SOAR

Seeking Online Access to Resources

SOAR is the Chicago Public Schools' Integrated Library System. SOAR offers centralized, web-based access to library administration modules for collection and circulation management and online public access catalogs (OPACs) for integrated searching of print and electronic resources.

Library administration:
  • Check-in/check-out
  • Holds
  • Patron maintenance
  • Cataloging
  • Inventory
  • Reports

OPACs:
  • Integrated discovery of library books, ebooks, and database entries
  • Selection aids include book reviews, book jackets, summaries, author biographies, and lexile information
  • Teachers and students can post reviews, add tags, and share lists of resources

Preview the LS2 OPAC (with the book river) for the Virtual Library.
Preview the Classic OPAC for the Virtual Library.

Implementing SOAR

For librarians interested in converting to the SOAR system.

Using SOAR

For librarians already using the SOAR system.

Link to SOAR - library.cps.edu

Direct Links to SOAR
LS2 Staff - https://circ.library.cps.eduLS2 PAC - https://pac.library.cps.edu/?config=12 (This is a link to the ES Virtual Library. Replace the 12 at the end with your school's 4 digit unit number)LS2 Kids - https://pac.library.cps.edu/kids?config=12 (This is a link to the ES Virtual Library. Replace the 12 at the end with your school's 4 digit unit number)Reports Manager - https://reports.library.cps.eduReal Time Inventory - https://library.cps.edu/rti/