Software and Service That is #librarianfirst
The Platform Which Helps Libraries Thrive in a Digital-first World and Provide Superb Service to Users. Easy-to-use, Integrated, and Affordable!
The Librarian-First Approach
Our tools are built by librarians, for librarians. They help you do more with less, make the best use of your limited time and resources, and empower you to deliver an exceptional user experience.
Our active librarian user community is one of our greatest assets. Benefit from the experience of librarians world-wide and share best practices with the community of 130,000+ peers.
Every year we add hundreds of new features based on the feedback from our librarian user community. The platform evolves along with the needs of the library profession.
Fully Customizable & Responsive
Accessibility & User Privacy
We are committed to ensuring that all users can enjoy the benefits of the Springshare Platform. All our public pages are designed with accessibility in mind, and we are working on making admin pages fully accessible too.
Patron privacy is critically important in a digital-first world. All patron-identifiable information is encrypted, and we conduct regular privacy audits. Local administrators can scrub and purge any patron identifiable-info at regular intervals.
The Platform For Delivering A Great Library Experience
Easy To Use For Anyone...
Deliver great online content and services for your users without the need of advanced HTML or web programming.
...And Powerful Enough For Techies
RESTful APIs, customizable widgets, bootstrap templates, and advanced scripting - customize and integrate to your hearts' content.
Cloud-Hosted & Worry-Free
Worldwide data centers provide redundancy and data security. We handle the hosting so you can focus on content and services.
Statistics for Deeper Insight
Detailed usage statistics inside every tool help you make smarter decisions about your library services and resources usage.
Promote Library Services
Provide a feature-rich online presence that exceeds users' expectations leading to an increased user engagement.
The centerpiece of all our tools - librarians collaborating with other librarians to provide amazing service to users.
Single Account, Easy Authentication Integration
Use LibApps account connectors for a single username/login for all Springshare tools and connect them with your local authentication schemes for easy login by librarians and patrons (Shibboleth, LDAP, AD, CAS, SIP, etc.).
Extend the Platform Functionality
We provide a full set of APIs to get the data out (and put the data in) so your Springshare products become a centralized repository of your library's content and services, easily-distributed and pushed to any webpage or mobile app.
Integrate With Existing Infrastructure
Integrate the content from your Springshare tools with proxy servers (e.g. EZproxy), your Discovery Service, ILS, and other library systems. Contact Us about your integration needs and we'll help you make it happen!
Support and Community Like No Other
Our easy-to-use software tools are just the start. We back them with a customer service approach and commitment like no other in the library vendor world.
We're here to help whenever you need us. Our customer support has consistently been rated as the best in the biz! We won't let you down.
Springshare Lounge User Community
The worldwide community of librarians discusses best practices and shares information and inspiration on our community sites and on the Springshare Lounge virtual community.
Unlimited Free Training
Free training webinars every week - sign up for as many as you need.
SpringyCamp Virtual User Conferences
Our twice-a-year, free, online user conferences showcase Springshare clients presenting on best practices and on using Springshare tools at their libraries.
The #librarianfirst Platform Components
LibGuides / CMS
Curate and showcase library resources. Create guides, build websites, A-Z lists, or a staff intranet. Embed library resources anywhere. And that's just a start! More >>
Communication and Social Media for Libraries. LibChat, Email ticketing, SMS, Twitter, etc. Build a knowledge base & FAQs. Detailed reference stats. More >>
Manage Library Hours, Online Event Signups, Room & Equipment Bookings, Research Consultations, etc. Integrations with Calendars, Outlook, gCal, iCal... More >>
An affordable tool to gather & analyze all library statistics. SUSHI harvesting, COUNTER statistics, Cross-dataset analytics, custom dashboard builders... More >>
CRM platform tailored for the needs of libraries. Your users are your most important asset. Build and cultivate strong relationships with your community. More >>
Move away from paper and spreadsheets. Manage staff schedules, service point staffing, student-worker, and volunteer hours. Powerful reporting to boot. More >>
Create web forms, conduct surveys & solicit feedback. Build interactive tutorials and test users' research skills with quizzes & assessments modules. More >>
A cost-effective solution for E-reserves, Reading Lists and Document Management. Integrates with LibGuides, and with courseware via LTI module. More >>
Students, faculty, administrators, and the library staff rave about LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, and LibAnalytics. Why? Because access to the library resources and library instruction has never been easier.
The More Tools You Use, The More You Save!
Each tool in our Platform can be used independently. Pick and choose which tools fit the needs for your library and create a customized solution built for your needs. The more Springshare tools you use, the more you save!
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