Legal library software for law firms, barristers and in-house legal teams

Packages from just £36 + VAT/month
or £432 + VAT/year

Find out why Simple Little Library System and Bailey Solutions are used and trusted by legal libraries throughout the UK and beyond.

Which legal library software package will suit your requirements?

Legal libraries vary greatly in their scope, operations, and needs. Some legal librarians simply need to accurately audit and efficiently organise their collections. Others need to monitor loans, and many are also required to create distribution lists, monitor subscriptions to periodicals and journals, and track finances. With Simple Little Library System, you’ll only pay for what you need.

Simple Little Library System is a responsive library software
Lawyer working on his laptop searching for resources in Simple Little Library System
Our library software packages offer a flexible solution for legal libraries
Title in the catalogue
Screenshot of Simple Little Library System OPAC dashboard
Homepage for site visitors
Library Admin dashboard

A lot more detail about what's included:

Complimentary try-before-you-buy trial

  • 30-day free trial
  • No payment or credit card details needed
  • No oblogation
  • Simply register on this website using the form above.

Catalogue your collection simply and easily!

Designed by a librarian for easy cataloguing – you don’t need to be a professional librarian!

All packages include:

  • Ready to go catalogue form with standard catalogue fields
  • Unlimited additional custom fields
  • Unlimited additional large text fields
  • Unlimited subjects
  • Unlimited links to electronic items
  • Unlimited copies

Intuitive software

AutoCat downloads information from Google Books, COPAC libraries and other sources.

It’s as simple as 1,2,3!

  1. Enter your ISBN and choose your source
  2. AutoCat copies the bibliographic details and front cover image into your catalogue
  3. AutoCat adds a copy in your usual location in the catalogue

The Web OPAC allows you to share your catalogue with your library users

  • Library users can search and browse your collection.
  • A site licence for the Web OPAC – unlimited library users.
  • You decide who your library users are: they could be public users, members or staff, etc.
The Web OPAC comes as a Site Licence, which means you can share your catalogue with unlimited library users. Library users do not have access to the Library Admin functionality.

Simple loans for small libraries!

In Simple Little Library System the loans module is geared to small libraries without complex loan requirements. With the loans module you can:

  • Set your standard loan length
  • Set items as Reference Only
  • Record new loans
  • Return loans
  • Renew loans
  • Send Overdue Notices (or not)
  • Reserve items for borrowers

Please note that this system does not support fines or complex loans policies. Please see KnowAll Matrix LMS if you require more loans functionality.

Manage your Orders, Receipts and Invoices

Simple Little Library System has an Acquisitions & Finance module to help you keep track of your spending and renewals

  • Keep track of orders
  • Get reminders for overdue orders
  • Know exactly how much you’re spending 
  • Forecast future expenditure
  • Demonstrate savings
  • Run pre-configured reports at a touch of a button
  • Save time

Manage subscriptions for journals and serials

  • Keep track of subscription renewals
  • Predicts next expected issue
  • Easy check-in
  • Alerts for missing / late issues
  • Efficient management of circulation lists including global replacement
  • Print or email circulation list


All packages include one Admin Licence for a library administrator.

Add more Admin Licences when you place your order or later if you find you need more.

It’s totally flexible!

Each Admin Licence is a user licence for a named library administrator. Each licence allows one  library administrator to login. You can purchase more Admin Licences as and when required.

Library administrators can create catalogue records and enter data generally throughout the system according to the Package you have chosen.

There is nothing to install on your computer or servers- simply use a browser*

All major browsers supported.

No IT required, no worries and no hassle. We promise to keep your data private and secure.

  • Secure bunker in Kent
  • ISO 27001 information security certificate
  • Monthly penetration tests carried out
  • Mirrored servers
  • Nightly backups off-site
  • No Java or Flash plug-ins
  • Bailey Solutions keeps you up to date with new versions
  • Single database per client (not multi-tenanted)
  • Server up-time guaranteed @ 99.7%
  • Meets accessibility standards


*Requires an internet connected computer, laptop or mobile device

Video guide to using our software

Our aim is to produce intuitive software that you’ll enjoy using.

However if you need help, all our packages come with a free help centre so you can easily find help topics and short videos that explain how to use the different functions in Simple Little Library System.

Learn as you go in small chunks. No expensive training courses.

Data Protection: How We Keep Your Client Information Safe​​

At our company, we take data protection seriously. We understand that protecting our clients’ personal data is of the utmost importance. That’s why we have a number of measures in place to ensure that our software and operational practices provide a secure environment for client information. Read more about how our company is dedicated to protecting our clients’ personal data here.

Need Advanced Software for Your Library?

Bailey Solutions offers KnowAll Matrix, an advanced library and knowledge management software designed specifically for corporate, legal, and higher education libraries.

A few words from our clients

Fox Williams logo for case study on Simple Little Library System

“What’s great about SLLS is my Admin Dashboard. As soon as I login I can see exactly what I need to do, catalogue corrections, overdue orders or serial parts updates. Because I work part-time this legal library software is such a time saver for me. It is also very reassuring when faced with those unexpected queries about new acquisitions or new editions, I can answer quickly and confidently from that one screen that orders have been made or we are up to date.”

Julie Keys, Legal Information Manager at Fox Williams

“We migrated to SLLS last year. The transition was smooth and we had a good response to the few ‘tweaks’ needed. The new product is very clear and well laid out, so training lawyers is easy, as the layout is now so like other main databases they use. The check-in/check-out facility works well. The Admin function is also pretty clear – and where it isn’t, a call or email to Bailey’s is answered promptly. I have also used the short training videos and they are clear and useful.”

Anne Storey, Library Officer at Sackers

SLLS has both the ‘wow’ factor and ease of use I’ve been looking for. As the firm’s solo librarian, I was able to design and roll-out a sleek library catalogue without having to bog down our internal IT.  SLLS provides lots of flexibility and online tech support, as well as an incredibly responsive live support team. Lawyers are impressed with the search functionality, quickly navigating to previously difficult to find subscription-based digital resources. This has saved time and increased resource use, allowing the firm to maximize the value of expensive print and online tools.

Lenie Ott, MA, MI. Manager- Knowledge Services


At the BIALL annual conference 2022 Bailey Solutions was presented with BIALL Supplier of the Year Award. Here’s BIALL’s press release on the award:

“This year’s winner has been quoted as “an extremely proactive supplier who are a joy to work with”. They have spent the last year moving all their customers onto new versions of their library management software products, a process which has been completed with minimal cost implications for those customers. They have provided a high-quality customer service both in the lead up to and during the data transfer, and when responding to queries as people got used to their new systems. Their great communication and willingness to provide ongoing training support was commended in several nominations this year. It has also been noted that they resolve any issue in a quick and efficient manner.”

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