Destiny Library Manager

by Follett

4.5 / 5 17 reviews
Destiny Library Manager

Who Uses This Software?

K-12 Schools and Districts

Average Ratings

17 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Free Version No
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Follett
  • http://www.follett.com
  • Founded 1873

About Destiny Library Manager

More K-12 schools and districts use Follett Destiny Library Manager for managing their library resources than any other platform. Theres a reason why: Our solution not only allows librarians and administrators keep thorough, real-time track of a librarys inventory and media assets, but also gives students a fun means of discovery and reading.

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Destiny Library Manager 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

Destiny Library Manager Most Helpful Reviews

Destiny Library Manager - So You can Find your Books!

Translate with Google Reviewed on 12/5/2018
Michael B.
Coordinator of Network and Technology Services
Education Management, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: We've been using Destiny for nearly 15 years now, and as the project manager, I was happy to replace our old, desktop application library management software. It allowed student's access to an online Card Catalog, and offered a base start for younger students to access the internet. Managing the software has been easy. Most of the time, employees don't require training as they step it. Just once or twice seeing it in use, and they figure it out. Follett offers a quality service, and when I've had a few (very, very rare) issues over the years, they have always responded back right away with the information I need. No bouncing through scripted responses, they just solve the problem. So Follett Destiny, it does the job, and it does it well. (And I've seen other School's alternatives, and I'm happy we have Follett).

Pros: Destiny is an excellent web based Library Management system. In the old days we called it our "Digital Card Catalog." It has a number of great features (some of which are addons), to show book covers, related links, and more. It has long since been our front end for our libraries, and our Librarians (and helpers), have required little training for them to do their jobs. The software is frequently updated, when a critical issue occurs, but also yearly patches to keep things fresh enough. The software also has a nice add on, Web Path Express, for younger students to explore topics their are searching for. If a student searches for Baseball (within Destiny), a student will be offered curated high quality content links from the Internet that might be pertinent to their research. It's a great starter for our little guys. Does interface with Active Directory too!

Cons: Destiny's interface is a little dated. After years and years of use, it just looks old. Functionality is not lost, nor is anything else. But seriously, I cannot come up with much more than just that it's "classic" look. Destiny is a bit pricey (but competitive.... )

I don't know what we would do without Folleett in our school library.

Translate with Google Reviewed on 12/4/2018
Susan D.
School Librarian
Libraries, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: See above under what I like MOST about this software.

Pros: I like that it's a one stop shop! It catalogs our collection for easy searching, I can make lists within it that are private to me or I can share, I can also run any report I can think of and even program and schedule reports to be run and even emailed to teacher or students. When I use Title Wave to look up books that I am considering buying, it tells me if I already own it, cutting out the need to look up each title in my collection. The customer service is phenomenal and they always go above and beyond to make my job so much simplier.

Cons: Any issue we've had has been on then end of our district. We have people at a district level that can run updates or fix issues we may be having.

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