Get, Keep and Excite Library Patrons!

We think library promotion and marketing is CRITICAL!

We love to share how library services are doing this well across the world and you may have read that in our earlier blogs. So we absolutely loved that Timmins Public Library made the TV news with a film about their work and how the new library app is enabling them to reach out to not only current users but also those who may never have thought about using the library.

They really do know that its never been more important to offer a library experience that matters and that is relevant in the modern world. It’s also so important to get the message out and a TV broadcast like this is amazing as it reaches such a diverse audience. You can watch the TV broadcast here

The mobile era is undoubtedly here—The number of mobile users today is greater than the number of desktop users! We use our phones for almost every activity like shopping, doing exercises, improving our lifestyle, traveling, navigating in a big city, listening to music, chatting with friends or making our visuals more beautiful.

As businesses have realised the need to effectively use mobile channels to attract and retain customers so have libraries across the world. But, it cant be just any old app it has to be the best, the one that gives a great user experience so they can make the most of this channel. 

That is why 10 years ago SOLUS launched the first ever UK public libraries app in Edinburgh Scotland and now our Library Apps are in use in almost 6,000 library locations across 5 continents and we’re growing rapidly!

The app just got better and better and makes the user experience interactive and fun. The app now greatly contributes to your library’s brand awareness. The SOLUS mobile app is like a billboard sign for your community, its in your patrons’ pockets 24/7. Its an app that has features your customers will love, beautifully designed with your clear distinct branding.

It’s a great way to change perceptions of your services and to get and keep your patrons engaged and involved with the library service.

We are keen to help you to tell your customers about the app so we thought you’d enjoy the way Sunshine Coast Libraries in Australia have launched their fab new SOLUS app! Just watch this via @mysunshinecoast – Introducing the new Sunshine Coast Libraries

But because it’s not just an app it’s a SOLUS app this means we know how to help you to respond to some of today’s challenges. Libraries’ continuing success lies in how and how fast and well we manage through the current challenges. SOLUS is here to help your change become super-charged. 


It’s so good that Illinois Heartland Library System (SHARE) Selected the Solus Mobile Library App. SHARE is the largest automation consortium in North America, supporting 342 member libraries at 472 locations, comprising of school,, academic, special, and public libraries, with a service population of over 1.4 million. Find out more 

We were also so pleased to announce that South Central Library System (SCLS) in Wisconsin has deployed the Solus Library App to integrate with Bibliovation ILS. SCLS is one of Wisconsin’s largest public library systems serving 49 member libraries through its consortial ILS and in turn serving 440,000 registered patrons. Find out more

We’re proud of The Library App and the versions of it that SOLUS has built for our ILS partners. And while we’d never have imagined that we’d reach 6,000 library locations on 5 continents and it’s a great achievement, we don’t plan on stopping there! 

Let us help you deliver an intuitive and exciting library experience! Time to get in touch! [email protected]


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