Having a difficult time keeping track of when to return library items? Have a household with several family members borrowing items on their own cards? Borrowing items from more than one library system?
ELF is an online service that keeps track of the items checked out from the library and emails out reminders before they are due. The service also alerts subscribers when items on holds arrive in the library. Irving Public Library offers the service free to cardholders by signing up on the ELF website. Check out this handy User Guide (PDF) for additional help.
Doesn't Polaris Offer This Service?
Polaris can be set up to send alerts for overdue items and hold alerts. Polaris cannot send alerts for items checked out at other library systems, or for items checked out on other family member's cards.