Evolve Library

Web based library automation system for all sized libraries

About Evolve Library

Evolve Library is an integrated library system or library management system that can be utilized by school, public, academic, and specialist libraries of varying sizes. Built on a flexible framework, the software can be customized to fit each institution's unique requirements. Evolve Library makes use of the Microsoft .Net platform and can be integrated with all Microsoft Office products. Users can access the software through all web-enabled devices including laptops and mobile phones.

Evolve Library can be deployed as a cloud computing solution and also as an in-house application. Evolve has an Authority Control module for compliance with Library of Congress MARC 21 and allows the user to create and delete authorities for titles, classifications, authors, and other information. The platform's acquisitions module offers a comprehensive set of tools to monitor expenditures and manage the sale of items. Evolve also offers a range of other modules including catalog, circulation, Web OPAC (online public access catalog), periodicals, reporting, and more.

Pricing starting from:

US$1 500,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Evolve Library

• Evolve Library is built on a flexible framework to allow customization according to the requirements of the user’s unique library environment.

• The acquisitions module offers comprehensive tools for managing the purchase of items and monitoring of any expenditures.

• User can maintain patron records, process reserves, and manage charges/fines using the circulation module.

• The catalog module offers an easy to use system to create and edit library catalog records, with users able to add and delete fields as necessary.

• Evolve’s Web OPAC (online public access catalog) is fully compliant with disability access standards, and allows patrons to search for items, place reservations, renew loads, and more.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$1 500,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Images

The mobile app allows patrons to browse the library catalog, manage their account, access e-books and audiobooks, and more
Patrons can search the library's full catalog with the inventory search feature
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Evolve Library screenshot: The mobile app allows patrons to browse the library catalog, manage their account, access e-books and audiobooks, and more Evolve Library screenshot: Patrons can search the library's full catalog with the inventory search feature

Features

Total features of Evolve Library: 46

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Budget Control
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Church Libraries
  • Circulation Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Discount Management
  • Email Management
  • Fee Collection
  • Full Text Search
  • Historical Reporting
  • Indexing
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Law Libraries
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multimedia Support
  • OPAC
  • Online Catalog
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Patron Management
  • Periodicals Management
  • Private Libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Records Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reservations Management
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • School Libraries
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Serials Management
  • Subscription Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Vendor Management
  • Website Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(22)
Value for Money
4,9/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
5/5

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Anthony V.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Evolve at Newbury College

Reviewed on 2018/10/05

We had been overpaying for OCLC's clunky system that didn't work we;ll for us. Thank goodness we...

We had been overpaying for OCLC's clunky system that didn't work we;ll for us. Thank goodness we switched to Evolve.

Pros

Great price and value and the software does everything I need it to.

Cons

Haven't encountered a con yet. Everything works great.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Evolve Library is an excellent Integrated Library System

Reviewed on 2021/04/20

Pros

Although Evolve Library can be installed locally, our community library opted to acquire it through software-as-aservice subscription. We have avoided costs the institution could have incurred in form of huge ICT infrastructure, back-up, security and expertise.

Both staff and patrons make use of the same software to meet their specific needs. While the technical service section use acquisition and cataloguing modules, readers service section depend on circulation module along with its accompanying statistics and reporting features. Patrons find the web-based OPAC very handy.

One cool thing about Evolve Library is that it has enabled us to customize the data fields and the lay out of the OPAC's interface to meet the requirements our own community library.

Also to note is the fact that Evolve Library integrate well with Microsoft Office Products. Patrons use files accessed from Evolve Library in their devices without any compatibility issues.

Cons

I have noticed that computer literate patrons find it hard to utilise all the amazing features offered by Evolve Library

Karen D.
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  • Industry: Libraries
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Evolve Review

Reviewed on 2018/10/03

Evolve support is excellent and responsive. They are always willing to customize our system to meet...

Evolve support is excellent and responsive. They are always willing to customize our system to meet our needs.

Pros

The software is easy to use and suits our needs as a small library.

Cons

Does not have some of the bells and whistles that other systems have. The OPAC could be a bit more modern.

Mackenzie L.
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  • Industry: Libraries
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Right from the start

Reviewed on 2019/01/28

In a world of overpriced Integrated Library Systems, Evolve Library allows small to medium...

In a world of overpriced Integrated Library Systems, Evolve Library allows small to medium libraries with a cost-effective product, which is integral for many libraries in maintaining their autonomy from consortiums.

Pros

Evolve Library is a reliable service that is easy to use for staff and patrons. On the rare instance when we've needed technical assistance, I've always been impressed with how quickly and attentive the customer service team is to our needs. For a small to medium library system, this ILS offers a valuable, reliable product.

Cons

Integration with digital services such as Overdrive. (This could be because I'm unaware of how it can work.)

Response from Infovision Software

Good news, MacKenzie. We do integrate with Overdrive. We will be in touch today to talk you through it.

King S.
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  • Industry: Libraries
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent ILS!

Reviewed on 2018/12/03

Pros

The software itself is easy to use, even for new staff who have never worked with an integrated library system before. Infovision offers excellent customer service for their product and is extremely responsive to customer needs and suggestions. Even though we're a small client, the owner calls me by name every time we run into each other at a conference! Great personalized service compared to some of the larger vendors.

Cons

I can't really think of anything negative. We've looked at other ILS vendors in the past few years just to keep current on what's available, but we stick with Evolve because it best fits our organization's needs.

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Evolve Library offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 500,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

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Evolve Library has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Evolve Library supports the following languages:

English

Evolve Library supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Evolve Library integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft 365

Evolve Library offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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