Library Software Features

Review the library software features available in Simple Little Library System below.

Not every feature is listed so if you don’t see what you want – just ask us!

Standard features - included in all packages

Every Simple Little Library System customer benefits from these great library software features! 

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Catalogue your collection easily! Featuring:

  • 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 file uploads to catalogue records
  • Unlimited copies


Editing Title in SLLS

Our system is ideal for  tiny or large collections and anything in between.

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

Check your package to see how many catalogue records are included. Add more batches of 1,000 records as required. It’s totally flexible!

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Our AutoCat tool downloads information from Google Books, Library Discover Hub, Accelerated Reader, Bookshops 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

Designed by a librarian for easy cataloguing – you don’t need training!

AutoCat widget in SLLS

SLLS has an intuitive, mouse-driven admin interface with hints and tips provided right when you need them.

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

Each Admin Licence is a user licence for a named library administrator. Each licence allows one library administrator to login.

Every package includes at least one licence for a library administrator. You can purchase more Admin Licences as and when required.

SLLS Library Admin dashboard

Video guides 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. 

  • 100% cloud hosted

  • Mirrored servers

  • Nightly backups off-site

  • No Java or Flash plug-ins

  • Bailey Solutions keeps you up to date with new versions

  • Server up-time guaranteed @ 99.7%

  • Meets accessibility standards

*Requires an internet connected computer, laptop or mobile device

We promise to keep your data secure:

  • Secure bunker in Kent
  • ISO 27001 information security certificate
  • Meets UK and European Data Protection legislation
  • Monthly penetration tests carried out
  • Single database per client (not multi-tenanted)

Reference package and up

Our Reference package includes the standard library software features above plus you can share your cloud catalogue with your users.

The web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) allows you to share your catalogue with your library users

  • Library users can search and browse your collection in their web browser.
  • Filter search results by almost any field – for more power when searching and browsing.
  • Generate a shareable URL for every resource at the touch of a button.
  • 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.

SLLS search results

Sharing package and up

Our Sharing package is a great value package which includes all the standard library software features, cloud catalogue for users plus loans and circulation functionality.

Also see our special packages for schools.

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.

SLLS Items on Loan

Expert package and up

Our Expert package gives you everything you need for efficient management of your library. 

It includes all of the library software features above, plus acquisitions and serials management tools. 

Or choose our  Super Duper package for more licences and greater record capacity.

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


Add New Order form in SLLS

Manage subscriptions for journals, loose-leafs and other 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


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