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.

The OPACs are tailored to each client. This means that the OPAC highlights the special nature of your collections, will raise the profile of your library. 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. 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!