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September 03, 2023



In response to the increasing demand for a better student borrowing experience, Ex Libris, part of Clarivate, is embarking on a journey to bring the benefits of Rapido – a user-focused library resource sharing solution – to more libraries. Drew University and Ex Libris, integrated library system are excited to announce their partnership aimed at integrating FOLIO and EDS with Rapido for simplified inventory management, real-time title availability, and integration with patron and circulation workflows.  





“We are thrilled to introduce Rapido to our academic community,” said Elizabeth Leonard, Director of the Drew University Libraries and Special Collections.


“This cutting-edge solution aligns with our commitment to provide our users with the best possible research experience. By partnering with Ex Libris, we are taking a significant step toward expanding access to knowledge and fostering collaboration in the academic realm. Rapido offers an opportunity for Drew to strengthen its position as a leader in system innovations supporting scholarly inquiry, ensuring that students and researchers have the tools they need to succeed in their academic pursuits.” 


Katie Birch, Senior Director of Product Management at Ex Libris, added:

“We’re delighted to be opening up Rapido to the library community, and partnering with Drew University marks the first step in this program. Our shared goal is to integrate EDS and FOLIO with Rapido, and to offer libraries exceptional staff and patron experience. This collaboration with also contribute to the growth of the Rapido community.” 


Interested in simplifying the resource sharing experience at your library? Tell us which system you are using, and we’ll tailor Rapido to your needs. Let’s talk. 


About Drew University 

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs. 

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs. 


About Rapido  

Rapido is a resource-sharing solution fully integrated with the library system. With Rapido, libraries give students independent access to external resources, while staff manage a higher volume of requests, with less effort. Contact us to make Rapido work for your library. 

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