Introducing the Liberty Library Management System

Liberty is a high performance library management software solution that will grow and change with the needs of your organisation

Liberty enables vital information to be discovered and delivered anywhere, anytime through modern digital devices. Liberty combines advanced functionality with ease of use.

For Library Staff

  • Manage every type of resource – physical, virtual, electronic
  • Report on all aspects of library, research and resource centre management including statistics
  • Dynamically view graphical reports using real time library data with Analytical Reporting
  • Information alerts including real-time reminders
  • Facility to create up to seven customised authority files or taxonomies
  • Equipment and asset resource management
Screenshot of The Liberty Library Management Interface
Screenshot of the Liberty Federated Search Interface

For Library Users

  • 24/7 access from anywhere, anytime
  • Predictive text searching
  • Clear presentation of results, with easy links to interactive resources
  • Staff and clients can manage their own library profiles – reserve, renew, request, alerts/SDI, review and save results
  • Faceted search
  • Deep digital integration with eResources for direct borrow and download within the public Search interface
  • Advanced Federated Search
  • Book carousel navigation with available cover images
  • Syndetics Solutions and Google book preview integration
  • Relevancy ranking

First Class Support and Security

  • Single Sign-On using latest technologies
  • Ability to secure access to resources according to user profiles and privileges matching business policies
  • Certified T4 hosting facilities available
  • Helpdesk facilities via online, email or phone
Screenshot of the Liberty user privileges configuration page
Screenshot of the Liberty Z-Cataloging page

Integrated Technologies

  • SQL Server for fast, reliable data storage and retrieval
  • Microsoft SharePoint and Web portal ready
  • Fully web-based, with no application installation required on any client machines
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Full-text search of catalogue records and electronic files
  • Email and SMS functionality
  • RFID and self-checkout ready
  • URL checker – validates URLs attached to your library’s resources
  • Z-Cataloguing – import MARC21 records from libraries and databases around the world

Sullivan & Worcester Case Study

“Corporate reporting and statistics are very important to us so the ability to easily export charts and graphs was a very attractive feature.”

Sarah Bennett, Immediate Past Director of Library Services

Mayer Brown LLP

“We have been using Liberty for 10 years and find the customer support really helpful.”

Ani Dragomirova, Catalog & Library Services Specialist

Lamm Jewish Library of Australia

“Our borrowers like that Liberty is simple to use. It is easy to access the catalog directly from the Lamm Jewish Library website and see what is available.”

Leonie Fleiszig, Director

Australian Institute of Music

“Liberty is a system that can be easily picked up by people that don’t have much library experience, and that’s very important to us as we have nonlibrary volunteers that work in the library.”

Anna Shelmerdine, Librarian

Kott Gunning Lawyers Case Study

“Liberty met our immediate information needs and I felt confident that it would grow with us as the use of technology increased.”

Lorraine Pearce, Information Resource Manager

Appraisal Institute

Appraisal Institute At a Glance Chosen Solution Liberty SaaS Appraisal Institute now also uses illumin Key Objectives Home Page Portal Full Text Integration High Security Core Challenges Text of an article pasted into a MARC notes field Image based PDFs that needed to...

Children’s Hospital Boston Case Study

“We were looking for a hosted ILS product with a totally automated circulation module.”

Alison Clapp, Library Director, Children’s Hospital Boston

Independent Living Centre WA Case Study

“Liberty has improved inventory management, loans management and simplified cataloguing with more comprehensive categorisation of resources and barcode tracking.”

Michael Wiebrands, ICT Project Officer, Independent Living Centre WA,


Yooralla At a Glance Key Objectives Public access Web Based Better Searching facilities Core Challenge Convincing higher management that the library required a LMS reflective of 21st century Chosen Solution  Liberty Library Sites 1 main site Resources 1000-1200...

Queensland Theological College Case Study

“Liberty has opened up so many options for how we manage our library. It has improved the status of our library amongst staff and students.”

Annette McGrath, Librarian

The Gordon Case Study

“Liberty is easy to use for both staff and customers alike.”

Anthea Taylor, Institute Librarian, Gordon TAFE

HB Williams Case Study

“Our system is cloud hosted, which enables direct response times from Softlink and provides cost savings to Gisborne District Council through reduced need for inhouse IT resources and reduced risk of breakdown of connection with local server.”

Pene Walsh, Library Manager

Booth College of Mission Library Case Study

“I love having a place where I can study with such a wonderful range of resources right on hand – simply marvellous!!”

Booth College of Mission Library User

WWF Case Study

“Liberty is an easy to use system, there is clear navigation and it’s reliable in every way – making my job much easier.”

Allison Jackson, Librarian, WWF

The Pirbright Institute Case Study

“Liberty offered all the functionality required for the Library and ensured we achieved a central search system with effective search functionality.”

Liz Pritchard, Librarian, The Pirbright Institute

Boston University International Programs Sydney Case Study

“I have used Liberty in previous workplaces, and have been impressed by the system’s ease of use and its stability compared to other systems. ”

Lorraine Lees, Librarian

Melbourne Cricket Club Chooses Liberty

“I really liked the Liberty interface and its cataloguing features.”

Melbourne Cricket Club Librarian, David Studham

Loughbrough College – Improving the accessibility of resources for students

“We had been using the same system for 10 years and required a fresh system with enhanced functionality that would make the accessibility to resources easy for our students and staff.”

Clare Holden, Library Manager


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