Accessit won’t put pressure on you or your IT infrastructure.
Deep integration, powerful connectivity, stability, and ease of use makes Accessit Library a no-brainer and the first choice for IT Managers.
“This is one of the most impressive pieces of software we’ve introduced. Accessit genuinely has the potential to make libraries more available and ultimately assist pupils in accessing the content our expert librarians have chosen, from anywhere, with ease."
“The on-boarding process was well managed, and the development team was knowledgeable and professional to work with. We have received great support from everyone at Accessit.”
We take security and privacy seriously
- Accessit Library has been independently tested by Aura, a CREST-certified cyber security company, using industry standard testing procedures such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) v4 and Centre for Internet Security (CIS) testing benchmarks.
- We are fully GDPR compliant, and make anonymising your data easy, if needed.
- Our software is designed around the principle of Least Privilege Access with granular control.
- Accessit has strong password encryption and adjustable password complexity requirements.
- During borrower synchronisation, temporary encrypted databases are used while processing data.
At Accessit, we believe you should be free to choose the resources and services that best fit your school. We already integrate with a huge range of third party providers of services and are continually adding more.
Accessit Library offers:
- SSO (single sign on)
- AD/LDAP integration
- Sync against student administration systems
- Supports HTTPS, JSON, and SOAP.
- Automated emailing
- Support texting
- eBook support including Wheelers/Overdrive
- Premier’s Reading Challenge
- Syndetics Unbound, and many more.
Cloud or local? You choose
Accessit is a powerful SQL solution that can be fully managed as a cloud-hosted solution or you can choose to deploy locally within existing server infrastructure. Either way, it’s easy on resources.
We’ve been managing Accessit Cloud around the world since 2007 and use high resilience servers that offer superior performance. This includes replication servers in different regions in case of hardware failure. With cloud hosting we take care of daily backups, security patches, updates and performance monitoring.
Our local (on-premise) solution has a low system footprint and is flexible enough that it can even be spread across multiple servers if preferred. Easy access, when you need it.
Excellent IT support
We offer a responsive customer portal for submitting and tracking tickets to our support desk, as well as great phone support from our IT professionals. Remote support is available from Accessit staff, including our system integrators, SQL specialists, and networking experts.
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between local hosting and cloud hosting?
Local hosting is when you have the Accessit database sitting on your school server. The server is maintained by your IT staff.
Cloud hosting is an externally managed service. We are responsible for the provision and maintenance of the server, including data storage and technical services – managing back-ups, security patches and the application of updates. Cloud hosting frees up your IT infrastructure and staff, and enables easier anytime, anywhere access to application and data.
Will I have to add my borrowers manually with Accessit?
Accessit Library synchronises with most student management systems. This means that all borrower information will be updated from the student management system daily into Accessit. You choose which fields you wish to sync, including parent emails, so you can send automated overdues home if necessary.
Does Accessit integrate with AD/LDAP?
Yes. This allows users to authenticate against Active Directory or LDAP via their normal network login.
Does Accessit support SSO?
Yes, Accessit supports Google (“G-Suite”), ADFS, Azure AD, and supports SAML2/Shibboleth, thus will work with various other SAML2-compliant identity solutions.
What happens when you release a new version? Do we have to buy Accessit all over again?
No, with Accessit Library all updates and new versions are covered by your annual licence fee. You will always have access to the newest and most up-to-date version of Accessit.
Can my students search the catalogue without logging in?
Yes, of course. We also support AD/LDAP integration, so if your students log into the school network with a username and password, they can use the same login for Accessit, and not have to learn a new one. Accessit also supports SSO (Single Sign-On).
What sort of internet speed do I need for the hosted solution?
Minimum recommended 10Mb down, 5 Mb up. However, it’s also important to check that your network is not throttling back the connection (which would result in reduced connectivity). Another consideration is whether you have appropriate QOS (Quality of Service) rules in place to ensure library staff get adequate bandwidth at peak times (for example, if your organisation permits unlimited internet access at lunchtime, causing high utilisation, it is important that librarians get higher priority).