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Readerware Client/Server Edition is used by libraries, schools, companies, churches and many other organizations to build and maintain their library.

Readerware Client/Server Edition makes it easy to catalog your library:

  • The unique Readerware auto-catalog feature lets you feed in a list of books, enter the ISBN, LCCN or just scan the barcode. Readerware does the rest, searching the web and cataloging your books for you. Readerware can merge information from multiple sites to build the most complete database possible, with cover art. Automatically and effortlessly.
  • Readerware can obtain Dewey Decimal Numbers and The Library of Congress Call Numbers while cataloging.
  • Readerware allocates a unique ID to every item you catalog. This ID is unique and will never change.


Readerware Client/Server Edition includes the tools you need:

  • Readerware can print asset or ID labels for your books with a barcode. Scan the barcode to locate the book in your database.
  • Readerware can print spine labels with Dewey Decimal Numbers or Call Numbers.
  • Multiple user support with access control. Use one computer for loans only, another for full access.
  • Support for multiple platforms, each component can run on any operating system. You could use Windows to maintain your database and run the Readerware loan client on a Mac.
  • Barcode reader support.
  • Pick from four different, fully customizable view types; the table view with built in editing and unique link cells for easy searches, the tree or explorer view, the thumbnail view, browse by cover art. Create as many views as you want, create views for different roles.
  • Bulk editor.
  • Integrated backup and restore, create a single compressed zip file with all your data, including images, for easy archiving and restoration. Protect your valuable data.
  • Browse your database or search on any field.


Readerware Client/Server Edition includes a loan client to manage all your circulation needs:

  • Fast checkout, scan a borrower, scan a book, scan another book and checkout.
  • Add borrowers to the Readerware database and easily maintain the borrower records.
  • Easily see what books a borrower has on loan.
  • Import borrowers from external sources.
  • Delete multiple borrowers in a single transaction.
  • Print borrower barcodes to speed up the checkout process.
  • Print borrower reports including an overdue report.
  • Support for receipt printers, automatically print a borrower receipt at checkout.
  • Search for borrowers using virtually any field, ID, last name, phone number, organization etc.


Need more information? Take the Readerware tutorials, a quick introduction to the power available only in Readerware. Try Readerware for yourself. You can download Readerware free for a 30 day evaluation. Try out all the features, see just how easy it is to catalog your books with Readerware. Be sure to read the Reviews and Customer Testimonials.

Since 1999 Readerware Corporation has been providing unique and innovative library management, inventory and database solutions for collectors, schools, churches and libraries. Today Readerware offers a full line of products for books, music and videos. Products that are unequaled in function and design. Readerware products are available for Windows, Mac & Linux. Readerware products are available in single user and client/server configurations to support multiple users.

Any questions? Readerware support is here to help. Just ask!

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