Santa Clara County Library Returns to SirsiDynix Horizon

September 11th, 2016

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October 11, 2016, LEHI, UT—SirsiDynix is pleased to welcome Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) back to the family of Horizon libraries. Formerly a long-time Horizon library, SCCLD, is returning to Horizon after a 1 year interim adoption of another ILS. In addition to returning to their former ILS, the California public library system plans to adopt a number of SirsiDynix solutions, including BLUEcloud Analytics, eResource Central, MobileCirc, and BLUEcloud Visibility.

Located on the southern end of the San Francisco Bay area, Santa Clara County Library District serves a population of over 400,000—the most populous area of the Bay region. SCCLD is among the most active libraries in California, supporting an annual circulation of over 9.5 million through their 8 locations and traveling bookmobile. In 2015 SCCLD was recognized as a Four-star library by Library Journal for their proficiency in meeting public demand.

After stepping away from their long-time ILS in 2015, SCCLD has chosen to return to Horizon. Commenting on the return, SCCLD County Librarian Nancy Howe remarked, “The SCCLD had previously been with Horizon for many years. After trying something new we are back again. Our team has found that Horizon’s functionality and workflows help us operate with optimal efficiency. We have also been impressed by the responsive customer service.”

“We are pleased to welcome Santa Clara County Library District back to SirsiDynix,” said CEO Bill Davison. “SCCLD is an exemplary system that does an outstanding job serving their community. We are honored to know that, even after exploring other options, SCCLD chose Horizon as the optimal ILS for supporting their system and serving their patrons. Horizon is a solution with proven stability and scalability. Its architecture is built for the future, with the flexibility to grow and adapt. SCCLD’s complementary selection of applications will support their system with powerful capabilities that increase efficiency and extend the reach of their library. We look forward to working with SCCLD again and a fresh opportunity to serve the Santa Clara County community.”

About Santa Clara County Library

The Santa Clara County Library District promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work.

In 2014, SCCLD celebrated one hundred years of service to local residents. For the last several years, SCCLD has been consistently recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by Library Journal. In 2014, SCCLD was ranked among the top ten large libraries in the United States in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. In 2014 and 2015, SCCLD won Innovator Awards from the Urban Libraries Council.

The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2014, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 225,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.3 million visitors who borrowed 8.9 million items, making it one of the most used resources in the region. Visit Santa Clara County Library District online at www.sccl.org.

About SirsiDynix

SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. SirsiDynix technology is architected to be open, scalable, and robust, offering a complete out-of-the-box solution and unparalleled flexibility through APIs and web services. Complemented by the most experienced training, consulting, and support staff in the industry, SirsiDynix helps libraries create tomorrow’s libraries, today. To find out more, visit www.sirsidynix.com