What Is PatronLink?
PatronLink is a service from ReferenceUSA, an Infogroup company that has been serving the library community since 1992. Through our easy-to-use online SaaS (software as a service) platform, we provide libraries access to extremely accurate data to understand patrons, find new patrons and reach patrons.
Superior Compilation. Exceptional Data.
No other big data provider goes to the lengths we do to ensure the data your patrons rely on is relevant, comprehensive, and up-to-date.
We begin by collecting hundreds of thousands of public information sources. From there, our research staff analyzes and verifies every record and compiles all the information into easy-to-use databases.
One Site. The Team to Help.
Patronlink and the team behind it are perfect for all your community and patron research and outreach needs. Ideal uses include:
- Researching your community and patrons
- Finding new patrons
- Targeting collections and programs
- Boosting library engagement
What our customers are saying
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) recently completed a successful two-month patron outreach campaign using PatronLink, resulting in a gain of over 1,700 new patrons while positively impacting the local economy and building a stronger sense of community in the county.
We’ve had great success with the ReferenceUSA product, especially with our business students. It has a simple interface that provides a quick lookup or an in-depth screening mode that allows the user to locate a specific company or group of companies based on a wide variety of criteria. The information provided about corporate linkage to a parent and subsidiary is especially useful as is the rest of the information returned with the search results. We have come to rely heavily on ReferenceUSA as a first stop for much of our directory lookups.
At Bradford Libraries, we are delighted with our new OneSource electronic resource. The major bonus for us is being able to offer a renowned business product remotely, which means that wherever our library customers have access to a PC they have access to OneSource. The depth of information is phenomenal and the cost is within reach of public libraries. Both staff and customers use OneSource to research company information, market and investor data and news items for a whole variety of enquiries, including detailed company analysis, marketing lists, job-seeking information, director data, market share, and stockbroker reports.
ReferenceUSA’s remote access capability enables our library to provide quality business information to our users—inside or outside our building—24 hours a day, seven days a week. This level of access has proven quite popular with our users, especially the business community. It is a perfect tool in the evolution from print resources to electronic resources.