Library Software

Introduction to the Library Management System is library management software, which allows you to use a standard web browser for managing your library, so you can manage your library using Windows PCs, Apple MACs, low-cost Chromebooks, tablets or even mobile phones.

Configurations are available for charities, colleges, schools, health libraries, corporate libraries, law libraries, prisons, public libraries, government libraries and special libraries. is suitable for organisations of any size from those run by volunteers to large enterprises. is based on MARC 21, the international standard used by publishers and libraries worldwide, so you can import and export bibliographic records easily and can use MARC 21 utilities for your online housekeeping.

MARC 21 supports the cataloguing of all types of item e.g. news, events, rooms, assets etc. supports the cataloguing of all items in MARC 21 in any language.

With its colourful web browser interface and clear screens, with online help, staff and users find library software intuitive and easy to use.

You can access your library and resources from anywhere including your school, workplace or home.

Your users want to search the library catalogue through a website, which engages and excites. We refer to this website or portal as an OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). Unlike other library systems, OPACs are tailored to each client and can emphasise your own individual identity, so that your OPAC is unique and reflects your brand; a OPAC highlights the special nature of your collections, will raise the profile of your library and your collections. configurations provide a complete integrated library management system with modules available for authorities, biometrics, book covers, bookings, borrowers/patrons, catalogue, enquiry management, finance and budgets, orders and invoices, periodicals, reports (emails, files and SMS), reviews and ratings, self-issue ( SIP2 ), stock item, supervisor, surveys and polls, z39.50 - so there are no issues with the expense of extra modules.

You can address any library management or resource management task by simply enabling the modules you want to use from the friendly web based configuration tool. allows you to manage all your resources including books, eBooks, periodicals, eJournals, art, assets, room bookings, news, events, online discussions and much more. may be hosted either at your premises or by third party hosters, so you can choose the hosting service which offers best value.

ANS provides a full managed hosted service, which means that your IT worries are taken care of by our experienced staff and you get a responsive fast service to any issues using our fast dedicated leased lines and servers.  ANS supports a variety of service levels to cater for your opening hours and service level requirements.  A 24 hour by 7 day per week support service can be provided if this is needed.

Our support staff understand both libraries and IT, because this is their business. This means that you do not need to explain how a library works to our IT staff. Our staff are audited for the quality of their work. ANS has ISO9001:2015 quality certification, which means that independent auditors verify that all your support queries are actioned efficiently and responsively. The auditors also verify that any ideas you propose for improving the service are recorded and actioned.

ANS has an enviable track record for providing excellent support - we really do like to hear from our clients! ANS has the best support service of any library software supplier - this is partly down to better procedures, but it is also down to having more qualified and skilled support staff.

The ANS hosting centre has Cyber Essentials accreditation and is certified to ISO27001 by independent auditors, so you know your data is secure and procedures are being carried out to recognised standards. is the only UK developed library management system, which has been approved on the government procurement website the G-Cloud, the government's DigitalMarketPlace of approved suppliers.

Microsoft and HP Enterprise have both endorsed with ' in a box', which allows you to buy a complete 'appliance'. ' in a box' means that you can have a complete solution delivered to you including hardware, operating system and, which you just plug in - no awkward installation problems and installation fees. is the only library management system, which has been endorsed by Microsoft and HP in this way.

ANS staff are software experts and will migrate your existing data to quickly and easily. includes:

 Authorities - dictionary of reusable catalogue tags
 Borrowers - user details, personal preferences, alerts and memos, memberships, contact history
 Catalogue - the catalogue of items, products, services, news, events, discussions ...
 Circulation - management of issues, reservations, bookings and renewals
 Enquiries - management of patron enquiries, requests and reviews
 Finance - budgets and accounts
 InterLibrary Loan Service - InterLibrary loan transactions and management
 Orders - management and maintenance of orders and invoices
 Periodicals - serials, issues, subscriptions and circulation lists
 Reports - for ad hoc and scheduled reports including emails, saved files and SMS messages
 Stock Items - details of each catalogue copy such as location
 Online Surveys
- what do your patrons really think? Self-assessments and online knowledge tests are fun!