Software for government & public sector libraries

Packages from just £33.33 + VAT/month
or £399 + VAT/year

Flexible and easy to use library software designed by a Chartered Librarian

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Library software suitable for local and central government libraries

Our library software was designed by a Chartered Librarian in consultation with our clients.

It is easy to use with simple, intuitive workflows. You can add additional titles and admin user licences at any time, making it a flexible system that grows with your requirements.

Our clients in the government and public sector typically choose the Expert Package, which includes the online catalogue, user-friendly OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue), loans/borrowing functionality, serials management and finance & acquisitions modules.

However, if you don’t need all this functionality, you don’t have to pay for it. A range of packages are available to suit your particular needs.

Whichever package you choose, you won’t have to worry about a complex tender process, because Simple Little Library System can be found on the G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace.

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Simple Little Library System offers a flexible solution for the Government and Public Sector
Simple Little Library System is a responsive library software
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Catalogue your collection simply and easily!

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

This package includes:

  • 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.

FLEXIBLE LICENSING

This package includes:

  • One Admin Licence for one 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.

LARGE STARTING STORAGE CAPACITY

This package includes:

  • 3,000 records

 

A record is one catalogue record or title. The number of copies attached to each title doesn’t count towards the total.

Add more batches of 1,000 records as required. It’s totally flexible!

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.

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

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