Reaching Across Illinois Library Systems (RAILS) makes the BiblioBoard platform and Community Engagement programs available statewide for all of their member libraries and expands access to every resident in the state of Illinois. RAILS BiblioBoard instance is a continuously growing statewide resource that features local content, historical databases, short story collections, and simultaneous use eBooks from some of the world’s top publishers.
RAILS sees their role as that of a R&D lab for libraries, for which they take very seriously. In their original agreement with BiblioLabs, they had a ‘first right of refusal’ for any new innovation projects we aimed to launch. We love that spirit of engagement and enthusiasm and it has been the fuel for a very fun and productive relationship.