Features

Packed full of features that everyone will love.

We understand the importance of the library and librarians. So we’ve designed Accessit Library – not as a peripheral system, but as essential to the operation of the entire school.

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A system that saves you time

A system that saves you time

Accessit Library is a smart, elegant and intuitive system that you’ll love using. Day-to-day tasks are automated, streamlining your workflow and freeing you up to focus on your students. Z39.50 servers automate the cataloguing process, and you can print and customise your own barcodes and spine labels. Reports are quick to produce, and you can create and save your own specialised reports.
A single place for all of your resources

A single place for all of your resources

Providing easy accessibility to all your educational/school resources can be a challenge. Accessit allows you to store all of your resources in the one place, maximising their accessibility. Not only that, Accessit’s powerful search tools will locate resources despite phonetic spelling or misspelling of words.

Don’t want all your collections on display? Accessit allows you to hide collections from certain users, meaning you can catalogue all your resources (such as your school/teacher resources) and find and track them, without the students even knowing they’re there.

A system to engage and motivate your users

A system to engage and motivate your users

The Accessit Web App is attractive and intuitive to use. You can customise the home screen to reflect your school, adding your unique school logo and colours, and add relevant content such as book carousels and news items based on the age and interests of your students.

We’ve found that giving users control over their personal library dashboard motivates them to take control of their own library experience. They can check on their current loans, reserves and overdues, renewing items if needed; and select areas of interest so they are alerted when new resources matching their interests have been added to the catalogue.

So much more than a circulation tool

So much more than a circulation tool

Accessit Library makes your library accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device. Being able to research during class or at home, placing reserves on-the-go, creating lists, and writing book reviews brings the library back into focus as an integral part of the learning journey. For teachers, being able to share lists of resources with their students, promote resources for the topics they are teaching, as well as link reading lists to their online learning platform makes their work much easier.

Our support is second to none

Our support is second to none

We care about offering you high quality support. Our support team is made up of librarians and school IT specialists with a wealth of knowledge, ready and waiting to help. Not only that, most of our support team have used Accessit previously in schools. Your annual license covers all your support which means you can call or email us as often as you like.

You’ll also have full access to our Accessit Library eLearning Centre (ALeC) and the Accessit Library Customer Portal where you can watch video tutorials and read targeted help articles. In addition, every year we travel around New Zealand, Australia and the UK on our annual Accessit Roadshow Training Series, offering professional development and meeting our customers face-to-face.

Always evolving, always improving

Always evolving, always improving

Our mission is to foster a life-long love of learning, reading and discovery. It’s about using multiple layers of information to bring subjects to life, enabling exploration, and making the journey of discovery fun. So while our library system is very powerful, and does some really clever things under the hood, we’ve put a lot of effort into making it intuitive and easy to use – for everyone.

We have a team of developers who are always responding to feature requests and improving functionality, and a product that has evolved with our customers over its 25 year history. As a customer, you are automatically entitled to all updates and new versions by way of your annual license. Never pay to upgrade again!

We’re really proud of what we do, and how our system makes a huge difference for librarians and schools worldwide. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for new features, and our customers overwhelmingly tell us that they love the responsiveness of the Accessit team to their needs.

A system that saves you time


Accessit Library is a smart, elegant and intuitive system that you’ll love using. Day-to-day tasks are automated, streamlining your workflow and freeing you up to focus on your students. Z39.50 servers automate the cataloguing process, and you can print and customise your own barcodes and spine labels. Reports are quick to produce, and you can create and save your own specialised reports.

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Useful teacher resources are delivered by parachute in a single box (location)

A single place for all of your resources


Providing easy accessibility to all your educational/school resources can be a challenge. Accessit allows you to store all of your resources in the one place, maximising their accessibility. Not only that, Accessit’s powerful search tools will locate resources despite phonetic spelling or misspelling of words.

Don’t want all your collections on display? Accessit allows you to hide collections from certain users, meaning you can catalogue all your resources (such as your school/teacher resources) and find and track them, without the students even knowing they’re there.

A system to engage and motivate your users


The Accessit Web App is attractive and intuitive to use. You can customise the home screen to reflect your school, adding your unique school logo and colours, and add relevant content such as book carousels and news items based on the age and interests of your students.

We’ve found that giving users control over their personal library dashboard motivates them to take control of their own library experience. They can check on their current loans, reserves and overdues, renewing items if needed; and select areas of interest so they are alerted when new resources matching their interests have been added to the catalogue.

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A laptop, a phone, and a tablet are all devices that can access the Accessit library software

So much more than a circulation tool


Accessit Library makes your library accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device. Being able to research during class or at home, placing reserves on-the-go, creating lists, and writing book reviews brings the library back into focus as an integral part of the learning journey. For teachers, being able to share lists of resources with their students, promote resources for the topics they are teaching, as well as link reading lists to their online learning platform makes their work much easier.

Our support is second to none


We care about offering you high quality support. Our support team is made up of librarians and school IT specialists with a wealth of knowledge, ready and waiting to help. Not only that, most of our support team have used Accessit previously in schools. Your annual license covers all your support which means you can call or email us as often as you like. You’ll also have full access to our Accessit Library eLearning Centre (ALeC) and the Accessit Library Customer Portal where you can watch video tutorials and read targeted help articles. In addition, every year we travel around New Zealand, Australia and the UK on our annual Accessit Roadshow Training Series, offering professional development and meeting our customers face-to-face.

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Always evolving, always improving


Our mission is to foster a life-long love of learning, reading and discovery. It’s about using multiple layers of information to bring subjects to life, enabling exploration, and making the journey of discovery fun. So while our library system is very powerful, and does some really clever things under the hood, we’ve put a lot of effort into making it intuitive and easy to use – for everyone.

We have a team of developers who are always responding to feature requests and improving functionality, and a product that has evolved with our customers over its 25 year history. As a customer, you are automatically entitled to all updates and new versions by way of your annual license. Never pay to upgrade again!

We’re really proud of what we do, and how our system makes a huge difference for librarians and schools worldwide. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for new features, and our customers overwhelmingly tell us that they love the responsiveness of the Accessit team to their needs.

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Case Studies

Le Régent College

Case Study Le Régent College Building a library from scratch at a British International School nestled in the Swiss Alps is no small feat. As the sole qualified librarian charged with the task, Stephen Bull knew he had his work cut out for him, so he turned to a...

Mental Health Foundation of NZ

A limited budget didn’t stop the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand getting the system they wanted for their specialist library collection. It was smooth sailing from there. Information Resource Specialist Kim Higginson shares their story.

Leicestershire County Council

Case StudyLeicestershire County CouncilWhen you exist to simply but emphatically make it easy for teachers to teach, you need a system that will fulfil that promise in every way. Accessit Library was that system. Brian Kennedy, Manager of Creative Learning Services at...

Cambridge High School

Case StudyCambridge High SchoolAccessit is more than a repository for information. It quickly becomes an integral part of the learning journey, supporting teachers and students to achieve beyond their expectations. Cambridge High School students have the results to...

Saint Kentigern College

Case StudySaint Kentigern CollegeFour years ago, Saint Kentigern Boys’ School, Saint Kentigern Girls’ School and Saint Kentigern College went looking for a single library management system that was easy and flexible enough to suit them all. Type  Preschool, Primary,...

Culford School

Case StudyCulford SchoolIn 2004 Culford School Librarian Lesley Martin went looking for something to replace their ageing and poorly supported library management system. What she found was Accessit and she’s never looked back. Type  Independent, co-educational day and...

Otago Boys’ High School

Case StudyOtago Boys’ High School What do you do with a precious gift of more than 1,200 digital copies of the official military records of 201 fallen WW1 school old boys? You create a rich resource – a living repository that gives your students a very personal view...

Greenhithe School

Case StudyGreenhithe SchoolLost data, system crashes and library shutdowns. It was time to look around for something better. Librarian Kris Parlane’s advice is, “Don’t wait or let fear hold you back.” Moving to Accessit was a good decision and surprisingly easy. Type ...

Reynella East College

Case StudyReynella East CollegeThe demands of students and teachers are constantly changing. With a system that wasn't keeping up, Reynella East College library manager Gayle Sutter knew that their library was on a path to nowhere. It was time to bring it back to...

Tyndale Christian School

Case StudyTyndale Christian SchoolThey had a legacy library management system with an uninspiring interface. Integration with their other IT systems was a challenge. Tyndale Christian School's vision was a library system that delivered a seamless experience for users...