What products work for K-12 library?

Is your library software easy to use for your staff and volunteers? Are you delivering real world learning processes? Are your students able to easily search for and access digital resources, textbooks, and more? Does your software help build relationships between students, teachers, volunteers, and family?

Education has never been more relevant. With more resources every day, it's your job to equip kindergarteners with the capacity to explore and twelfth graders with the confidence to complete complex projects. From K to 12 and everywhere in between, students, teachers, volunteers, and families must have access to eBooks, classroom materials, course reserves, and more. Your mission is to educate students; why not enrich your own library with SirsiDynix Symphony and the upcoming BLUEcloud suite of products?

Check out the key benefits of Symphony for your K-12 library:

  • Ease of exploration and discovery. Symphony fosters an environment of endless resources: eBooks, PDFs, videos, you name it. With everything you need in one place, it'd be hard not to discover something new. 
  • Easy-to-use interface. Symphony offers an intuitive interface for your users, no matter if they're a PTA volunteer or a student with growing knowledge and needs.
  • Easy to learn. Your library serves users of all backgrounds and experiences. Symphony's easy-to-learn features make sure everyone can take control of his or her own library experience.
  • Facilitate learning. Our web services allow you to connect Symphony to many third party partners and learning systems.
1 in 4 teens
relies mostly on smartphones to access the internet.

With all of your management resources pulled into one interface, you can easily access every BLUEcloud application and aim your focus on developing deeper relationships with faculty and students. From effectively managing eResources to circulation, Universal Admin gives you the capability to address all your library's needs.

MobileCirc lets you circulate items wherever you are, with or without a data connection. Check out, renew, or check in items. Extend your community outreach by registering users with a quick user photo and driver’s license barcode scan.

Bibliographic citation features link to Refworks and Zotero for ease of creating and managing research bibliographies. Our built-in Content Management System (CMS) makes it easy to create custom pages or “rooms” around topics or audiences. 

Make it easy for your students to learn about and use eResources. Give the teachers you support access to a vast array of eBooks, eVideos and eAudio Books directly from your catalog. 

Do your students use smartphones? Give them access to your the library catalogue through your own app! They can place holds, renew items, download eBooks, find recommended reading from lists of award-winning books, bestsellers, and friends' recommendations. BookMyne is free for Android and iOS phone devices.

Chances are your students are avid Facebook users. So why not put your library's catalog on Facebook, too? Members will be able to see there account, search, and place holds on items right from Facebook itself. Now that's something you can "like."