Accessit Library

Accessit Library

4 / 5 4 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Education market from K-12; but also specialist libraries. Commonly described as "a joy to use", due to its intuitive workflow coupled with its ability to deal with the complexities of organizations.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Accessit Library
  • www.accessitsoftware.com/
  • Founded 1994
  • New Zealand

About Accessit Library

Accessit Library is often described as the best integrated library management system in the market. Includes anywhere, anytime access. Users can discover local resources (physical & electronic), and at the same time search across EBSCO, GALE, Britannica and many other sites - all in a single search. Use Accessit to manage library, websites, online digital content, ebooks, video resources, inventory, teacher resources, and archives. Simply superb. Contact for a live presentation.


Accessit Library Features

  • Acquisition Management
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Catalog Management
  • Circulation Management
  • Fee Collection
  • OPAC
  • Patron Management
  • Periodicals Management
  • Reserve Shelf Management
  • Search
  • Self Check-in / Check-out
  • Serials Management

Accessit Library Reviews Recently Reviewed!


From the perspective of a special library has a number of functional issues.

Apr 16, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am not sure, but as their focus is on school libraries perhaps that isn't a surprise. The back-end is much better to use than the front, but is still very limited.

Cons: The back-end is OK but not flexible or intuitive. Some editable fields (eg ISBN) appear un-editable because they are displayed differently to the editable fields and you need to know to right click on them. The advanced search is very clunky and has limited genuine advanced search capacity. The front end display isn't flexible and the default display doesn't contain the fields that I would like to include. It cannot print a subset of the search results in the short form. The system cuts out all the time, with both the cloud-based and internal server based product. Apparently this is a known flaw and while I have been given a workaround, that just means it crashes a little less often. As a result I need to re-enter a lot of new records. There are no analytics for assessing the use of the system (as opposed to say circulation stats which measure use of the collection). Staff are very pleasant when you can get them to respond, but not great for resolving issues. My last 6 emails and 2 phone calls have remained unanswered. The front end has limited branding so it is impossible for a seamless interface with the rest of the corporate website.

Deceptively simple library software

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: After having used a variety of library programs in a range of libraries from school, public to tertiary, Accessit gets my vote.
Easy to use for staff and students, one point access to all, time-saving, constantly refined features and functions, timely and accurate support, and easily transferable data for analyzing statistics and compiling annual reports.

Prompt and helpful service, a wonderful product!

Dec 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, languages available that integrate easily with the program, the cloud hosting for a fast and efficient system, the support team.

Cons: The functionality for making and printing of labels and barcodes - a little more flexibility for editing and ease of use in this area would be a plus.

Overall: Our library has been using Access-It Library for the last 4 years and we have found it to be a great product, with prompt and wonderful service.
As a bilingual International School in Tokyo, we have a large resource collection, which includes a large Japanese collection as well as a Korean collection and collections in several other languages. Access-It functions easily in all the languages we use, including easy use of the scripts, providing a service we found in none of the other library software systems on the market. I highly recommend the services and product to libraries considering switching to Access-It.

Why librarians love Access-It...

Dec 11, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use for both the students and staff and for me as the Librarian. It saves time and delivers and top-of-the-range database, catalog and information resource for our school.

Cons: It would be great if you could do something on the Action list and once it was sorted, it would take you back to the list, rather than the homepage, but hey, I can live with that!

Overall: When we needed a new library management system the standout product that my local librarians raved about was Access-It. I've used a large number of different databases throughout my 24-year library career, mostly in tertiary and public libraries, so I'm a very confident and experienced user and expect a lot from any system. We've been using Access-It at our school for two years now and it continually delivers a fantastic user-friendly system with support and training second to none. That is incredibly important when most school librarians are usually in a sole position and have little time to muck around with a system that does not work well. Access-It saves time and delivers at every level. Stocktaking is a breeze. Updating records and cataloging is quick and easy. You can load bibliographic records, videos, websites, pdf's...we even use it for our board game collections. I'm currently creating an archive of e-documents about our WW1 old boys which the students will also contribute information towards. Very exciting! It works seamlessly with our Kamar student management system, and OneSearch has made it so much easier for our students to get access to subject databases and learning resources.

However, the thing I like best about Access-It is that they are continuously developing their system so that it delivers more and keeps up with technology. The changes are always impressive with each upgrade, they really are innovative. Every roadshow I have been to, and we all really look forward to these each year, is a buzz of questions, suggestions, and ideas. I've been to heaps of vendor training sessions over the years and usually they just present what they offer. Access- It do this, but more importantly ask us what else we want, what we don't like and what could be done better - they really like to speak with us and see how things are going - it's so nice to be respected and valued. Better still, so many of the suggestions are acted upon.

Along with this are the training and support. They got everything set up for us when we transferred systems, and the training sessions with Cynthia were great. If you're stuck or something is not working for you (it happens) - you can ring the helpdesk or go over their tutorial videos, online support - whatever suits you, you'll get help and advice and get back on track. This really is a great product and I totally recommend any school in investing in it - so many of us have and love it!!

Recommendations to other buyers: It's fun to use, easy to use and delivers so much - it has made my job so much easier.