Library software for government and public sector libraries

Crown Commercial Service Supplier for Library Software

Library software suitable for local government and central government libraries

No need for lengthy and complex tender processes! Simple Little Library System can be found on the G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace 

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

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 which grows with your requirements.

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

Reference Library
Simple Little Library System offers a flexible solution for the Government and Public Sector

Why you should switch library software and start your free trial today

Working at her desk in the library using library software Simple Little Library System to manage her library catalogue

In a hurry?

We save your time with automated cataloguing from official sources

You can use AutoCat to download bibliographic details like title, author, edition and publisher for books straight into your catalogue. Our sources include Google Books, Wildy’s and Library Hub Discover (formerly COPAC). AutoCat also automatically creates one copy located in your usual library space. It also adds the front book cover image so users can recognise your resources readily. Think of the time you can save!

Saving money for your organisation by using Simple Little Library System

Budgets squeezed?

We know that budgets are always under pressure, so we provide affordable government library software that doesn’t compromise on quality

Buy only what you need. We don’t tie you into lengthy contracts: pay monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually. After the first 12 months you can give one’month’s notice before the end of your next payment term.

Lawyer working on his laptop searching for resources in Simple Little Library System

Need to improve productivity?

Users conduct one search for print & electronic resources AND knowledge

It’s not just about print and published resources. We offer a single system for print and electronic, published and unpublished resources, external and internal knowledge. This means users don’t have to think about which application to search. One search results means users find resources to do their work with improved productivity.

Stay organised with Simple Little Library System. Catalogue your print and digital resources

Our library software features

  • Catalogue module – with automated cataloguing

  • Loans module – with self service options

  • Finance module – to handle orders, receipts & invoices

  • Serials module – manage receipt of journals and serial publications

  • Pre-configured reports in every module

  • Web OPAC – for library users to discover resources

  • Regular releases – contain fixes, improvements & new features

  • Searchable help centre with comprehensive articles and training videos

Woman working in library on her laptop to catalogue her books in Simple Little Library System

Benefits of using our library software

  • Quickly download bibliographic details, additional text and images

  • Efficiently chase all outstanding orders grouped by supplier

  • Claim missing serial issues before it’s too late

  • Intuitive system means low training overheads

  • Users can (optionally) self-loan & renew saving staff time

  • Track usage to inform whether replacement/renewal is justified

  • Users made aware of all resources both print & electronic

  • Easily review spending and control budgets throughout the financial year

  • Control access to resources and enforce licensing constraints

Still not sure? Hear Kim's experience of her free 30-day library software trial and why she went on to choose Simple Little Library System

Kim was frustrated with the lack of help she received from her old supplier. Kim tried Simple Little Library System and found she could phone or email support and speak with a named individual who knew what they were talking about. At the end of the trial she decided to go ahead because it was going to save her money, and she felt that Bailey Solutions’ team was keen to help.

Click on the image to hear about Kim’s experience.

Explore our library software packages

Best for Collectors

For individuals
£ 14
40
per month / incl. taxes
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalogue
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing

Ideal for collectors and enthusiasts who want an online catalogue.

Best for Reference

Reference only libraries
£ 33
33
per month / excl. taxes
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalogue
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Share your catalogue - Web OPAC

Ideal for specialist libraries and information centres who have a reference only collection and who do not lend their library resources.

Best for Sharing

Share your online catalogue
£ 55
83
per month / excl. taxes
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalogue
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Loans
  • Share your catalogue - Web OPAC
Popular

Ideal for libraries in schools, clubs, associations, churches and businesses that want to lend and/or share their library resources.

Best for Experts

All the modules
£ 103
33
per month / excl. taxes
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalogue
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Loans
  • Share your catalogue - Web OPAC
  • Acquisitions & Finance
  • Serials Management

Ideal for libraries in legal libraries, small business and professional practices that also need finance and serials management modules.

Super Duper

Plus extra hosting & support
£ 130 per month / excl. taxes
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalogue
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Loans
  • Share your catalogue - Web OPAC
  • Acquisitions & Finance
  • Serials Management
  • Hosted Support

Ideal for larger libraries that need extra capacity and support.