Who Uses This Software?

LibraryWorld is a great fit for any small to medium sized library. Public, special, medical, museums, K-12, and many others are currently using LibraryWorld from every part of the world.

Average Ratings

5 reviews
  • Overall 3.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 3.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 2.5 / 5
  • Features 3 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $495
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Live Online
  • Support Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • LibraryWorld
  • http://www.libraryworld.com
  • Founded 1988

About LibraryWorld

Let LibraryWorld take the complexity and high cost out of automating your library. Use this state of the art Web based system to build your collection and start circulating today. Start your free trial now. All library types are welcome. Schools, public, and a variety of special libraries on every continent are now using LibraryWorld.

LibraryWorld Features

  • Acquisition Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Church Libraries
  • Circulation Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Inventory Management
  • Law Libraries
  • OPAC
  • Periodicals Management
  • Private Libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Reserve Shelf Management
  • School Libraries
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Serials Management

LibraryWorld Most Helpful Reviews

Powerful product

Translate with Google Reviewed on 6/20/2017
Carolyn L.
Volunteer Librarian
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Very fast retrospective conversion of 2000+ volume library. The ability to show to the administration what a valuable resource they had.

Pros: I've been a cataloguer at universities and large public library systems. When selecting software for a small special library I volunteered to catalog, this was by far the closest to the more sophisticated software I was used to using. Fully supports the MARC record, allows several holdings records attached to one bibliographic record, provides status reports that reflect the value of the collection. Barcode and spine label reports are easy to run. There are some tweaks I wish they'd add to the software, like being able to specify which fields to eliminate from the LC records as they are imported.
The status report has allowed the library to receive additional funding now. Previously there were just a bunch of old books on the shelves.
Our library supports a very large facility with offices in far flung buildings. The ability to browse the catalog from any cell phone or computer is stellar. Visibilty and accessibility are so important to boosting support for the library as well as use of this invaluable resource.

Cons: The price. Based on our size we were able to request a lower price. I think they should advertise that.

We've been a long user of LibraryWorld and found it to be a great value.

Translate with Google Reviewed on 5/1/2017
Glenn H.
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: For the cost, you can't find many any other similar systems that offer online access and be as trouble free to operate as LibraryWorld.

Cons: The system does have it shortfalls in offering some reports, and cataloging nuances compared to the larger more expensive systems. And, yes many will call this a bare-bones product however, for smaller educational institutions and special libraries it just takes learning how to work within the system capabilities to make it shine.

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