Improving library services for communities with Spydus

9th December 2021

Deploying cloud library management software as part of a new consortium-led approach

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure has joined the Scottish Consortium of Public Libraries (SCoPL). This new approach means it can now benefit from access to Spydus, a consortium-wide library management system, provided by Civica.

Formed in 2015, SCoPL is now providing services to over 66% of Scottish citizens. Its objectives include improving customer services through sharing resources and achieving economies of scale.

The new cloud system enables libraries in the SCoPL consortium to digitise and transform delivery by automating a range of services, including:

  • Public access
  • Event bookings
  • Cataloguing and
  • Stock rotation

Read the case study

Pamela Tulloch


Scottish Library and Information Council

Collaborative working and shared experience is what drives innovation within the public library sector. This initiative reduces inequalities, improves access to library services and provides good value for the public purse. I look forward to seeing it thrive.