Spydus library management

A complete solution for library management

Bringing speed and efficiency to library operations

Our Spydus library management cloud optimised software is used by more than 1,500 libraries around the world. The system increases efficiency by harnessing cloud technology.

The cloud makes it easy to automate a range of processes, including inter-library loans, stock rotation and lending. By streamlining library functions, Spydus improves administration for your staff. Library users enjoy a seamless and convenient experience.

Why choose Spydus library management:

Manages all resources, libraries, archives, digital content and events from a single database

Flexible consortium options enable customers to make savings on resources and operational costs

Empowers user to self-serve extending service availability, whilst reducing staff workload

A complete cloud optimised solution for library management

Spydus automates a complete range of library functions and is fully customisable to meet the needs of libraries of all types and sizes. Our customers include large consortia, public and government libraries, schools and higher education institutions.

TEiLA Accreditation 2019-2020

Spydus modules

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

  • Award-winning search and retrieval engine
  • Personalised borrower recommendations
  • Quick and easy access via web browsers from any device
  • Access library catalogues, electronic resources and patron information
  • Full range of advanced search features


  • Provides full patron record access via a single interface
  • Supports complex enquiries from a single service point
  • Reduces enquiry time and increases customer satisfaction


  • Creates clean, efficient catalogue records
  • Supports multiple language pathways


  • Automates the purchasing process
  • Supports ordering, invoicing, fund management and reporting from multiple suppliers
  • Includes an electronic ordering system to reduce workloads


  • Automates labour-intensive checkout tasks to improve customer service
  • Enhances item security and customer privacy
  • Increases customer satisfaction by reducing waiting times


  • Manages serials in a familiar Microsoft Windows environment
  • Manages check-in, routing, claiming and renewals
  • Integrates seamlessly with Spydus Staff Enquiry modules

Staff Enquiry

  • Web-based enquiry interface with fully configurable access points
  • Enables many types of search, such as;
    • Bibliographic records,
    • Holdings
    • Acquisitions
    • Borrowers
    • Circulation
    • Requests
    • Serials
    • Z39.50 databases
    • Community information
    • Citation databases
Spydus consortium module

A key feature of Spydus is its ability to connect all libraries. Our Consortium Model has been developed to meet the needs of libraries who wish to share all resources across the consortium through members, loans, reservations and transfer of items, or simply a bibliographic database.

The Spydus Consortium Model enhances the library experience for both users and staff. For users it enables access to increased collections, and for staff, greater opportunities to develop and expand their roles and experience. Importantly, the Spydus Consortium Model connects communities but enables them to maintain their individuality.

Flexible development options

Spydus is a cloud optimised solution. This ensures you benefit from a reliable, secure and responsive system to manage your library, with none of the system hosting responsibilities. Library staff benefit from updated and improved workflows, a responsive interface that works on all devices and performs all the tasks required in modern library operations.



Spydus functionality is just fantastic, because a customer can have access to all 13 authority libraries and more than 300 service points with just one library card. They can sit at home and browse over six million items of stock, reserve what they like, and have it delivered to their local library.

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