Patrons don't want to have to think about how to properly search your library catalog. They just want it to work and expect to easily see the results they are looking for the same way they do when they use searches on other websites. BiblioCore's sophisticated facets and FRBRised group results make it easier for users to find what they are looking for when they are looking for it.
Just like the discovery experience in the physical library, you can ensure patrons never leave empty-handed when they visit your online library. Transform your online catalog into an experience designed to drive discovery and engagement across your library, not just within your collections. Provide seamless digital content borrowing right from the catalog and automatically feature available related titles and staff lists when all copies are in use. Plus, display ratings and reviews from millions of BiblioCore users.
Experience thoughtful UX design unlike any other discovery layer in the market. Dynamic title record pages feature beautiful cover art, clearly displayed formats, availability information, and borrowing options. Users can place holds or save titles for later right from the title record page. Plus, they can explore the About section, opinions from the critics and community, staff lists, and more.
With the BiblioCore discovery layer, you can guarantee that your online library experience is accessible to as many patrons as possible, of all ranges of ability. Screen reader capabilities, color contrast compliance, keyboard access, grouped search, text resizing, intuitive navigation, and many more accessibility features ensure that every user can browse the online catalog and find what they need with ease.
Ensure that your investments in your collection don't go to waste by creating diverse RA opportunities. BiblioCore's enhanced RA features—from staff-created lists to recommended 'While You Wait' titles—ensure every patron leaves the online library with a new favorite. Empower staff to connect with your community and build your library's brand by creating staff or group accounts that patrons can follow to stay updated on all the newly created staff lists and recently reviewed titles.
77% of patrons know little about the different programs and services their libraries offer (Pew Research). Your library can close that gap by providing contextual and relevant promotions when a user is searching the catalog. Share and promote resources such as reading lists, blog posts, programs, and events within the catalog's search results to keep patrons entertained, informed, and engaged.
Unlike any other discovery layer on the market, community-contributed content such as reviews and lists are shared across all BiblioCore libraries, creating a robust, engaged online community of library lovers. The community-moderated system allows patrons to voice their opinions on titles, 'Like' comments, or 'Flag' them, and be completely engaged with the library.
Offer more accurate search results, easier borrowing, and enhanced discovery pathways with the most mobile-friendly online discovery layer on the market.
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Deliver the same engaging experiences online as you do in your physical library spaces. With BiblioCore as the foundation, the BiblioCommons product suite works better together.
Enhance staff and patrons' experiences by providing multiple languages, integrating your e-resources, managing patrons' suggestions, and allowing patrons to oversee fines—all in the online catalog.
Drive patrons to the library with a modern, functional, and accessible mobile app that is library-branded and consistent with the online catalog experience they know and love.
Showcase the best your library has to offer with a fully integrated CMS and webpage builder that is beautiful, unique to your library's brand, and aligned with your goals.
Manage and promote your library's programs calendar with a simple, intuitive, and staff-friendly solution that patrons will love using to discover your events.
Send personalized emails filled with visually rich content tailored to recipients' interests that use existing content from BiblioWeb, BiblioEvents, and BiblioCore.