may need. In return, your library receives a portion of all fees for cards issued and activated through the library. 

With BLUEcloud Commerce, your library can accept credit and debit card payments online, at the desk, and on the go. No longer do patrons have to pay fines on site; transactions can be processed online through the library's website. Payment options are simplified for patrons while libraries benefit from a small percentage of each patron transaction.