Bailey Solutions

Simple Little Library System


5 / 5
6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Schools, law firms, businesses, churches, charities, architects and other small libraries.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $15.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    from $40 for businesses per month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Bailey Solutions
  • baileysolutions.co.uk
  • Founded 1998
  • United Kingdom

About Simple Little Library System

Library automation system designed by a library consultant for small libraries in schools, colleges, private libraries, law firms, church libraries & specialist libraries. Start with the catalogue & add functionality, users & more capacity as required. SaaS in the cloud or on your servers. Subscription includes set-up, licences, technical support, updates & 24/7 help center. Free 30 day trial, no credit card required. Additional modules includes circulation, finance, serials, ILL, ERM.


Simple Little Library System Features

  • Acquisition Management
  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Church Libraries
  • Circulation Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Inventory Management
  • Law Libraries
  • OPAC
  • Periodicals Management
  • Private Libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Reserve Shelf Management
  • School Libraries
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Serials Management

Simple Little Library System Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Simple Little Library System!

Aug 01, 2019
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: Simplicity is the keyword here. This is the simplest library system I have used. Easy to setup, easy to configure and easy to manage. We were looking a flexible system that adapts to the needs of our school and we found it.

Cons: It's very hard to find any of these except sometimes some books ISBN numbers are not in the catalogues but a quick email or phone call to support and they always have a solution at hand.

Overall: This has has been a fantastic experience especially when there is no dedicated librarian. The kids love it as they can browse for, return and reserve books on their IPads anywhere in the school.

Vendor Response

by Bailey Solutions on August 02, 2019

Thank you Philip for sharing your fantastic review! We're delighted it's working well for you - that's our mission!

Record and Go

Aug 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As in the words of a - very old - shampoo add, SLLS is a very simple use and go product. The dashboard page contains all the hints, not only on instant access to the page I use most - serials quick Check in - but also where I might want to spend some time on Library admin.

Alerts for forgotten details, overdue parts and overdue orders, they are there to help me.

Cons: Nothing really. I find that if I have a problem, the technical help is available immediately.

Overall: My overall experience is very positive. My use of SLLS is a straight forward law library application. I would say that I most appreciate the Finance section. I like to be able to run a monthly check and compare it to the accounts department printout.

Vendor Response

by Bailey Solutions on August 07, 2019

I like it! "Use and go!" Thank you Julie very positive review. We aim to give you the tools you need right on the Dashboard so you don't have to go digging for them.

Simple Little Library System

Jul 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Autocataloguing! And the ability to modify the way it looks by adding and removing things to the dashboard

Cons: No reservations or inter library loans system. There's also lots of functions that we never use so it can be a bit overwhelming to start with

Overall: SLLS has brought lots of new challenges but with a great support team, each issue has been dealt with efficiently and as quickly as possible. After a few initial teething problems we appreciate how it's changed how the library operates (for the better)

Vendor Response

by Bailey Solutions on July 22, 2019

Hi Sonia,

Thank for your very positive review and we are delighted that it has changed for the better how your library operates.
I just thought I'd let you know that Simple Little Library System does have reservations functionality. I will ask support to help you find it.
Our other library system KnowAll Matrix is more suited to secondary schools and further education colleges as this has the functionality you are looking for with respect to more sophisticated loans and fines management. Also inter-library loans will be added to KnowAll Matrix in 2020.

Library Management System by Bailey review

Aug 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: User friendly software without complex or expensive training coupled with excellent customer service.

Cons: The name and the branding. i think it devalues the product.

Vendor Response

by Bailey Solutions on August 09, 2019

Thank you for your review and we're delighted that you find the product user-friendly and not complex.

Regarding the branding you wouldn't want a complicated library system - would you? So we called it 'simple'. Trust me, as a Chartered Librarian I'm not belittling your job! We're just trying to free you up to help your users and all the other things you need to do.

Gilbert Inglefield

Aug 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simplicity, with the ability to carry out tasks in a straightforward, logical way.

Cons: One off larger, more complex tasks, for example an audit, are not always easy to work out the most effective way to do it.

Overall: We moved from a large, corporate-driven management system, focused on selling you further products.

The difference in SLLS is having very similar product without the commercialism and the cost saving benefits

Vendor Response

by Bailey Solutions on August 09, 2019

Rachel, we're so pleased that you are finding it easy to carry out tasks in a straightforward way. If you can give us some feedback on how we can improve the software to manage audits we'd like to build this into a future release.Or send us any other ideas you have.

Great Product, excellent customer service

Jul 18, 2019
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: Look, tailored to your organisations needs

easier to use

simple to use

shows what has just been catalogued

Cons: I haven't encountered any problems. There isn't anything least i have issues with.

Overall: I previously had Koha and would not recommend this to anyone. So I was looking for a simple system, cost effective, customer service and modern. I then found this one. It is very easy to use, modern, shows what has been catalogued, price, account manager so you if have any issues you can go to them. With SLLS, this is perfect, don't have any problems with it. Its has alot information like reporting and other features, no technical jargon that you cant understand. They tailor to your needs and make sure everything is perfect for you. Customer service and support is excellent. Training is good as well. The videos are excellent. I certainly recommend this software to any organisation who has a library. I have used many in my time, this one certainly reaches the top of my list.

Vendor Response

by Bailey Solutions on July 19, 2019

Thank you Maya for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoy using Simple Little Library System and prefer it to other systems you have used. We are always ready to hear your suggestions for improvements we can make to the software.