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Columbus Metropolitan Library Partners with BiblioCommons for Enhanced Catalog and Discovery

Columbus Metropolitan Library, one of the highest rated public libraries in the United States, has partnered with BiblioCommons for an enhanced catalog and discovery layer that will work in conjunction with the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS).

By adopting the BiblioCore catalog, Columbus Metropolitan Library will join Chicago Public, Seattle Public, Boston Public, King County Library System, Brooklyn Public, San Francisco Public, and many other large urban and suburban library systems utilizing the BiblioCommons software-as-a-service catalog. BiblioCore works with all major ILS platforms and replaces the traditional patron catalog while encouraging community engagement around the collection, integrating the library’s events, services, and online resources into the patron’s path, and promoting the expertise of librarians as readers’ advisory and reference specialists to their communities.

As the first software vendor to fully integrate e-content into the public library web catalog, BiblioCommons has always been at the forefront of new innovations around digital content and online patron experience. “We are delighted to be able to work with the team at Columbus Metropolitan Library,” Beth Jefferson, Co-Founder of BiblioCommons stated, “and we look forward to their participation in the BiblioCore catalog and collaborations with other BiblioCommons partner libraries in the future.”

To learn more about BiblioCommons services, please visit or stop by the BiblioCommons booth #3519 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.

About Columbus Metropolitan Library

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio for 142 years. With its Main Library and 21 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Club and the Ready to Read Corps. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. In 2014, Columbus Metropolitan Library became the only large public library in the country to be rated a 5-Star Library for all seven years of Library Journal’s industry standards rating program.

About BiblioCommons

BiblioCommons first started as a non-profit youth literacy initiative and now provides online solutions to public libraries worldwide. The BiblioCore catalog service replaces all search and account management functionality of the traditional web catalog, works on top of existing Integrated Library Systems (ILSs), integrates seamlessly with the library’s branding and website navigation, and delivers a robust social discovery experience. In addition to a full suite of complementary services, BiblioCommons recently released BiblioCMS, a complete solution for content and website management. Details on all services are at:

Contact: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Maxine Levine at 647 436 6381 x2026 or