Online Portals Library Software: OPAC

‘Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth’- John F. Kennedy

What Is an OPAC?

  • An OPAC is an Online Public Access Catalogue which allows users to dynamically search your catalogue via the Internet in real time.
  • It can be installed on a Windows 2008/2012/2016 web server and it works with standard web browsers.

Why Choose Us?

  • Gaining access to your OPAC could not be easier. There is no need to download any additional software, simply place a link to the server on your website and everyone in your organisation will be able to access it.

What We Offer on OPAC’s

  • The option to filter a search by location and item format (e.g. book or file)
  • Librarians can set up “predefined searches” such as “New Books this Month” which will automatically search all Books added within the last 30 days.
  • Customisation on the display to match your branding
  • The ability to select multiple matching authorities and immediately display all items with current status.
  • Access to book covers and reviews by linking to via ISBN.
  • User defined sort sequence for each search (e.g. sort by location, author, date received, etc.)
  • The option to attach multi-media data to catalogue records.
  • Functionality to configure OPAC as a multi-media gateway to web sites, electronic documents and photographs.

What Users Can Do on OPAC’s

  • Make a direct enquiry to the librarian and view responses.
  • Reserve items with a choice of 'Collect Location'.
  • View current loans, reservations, charges and borrower history.
  • Suggest items not held by the library
  • Renew items currently on loan.

Contact Us

  • For more information, a brochure or a free on-site demonstration; please Contact Us  on +44(0)1256 300 790 or email