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  • Complete web based library management system

    Complete web based library management system

    247lib.com is a fully featured library management system, which is suitable for :
    organisations of any size.
    collections of any size.
    items of any type including:books, periodicals, ebooks, ejournals, art, music, video, news, events, discussions, assets, equipment, room bookings, blogs, RSS feeds, websites, digital assets, documents and more ...

  • 247lib.com includes power searching

    Find Items Fast!

    247lib.com includes power searching by:
    Keyword, Phrase, Exact, Nearest, Intellisense, Star-rating
    Soundex, Tags, Taxonomies, Item type, Dates, Boolean
    Document content, Reading lists, Partial word, Stored searches, 'See and See Also', Federated Z39.50

  • A Personalised Solution

    A Personalised Solution

    Design your own OPAC to catch the eye of your users OR choose from one of our engaging OPAC styles. 247lib.com is packed full of OPAC configuration options:
    find information fast with search options
    reserve items, renew items, request items
    review items, tag items, purchase items, sell items
    print items, email items
    favourite searches, favourite items, special interests, messages and more ...

  • Information at your finger tips

    Information at your finger tips

    247lib.com has comprehensive reporting facilities for:
    management information to give you greater control
    usage statistics to decide how to grow the library
    email for low cost sending of notices
    SMS integration for mobile users
    creation of electronic files in many formats e.g. MARC, XML, Excel and Word formats
    It is so easy to create your own report templates!
    Add your own colours, fonts, images and branding to add that wow factor!

  • Get Support Using The Internet

    Get Support Using The Internet

    The configuration of the system is controlled by a web browser based configuration module, called the supervisor module. Using the supervisor module you can:
    Reconfigure what features you want
    Get online help from our support staff
    Ask our support staff to reconfigure your library management system without incurring onsite consultancy fees.
    The supervisor module comes with clear instructions, but you can always call us up if you have any queries.

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Benefits Summary

Some of the benefits of 247lib.com are summarised below:

A Robust Library Management System built by the UK’s top library specialists.
Scalable for small libraries with 1 librarian up to large libraries with millions of transactions
Comprehensive – you get all the functionality you need in one system.
Configurable - you can turn off those modules you do not need!
Intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use.
Application may be run onsite or hosted by ANS using the Internet
Easy to install since only need to install software on one PC server
Based on industry standards (MARC 21, Z39.50, XML) for interoperability with other systems
Perform high quality cataloguing by using Z39.50 to import catalogue definitions.
Power search capabilities allow library staff to find items quickly and give a quality service.
Ergonomic design allows library staff to provide services easily and quickly
Excellent integration with productivity aids such as barcode readers.
Automated import/update of patron data with associated photos saves time
Easy import of web addresses and links to electronic data
Multi-media support, including integration with electronic documents/resources and web sites. Link images, sound files and/or video clips to records
Easy for librarians to manage loan strategies
Web based supervisor module gives control to library staff.
Easy to use stock-take facility
The periodicals module is best of breed at handling subscriptions, irregular issues, circulation lists and claims with consummate simplicity.
Our solution provides quality management information and maintains comprehensive statistics.
Fast ad hoc reporting directly into Microsoft Office tools such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Delivery of notices via Email and SMS saves time and money
Scheduled notices can be automatically emailed, printed or SMSed saving time
Custom-built OPACs deliver your exact requirements.
Can have multiple web OPAC interfaces (e.g. public & internal or English and Chinese)
OPAC options include hot topics, recent additions, news, events, discussions, bookings, RSS feeds, blogs and websites to encourage engagement
Powerful search options in OPACs allow OPAC users to find items quickly.
Quality display of book covers, art work, planning documents and other graphical catalogue items provides visual interest to the OPAC.
Graphical display of authorities such as authors’ photos provides colour and interest.
Clients maintain personal information in their secure client area. Clients can maintain their profile, place reservations, cancel reservations, renew items, request items, view their loans history, provide feedback, take electronic surveys, review items, send messages, receive messages and specify list of special interests. These features are very popular and increase usage.
Automatic notifications can inform clients of new resources, which match their interests.
Comprehensive interlibrary loan services. Remote libraries may be searched and items can be obtained from the cheapest or quickest source to save money and time respectively.
Self-service software for self-service machines (247lib.com DIY)
Based on Microsoft SQL Server for 24 hour system operation and automated backups
Integrates with 3rd party ‘search’ engines and Virtual Learning Environments such as Moodle, BlackBoard

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