The award winning L4U integrated Library automation software is installed in over 2,700 School Libraries around the world. L4U Library Software has been serving K-12 Schools, public Libraries and media/resource centers for 25 years. With its web based iPAC and engaging Discovery interfaces, L4U is friendly and intuitive for Students of any age, powerful and easy to use for the Librarians, and reliable and secure for your IT department. L4U is Library Automation Made Easy!
- Barcode Scanning
- Catalog Management
- Circulation Management
- Custom User Interface
- Customer Database
- Customizable Fields
- Customizable Functionality
- Customizable Queries
- Customizable Reporting
- Data Import/Export
- Database Integration
- Dynamic Location Tagging
- Federated Searching
- Fee Collection
- Holiday Management
- Kiosk Integration
- Knowledge Management
- Legacy System Integration
- Mobile Access
- Periodicals Management
- Search Functionality
- Self Check-in / Check-Out
- Self Service Features
- Serials Management
- Unicode Compliance
- Web Services
- Platforms: Windows, Web Based, Mac
- Support: 24/7, Online/Self Service
About the Vendor
- Year Founded: 1986
- Location: Canada
- Number of Customers:
- Industries Served: School and Public Library Automation as well as Media/Resource management Software
- Stock Symbol:
- Annual Revenue:
Reviewed on September 02, 2010 by Tim Skotheim, Tech at SRSD119
Pros: Support of the product is GREAT and the procuct itself is easy to use
Cons: Have no major issues
Overall: Highly recomended
Reviewed on August 17, 2010 by Linda Demers, Library Coordinator at Northwest Nations Education Council
Pros: -ease of use
-I like the visual format
Cons: -would like to see cut and paste feature to use in product discription ( to import information from other sources)
-training is not offered often enough or close enough to make it affordable for our staff. Although the training we have had was excellent, we now have new staff members.
Overall: -I would highly recomend this product. It perfectly meets the needs of a main resource centre and our smaller school libraries.
by Kelowna Software on August 17, 2010
Hello Linda, Thank you for your wonderful review of L4U! You can actually copy and paste into the description field of record through the MARC Editor. I will call and walk you through the steps. On another note, we do offer online training sessions that may be more suited to your timing and needs. We can chat about that during our call as well. Once again, we appreciate your business and thank you for your wonderful review of L4U! Sincerely, The L4U Team
Reviewed on July 29, 2010 by Michael Powell, Librarian, Manager Library Services at Sonoma County Office of Education
Pros: As a county office of education, we serve schools and districts with print and online resources. Teachers order materials and we deliver them much the same as a small public library with 40K volumes to 3,500 patrons. We also, serve schools with a bookmobile. Other more costly systems wanted over $25K to write a small program to allow us to load data from the bookmobile. L4U provided the application at no cost. It is a real example of their willingness to serve their customers.
Cons: A little slow in rewriting the overdue letter configuration.
Overall: As always the help and assistance provided by your support has been exceptional and some of the best tech help experience I have had with over 6 different library automation systems.
L4U Enterprise and Advanced Booking
Reviewed on July 28, 2010 by Scott Millard, Manager, Library Services at Halton Catholic District School Board
Pros: The ease with which we loaded L4U is outstanding. The conversion of our systems was superbly and professionally handled which added in our move to L4U. Since then, we have found that this was, without a doubt, the right choice. As a school board, L4U is perfect for students of all ages, as well as the teachers and other support staff. The ease with which students and others can search is evident in the increased usage of our library catalogues. The possibilty to tailor the catalogue interface as the end user wishes, means that the kindergarten student as well as those doing additional qualification courses can use the same catalogue and conduct the same search. Lastly, I must acknowledge the outstanding help that I have recevied from L4U. I have worked with six different systems and I can honestly say that none are as professional --yet also friendly -- as L4U support.
Cons: NONE! And that says a lot!
Overall: Without a doubt, I highly recommend L4U. in fact, we were so caught with L4U that we now use it for our Board library.
Reviewed on February 02, 2010 by Christine Pohorence, School Librarian at St. Mary's School
Pros: Great features for school libraries. Very easy for inexperienced user to navigate. Customer service is both quick and knowledgeable, constant updates and offers many on-line services such as individual and group workshops.
Cons: I have'nt incountered any at present.
Overall: Excellent service, easy to use programs and High quality, timely tech support.