Who Uses This Software?

Collectors, Libraries, Schools, Churches, Corporations


Average Ratings

2 Reviews
  • 3.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $89.95/one-time
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Readerware
  • www.readerware.com
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About Readerware

Library management, inventory and database solutions for collectors, booksellers, schools, churches and libraries.


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Readerware 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

Readerware Reviews

Good program BUT...

Dec 25, 2015
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I tried the program and was hooked. It is very easy to use. I am not good with computers yet I found it easy to use. I enjoyed the tutorials. I BOUGHT the program after reading that the bundle package that I bought offered the lending program WITH what I purchased. After filling in 1 name, I get this message that I have to upgrade and BUY another $50 product key to use it! I can't find any place online to contact these people to ask what's up with this? I am frustrated that I have been lead on and let down. I've spent good money and more than I had wanted to just to find out they don't give you all they say they will.
I also put in the ISBN #s to 2 popular books just to have them not be found. It worked great while I was trying it out. Now that I've bought it... I fear I've made a costly mistake.
Good luck finding a program that meets your needs.

Great for home and specialty libraries, great support included

May 22, 2015
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This is a great, well thought out program, and a terrific value, with quick support.
It's available for Mac or PC, and we used the Mac version that has server ability. That is, you can have it running on one computer, and access it from up to 5 other computers or tablets or phones at the same time. You can also access it away from home, on a smartphone, though we couldn't get that to work at our office, because our comcast cable modem's firewall.

We used it for our school's small library of 1000 volumes. You can use a bar code scanner to scan in the codes that most books of the last twenty five years have and it will automatically find the basic info on the book, including Dewey and Library of congress numbers.
You can print spine labels, though this took us a while to figure out, it worked better after we got a dymo label turbo printer, though we've had trouble with that too, although that seems to be a problem with the Dymo. Printing became a lot easier after an upgrade. Updates are frequent and include both fixes and new features, and there's no charge for them.
The support level for such an inexpensive program is very impressive. When we had a question we had an email response in an hour or two.
Eventually, as we've moved to needing to use this more as a school library than as a private collection, we've decided to go up a level to another program, as we can't do subject searches without entereing the info for each book manually first. Other more expensive programs can pull this MARC data in automatically. but we still may continue using this program for video DVDS etc.