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

Find out why Bailey Solutions is the leading legal library software supplier in the market*

We were the first to offer library software for legal libraries using Microsoft development tools and we have been providing library software since the 1990s to help law firms, barristers chambers and other legal libraries manage print and digital resources. Trust our experience to deliver GDPR compliant software that helps you manage your legal library.

 
 

 *Check us out on Legal Technology Insider where you can see that more than 40% of the Top 200 law firms use our software.

Woman working in library on her laptop to catalogue her books in Simple Little Library System
Our library software packages offer a flexible solution for legal libraries
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

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.

Lawyer working on his laptop searching for resources in Simple Little Library System
Screenshot of Simple Little Library System OPAC dashboard
Configurable welcome screen for lawyers

Three good reasons to choose our legal library software

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Under resourced?

We save your time with automated cataloguing from legal 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 lawyers can recognise your resources readily. Think of the time you can save!

Saving money for your organisation by using Simple Little Library System

Budgets under pressure?

We know that budgets are always under pressure, so we provide affordable legal 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

Are your lawyers confused about where to find information?

Give lawyers 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 lawyers don’t have to think about which application to search. A unified search allows users to quickly find resources and improve their productivity. Give your firm the competitive edge.

Sacker logo for library software case study

“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

Designed by a legal library consultant

Penny Bailey MD of Bailey Solutions and designer or library software
Penny Bailey, BA, Dip Lib, MCILIP, MIoD, FRSA

Our Managing Director has worked at consultancy level for libraries and information centres in law firms, barristers chambers and in-house legal practices.

Manage print & electronic

Unique 3-layer structure to help you manage multi-volume sets of journals, loose-leafs, law reports, precedents and encyclopedia.

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

Manage access to electronic resources and know how too!

Fully responsive

Lawyers can access your information & resources using mobiles, tablets or any size computer screen – even when working remotely.

Use library software with our responsive design

Financial controls & reporting

Save money by using Simple Little Library System

Keep track of orders and spending with our legal library software. 

Our software also has serials management that helps you keep track of looseleaf releases and journal issues, so never be caught out with an out-of-date looseleaf!

Explore our legal 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.

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