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Best Library Management Software

Libraries rely on library management systems to manage asset collections as well as relationships with their members. Library management systems help libraries keep track of their documents inventory and loans, and member subscriptions and profiles, sometimes for multiple physical locations. This type of software can be used by educational institutions’ libraries, as well as public or private libraries. Library patrons use library management systems to find, reserve, and loan documents while library staffs employ it to manage the acquisition, cataloging, and inventory of documents.

Library management systems usually integrate with digital information repositories to allow access to electronic resources. Library management systems also needs to integrate with accounting solutions to manage payments and other financial transactions.

To qualify for inclusion in the Library Management category, a product must:

  • Include a database that can be used to store and manage information on different types of content assets (books, magazines, movies, music records, and more) in different formats (print, electronic, video, etc.)
  • Manage patron and member information including profiles, present and past loans, payments, and penalties
  • Allow users to find information from public sources like OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) or WorldCat
  • Manage asset inventory and loans across multiple physical locations
  • Provide statistics on loans, inventory, late returns, or lost documents
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    Destiny Library Manager is an interactive solution that allows librarians and staff to keep real-time track of inventory and media assets and allows students digital means of discovery and reading.

    Alma is a library management solution that supports your library operations from selection to meta management, digitization, and fulfillment that helps you consolidate, manage and extend workflows systems and more.

    The Apollo™ ILS/LSP (Integrated Library System/Library Services Platform) is devoted solely to public libraries. It has exceedingly delighted customers, with a 99.4% retention rate. Apollo library automation has won the Product of the Year award for 2016 and 2017. Its hosted-only and multi-tenant architecture continually pays benefits to customers though faster feature development, faster/better service, hassle-free 3rd party integration, and world-class server management and up-time. Unique capabilities like Gabbie, 2-way texting and Reserve Express for subscribing to favorite authors further set Apollo apart.

    WorldShare Management Services (WMS) is an integrated suite of cloud-based library management applications.

    Sierra is a library system that provides automated workflows, integrated resource management, and open access to data.

    SirsiDynix Symphony provides a proven core for the next generation in library technology: the BLUEcloud LSP.

    The Polaris ILS is designed to provide a scalable software solution with powerful staff tools and an intuitive experience for patrons.

    LibraryWorld is a web-based library management system that allows you to create your library site, build your collection with applications to help you manage your collection and help it grow.

    Integrated library system

    Alexandria library automation software empowers librarians and patrons with customizable interfaces, set-up, and hosting options. Access your catalog from any device on any browser - no apps needed! Plus, with 24/7 customer support, we're here for you every step of the way.

    A platform with a built-in knowledge base for improved reference service.

    Millennium integrated library system (ILS) is a global library technology company.

    My Library keeps all the information about your personal media collection at your fingertips. Separate tabs are available to display your books, movies, and compact discs, all ordered conveniently by title. offers a functionally advanced version of Koha and ready access to the most experienced Koha software support company in the industry, LibLime.

    LibraryH3lp is software used by libraries, educators, and non-profits for better customer service.

    Catalog management. Simple database management system for book collectors or very small libraries.

    EOS.Web is available in bundles of features assembled for academic and special libraries of all sorts.

    World's Best Library Management Solution with Interactive Network, connecting Readers, Libraries, Educationists, Authors and Publishers with Librarians being the Change-Maker driving his interaction. Best Book Buddies is driving LMS to a new era, thus heralding good times for positive environment of interaction among people with Books at the center of discussions. This has taken the shape of a platform that creates and promoted book-reading, discussions, events, book-launch, author pages and publishers' page connecting them all together. Koha is available in most of the unicode languages

    CyberTools for Libraries is a web-based, integrated, electronic resource management and customizable A-Z list for your resources with features to help you manage your online catalog and lists.

    Evolve Library is a library management system that is designed and built in-house with modules that are configurable to fit your library environments needs.

    Insignia Library System is a full-featured library system (ILS Brochure). It can be installed as Windows-based or web based or web enabled, it has simple point-and-click navigation and is easy and fun for library patrons and staff.

    Journal Finder is an A-Z list, link resolver and ERM solution that provides you access to your electronic content with a manageable user interface.

    LiBRARYSOFT is a network/cloud-based client-server solution that allows you to search from across your intranet or across the Internet for your information.

    Millennium is an integrated library system that offers a technology architecture that provides support for everyday library transactions while meeting the demands of your library needs.

    OpenText Library Management allows you to consolidate physical and digital collections while managing your content, resources and more helping you make business decisions, manage money by centralizing knowledge assets, manage returns, protect capital, and more.

    Web-based event management application with online registration and public relation tools for libraries of all sizes.

    SirsiDynix Horizon is a foundational part of our BLUEcloud LSP. Horizon provides a stable, proven platform for BLUEcloud web clients like BLUEcloud Cataloging and Analytics.

    Books Database allows you to catalog your books automatically allowing you to merge information from multiple sites into one database.

    LibGuru is a library management software that provides automation for everyday operations with circulation, acquisition, cataloguing, serials and more to help you manage your library.

    A print cost management solutions for small libraries.

    ResourceMate Essential is a solution that allows you to catalog resources, with searching and reporting capabilities and the ability to establish items that cannot be searched, while tracking pamphlets, flyers, brochures and more.

    Senayan, or full Senayan Library Management System (Slims), is a library management system software (library management system) open source under the GPL v3.

    SmartLibrary is a web-based library management system that provides features to help you manage multimedia content, and more to help you manage your resources and information.

    Voyager is the integrated library solution chosen by many of the world’s leading libraries to serve as the backbone of their service systems. This allows Voyager to interoperate with existing library systems and scale to accommodate future library needs.

    A tool to manage small libraries - either church library or office library.

    AutoLib software is a fully integrated, versatile, user-friendly, cost-effective and multi-user Library automation software.

    Standalone or networked cross-platform library, contact and roster management database based on the power of Filemaker Pro.

    Boopsie for Libraries provides a mobile platforms for libraries that allows you to have free e-books for your patrons 24/7.

    Comprehensive solution that enables libraries to catalog and process their MARC records.

    Concourse is an easy-to-use, feature rich, library automation solution for all types of libraries. Concourse automates all of your library tasks from cataloging, circulation, searching, inventory and more.

    STAR/Libraries is a web-based integrated library system with features that meet the needs of your library and information center that supports resources including technical reports, internal documents, web sites, and more.

    Library Management System with book Cataloging and different type of searching/browsing option to handle a Complete Library System.

    Eloquent Library contains all the functions available in traditional Integrated Library Systems (ILS), plus everything required to build and maintain a virtual library. Your patrons have the convenience of only one place to look.

    An open source platform for creating self-configuring repositories for libraries and the publishing industry.

    An open source enterprise-class library automation system that helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate materials.

    FIRST LMS is a library management suite that provides solutions for the information industry in library management, request management, learning and development management online access catalogue and more.

    Easy-to-use, affordable, and complete library software for small school, church, community, non-profit, and business libraries.

    Libib is a website and app for private/home library cataloging.

    Library.Solution is a library automation system that provides features with a user interface to help manage web-based automation, touch screen interfaces, access to e-books and digital resources, automatic authority controls, real-time inventory, reports manager and more.