Purchasing Technology for Your Library

The PLS IT Department assists with ordering technology for your library. This is broken into two categories: major purchases and peripherals. 

Major purchases are defined as:

  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops
  • Networking Equipment
  • Printers

Peripherals are items such as:

  • Monitors
  • Receipt printers
  • Spine label printers
  • Barcode scanners

PLS IT Staff are there to help you with purchasing technology from either category. 

PLS has always maintained a standard core networking equipment configuration. We have recommended workstations from Dell for use by staff or public in your library. If you are looking for laptops or printers, we are able to provide a list of recommendations based on need and budget. 

If you need to purchase peripherals, please talk to us. Years of experience have taught us what works best with both Polaris and the PLS network. 

Inquiries can be sent to the helpdesk via email or via the webform

Peripherals can be ordered at any time, but we have instituted a purchasing schedule for major purchases. Orders must be received and approved before the following cutoff dates:

  • January 31st
  • March 31st
  • May 31st
  • July 31st
  • September 30th
  • November 30th

Any orders coming in after the cutoff date will be held and processed during the next round of purchasing.