Accessit won’t put pressure on you or your IT infrastructure.
Deep integration, powerful connectivity, stability and ease of use make Accessit a no-brainer and the first choice for IT Managers.
Set and forget
Accessit frees you up, automating services for seamless integrations and management. Its ease of use for staff means fewer cries for help and less demands on your valuable time.
Cloud or local deployment
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 are fully GDPR compliant, and make anonymising your data easy, if needed. Accessit helps to reduce IT Manager and staff workloads, and provides you with the peace of mind that comes with built-in security.
Students, librarians, and teachers can search via any standard web browser (including Edge) on any device. Accessit also comes with a free app for IOS and Android so staff and students can search the library and resources via their own mobile devices.
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 real people. Remote support is available from Accessit staff, including our system integrators, SQL specialists, and networking experts.
Accessit Library offers SSO (single sign on), AD/LDAP integration, Sync against student administration systems, and SIP2. It supports HTTPS, JSON, and SOAP. There’s automated emailing, RFID support, texting, eBook support including Wheelers/Overdrive, Clickview, TV4Ed, SCIS, Premier's Reading Challenge, and more.
Seriously good software
Accessit Library gives you great integration options, superb support for industry standards and protocols, seamless workflows and interoperability, and excellent technical support.
A system that takes care of itself
Once installed, Accessit needs minimal intervention by IT Managers and staff. Updates are applied automatically (unless you choose not to), and borrower data is always current as Accessit integrates with almost all student management systems, updating your library information every night.
Accessit is a reliable system which has been around for 25 years, but is constantly adapting and changing to meet the needs of the modern learning environment.
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.
Cloud or local? You choose
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.
|Accessit Library Cloud Hosting||Others|
|Server||Dedicated servers only hosting Accessit library||Library software on shared server with other applications|
|Support rate||Unlimited cloud service support||Hourly server support charges|
|Support response||Your library is our first priority||Dependent on IT support, may incur extra costs|
|Database maintenance||Daily by our database experts||Dependent on IT support, may incur extra costs|
|Backups||Daily, weekly and monthly||Dependent on how often server is backed up|
|Restoring data||Can restore your data within hours||Dependent on IT support, may incur extra costs|
|Zero deployment||Access your library anywhere, anytime||Dependent on IT support, may incur extra costs|
Easy access, when you need it
You can easily enable at-home access to the Web App, allowing your students and staff to reach your library catalogue from anywhere, at any time. Accessit can integrate with your AD or LDAP systems, and also supports Single Sign-On. Since the Accessit One Search tool allows your students to access all resource databases with one login, students won't have to remember extra passwords.
Lots of great integrations, and always more on the way
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 3rd party providers of services, and are continually adding more integrations.
Fast and knowledgeable support team
Our friendly support team are available by phone or email and offer remote support. This support is included in your annual license so you can contact us as often as you like. Many of the team have worked in schools before, so have a strong understanding of the educational infrastructure and technical requirements.
As a customer you will also have access to the Accessit Customer Help Portal where there are support articles and videos especially designed for school IT Managers and teams.
School-wide resource management
Our system is designed to track all resources in your school, including equipment, such as laptops and digital cameras. Additionally, it’s a great way of managing digital content, such as PDFs and other electronic documents - so you always know where things should be.
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?
Of course not! 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).
Case Studies: IT Managers
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