Home library software

Track your books with this library software.

BookCAT provides all the tools necessary to track books for a professional or a home library. Its interesting options give you full control of your catalog and lending.

Although it performed a complicated task, the program's interface is surprisingly accessible. It has plenty to offer seasoned and novice librarians as well as beginning to advanced book collectors. The layout is professional and intuitive with its bright, well-labeled commands. We were instantly pleased with this program, since we were able to quickly populate our entire library by entering only each book's ISBN number. BookCAT instantly downloaded each volume's details, including author, price, and even a cover photo. While we would have liked BookCAT to fill in other information, such as summaries, this tool removed a lot of manual input, which counted for a lot. We were able to view our entire library and get a solid look at every item we owned. We were also able to run dozens of different reports to sort the books. While its cataloging tools were simple and helpful, its lending features took the program to a new level. And with a few simple commands, we were able to loan out books, set an overdue reminder, and even send an e-mail to borrowers about their due dates. With its usability and features, we had no trouble picturing this software at work in an actual library.

BookCAT has a 30-day, 40-book-per-database trial limitation. While more automatic features would be nice, its cataloging and lending tools earn our recommendation.

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