Web Public Search (WebOPAC)

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Publish your catalogue on the internet or on your local area network with the help of the integrated web server.

  • Publish your catalogue in real-time
  • Promote some titles in the virtual showcase displayed on the catalogue's homepage
  • The user interface has been optimised for computers and for mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets)
  • Numerous search possibilities
  • Titles' availability is displayed
  • Readers can reserve lent titles, check their account, renew their loans and cancel reservations. Companies can also let their workers register their loans themselves from their workstation or mobile device
  • New readers can sign up online at the library




User interface ergonomy

Your online catalogue is to be used by all library users, who can have varying skills in computing and library organisation. This is why we have focused on creating a user interface which is as simple as possible, but nevertheless offering a great deal of search possibilities.

Please note that the online catalogue is available in four languages: English, German, French and Italian.

  Title record displayed in the online catalogue


Virtual showcase  

Virtual showcase

On the online catalogue's homepage, you can display a virtual showcase with book covers.

You choose the showcase contents yourself: new acquisitions and/or older titles that you'd like to promote.

The showcase is a good way to make your online catalogue lively and to invite your readers to browse it.


Real-time system

Contrary to other library systems, information displayed is always up-to-date. For instance, a title which has just been entered is immediately available in the online catalogue. When a reader borrows or returns a title, this title's availability is displayed in real-time, just as the reader's account shows what titles he has borrowed and when he must return them.



Search form  


Web public search offers numerous search possibilities :

  • A simple search ("Google-like") looking in several title fields for the entered criteria
  • A search by any word of the title
  • A search by author (using the authors index)
  • A search by class mark
  • A search by subject heading (using the subjects index)
  • A search combining several criteria
  • A search for new acquisitions


Readers' accounts

The web public search not only publishes your catalogue online, but also lets your readers perform other operations: reserve titles, query their account (title of lent titles, date of return), cancel a reservation, renew a loan (as long as some conditions are met), query their past loans…
All these services give your readers more autonomy and lighten your daily work.

  Reader account


Search form for lent titles  

Loans in self-service

Companies can also let their workers register their loans themselves : after a worker has searched for a title in the online catalogue, he can register his loan from his workstation of from his mobile device. The user interface has been designed in order to prevent any mistake. With this function, you know at any time where a title is.


Customising the user interface

The web public search is delivered as a ready to use package. But if it's look does not correspond to your taste, you can easily customise it thanks to the stylesheet accompanying the software.



The metasearch tool  

Take part in a union catalogue

Your online catalogue can be included in a union catalogue of several libraries. Our metasearch tool (available separately) is a web site that lets your readers search in several catalogues at once, maximising the opportunities to find the searched titles.

This tool is easy to set up and does not require any infrastructure change from your part. As it is able to query libraries managed with several library systems, the participating libraries don't need to change their software and to migrate their data. And our tool is a real bargain comparing it to other solutions.

The following union catalogues are published by our metasearch tool:

Please contact us if you need further information about our solution for creating a union catalogue.


Online catalogues

You will find here a small list of BiblioMaker users publishing their catalogue on the web :




Web hosting

Publishing your catalogue on the Internet requires a special configuration of your local area network and technical knowledge. Should it be too difficult to publish your catalogue yourself, then use our "Web Hosting" service. We can publish your database on one of our web servers. All you have to do is to regularly send us your database.

This service has several advantages :

  • Easy : no need to change your network's configuration
  • Safe : the published database is a copy, your original database is safe
  • Economical : you save a possible purchase of a server

The following libraries publish their catalogue using our web hosting service :

Please contact us if you need further information about Web Hosting.




  • The BiblioMaker application is available in several versions and modules. You will thus find a combination that suits your needs!
  • Upgrading versions is very easy: just enter a new activation code (a kind of password) in the software and pay only the difference between versions. In the same manner, add modules, buy the client-server version and so on.
  • Each module can be used on several local or remote workstations simultaneously.
Module: Web Public Search
  • Management of 1500 titles
  • Possible extension for managing more titles - without limit
CHF 75.-
EUR 55.-
Module: Web Public Search

The Standard version contains the same functions as in the Light version, plus the following ones :

  • License for an unlimited number of titles
CHF 1 200.-
EUR 890.-
Module: Web Public Search

The PRO version contains the same functions as in the Standard version, plus the following ones :

  • License for an unlimited number of titles
CHF 1 200.-
EUR 890.-