Surpass SIP Server

The link between your library database and other systems that use the SIP protocol

Surpass SIP Server is the link between your library database and other systems that use the SIP protocol.  Use Surpass SIP server to connect to sources such as:

  • Overdrive
  • Baker & Taylor Axis 360
  • OCLC WorldCat
  • Others

Most e-book systems require your patrons to have a username (or library card) and password (or PIN) in order to borrow e-books.

Surpass provides functions to export patron lists to import into your e-book vendor’s system.  However, we also support an even better method: direct, real-time patron authentication with Surpass.  This is accomplished with the Surpass SIP Server, an add-on to your Surpass System.

Surpass SIP Server Advantages

  • No need to export and import
  • Data is always live.  The moment a new patron is added to Surpass, they can check-out an e-book
  • Patron password changes are instantly reflected in the e-book system.
  • Account Status is honored: Surpass SIP server will tell the e-book system if check-outs should be denied because the patron account is disabled, expired, or has passed limits for too many overdue items or fines.