About Us

Applied Network Solutions (ANS also trading as “Amlib UK” and “247lib.com”) is a software house which specialises in the development of on-premise and cloud solutions including:

  • Library management systems – 247lib.com is our latest library management system
  • Refugee management systems - (http://rips.amerainternational.org for more information)
  • Case management systems - for law firms and charities
  • Event management systems
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions
  • Specialist web browser applications – e.g. oncology solutions and bespoke client cloud solutions


Using the latest Microsoft technologies, which means that our solutions offer the best performance and are an investment, which will stand the test of time.


ANS was subcontracted to OCLC Inc., the largest library services company in the world, to develop and support the Amlib library management system. This means that ANS have good relations with all the leading library services suppliers and is a corporate member of CILIP.







ANS offer:

  • Globally recognised expertise in Microsoft technologies, who have a track record of innovation for over 35 years
  • A well-respected and responsive support desk to ensure your applications are always available
  • Skilled systems integrators and migration specialists, who can integrate library technologies with third party systems
  • Development expertise in ‘apps’ and mobile technologies



247lib.com clients transcend all market places. The 10 key benefits why our clients chose 247lib.com are:

  • Intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use
  • A robust Library Management System built in the UK, by library specialists
  • Scalable for small libraries with 1 librarian up to large libraries with millions of transactions
  • Comprehensive – you get all the functionality you need in one system
  • Send notices via email and SMS saves time and money
  • Configurable - you only use the features you need
  • Cloud based – no need to install any software
  • Attractive pricing model
  • Based on industry standards (MARC 21, Z39.50, XML) for interoperability with other systems
  • High quality management information and comprehensive statistics

ANS ‘firsts’ include:

  • The first self-issue library solution for mobile phones
  • The first SQL database solutions introduced to the UK
  • The first web browser healthcare patient record system in the UK
  • The first web based oncology, theatre management and endoscopy solution