Main functions

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Main functions are the application's kernel. They include :

  • Management of any kind of title (also digital ones)
  • Simple and complex searches
  • Classification and subject headings management
  • Series management
  • Management of authors with referrals
  • Management of readers' and suppliers' addresses
  • Printing of numerous predefined lists





Cataloguing is facilitated and coherence of data guaranteed, thanks to numerous automatic entry controls.

Most fields can contain several million characters and some can contain images such as a document’s cover or photographs of readers.
Free fields are available and can be used to enter data specific to your library.

Thanks to the download of title records from the web function, entry of your holdings can be made significantly less time-intensive.

  Cataloguing template


Files icons  

Digital titles

The application can manage digital resources, such as web site addresses, office documents, images, sound files or moving pictures...

These files are associated to title records. When consulting the record, the reader can click on the link connecting to the digital resource, which will then appear on screen.



Classification of your library can be managed directly within the application. You are free to add, modify or delete classmarks whenever needed, for instance in case of a reorganisation of your shelves.

The software comes with the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC). Other systematics can be obtained upon request.



Class marks file


Entering a subject record  

Subject Headings

The content of your documents is analysed by allocating controlled subject headings.

One subject heading can refer to another (in the case of synonyms or comparable concepts, for instance). Authority lists can then be printed.



Publisher series are managed in a dedicated index. This way, you ensure that there are no double entries. It also allows you to easily establish a list of titles belonging to a series, in order to identify possible gaps.

  List of titles belonging to a series


Search dialog box  


BiblioMaker has several very powerful search functions. Here are some search samples, which you will be able to conduct without difficulty:

  • Books by a given author
  • Novels for which you only remember one word of the title
  • Non-fiction books on a specific subject
  • Acquisitions made in the last three months
  • DVDs from a given publisher as of a given date
  • All the comic books of a given series
  • Press articles on a specific subject published by a given journal
  • Readers living in a given district
  • Readers who should receive a subscription renewal request



Many standard print layouts are available to you :

  • Catalogues (for instance lists of new acquisitions or bibliographical lists)
  • Barcode labels
  • Number of loans of a title
  • Titles belonging to a series
  • Class marks list
  • Inventory list
  • Addresses labels
  • Readers' list with phone number
  Printed list of titles


Export dialog box



Export and import

More and more often, lists need to be generated in digital form. Materials may need to be published on a web site, sent by e-mail, edited in wordprocessing software... The application contains tools to export your data in different formats.

With the import function, you can migrate catalogue or reader data from your current system.



Take stock of your library’s holdings using the inventory list, which for each document indicates the number of available copies and their availability as per their loan status. You can then compare this list with the real numbers on hand.

With the aid of BiblioMaker PRO, taking stock of your inventory takes less time since you can read your documents’ barcodes directly on the shelves. You then import the barcodes in the application which takes care of comparing real and theoretical holdings. In no time, you have a printout of missing copies.

  Inventory list


Online catalogue's home page


Public Search

One of the main purposes of a catalogue is to be consulted by readers. The ergonomy of the «Public Search» function was carefully designed for all types of readers, including those who are not used to computers. The user-friendliness of the public search stems from simple and uncluttered screens, clear explanations at every step of the search and the elimination of non-essential options.


Management of periodicals (BiblioMaker PRO)

The application assists you in the management of periodicals and automates tracking. When you receive a new issue, BiblioMaker suggests the appropriate number. This also helps ensure that all issues have duly arrived. You can then print a circulation list to be attached to the issue and proceed to disseminate it.

Various lists help you to identify missing issues and to renew subscriptions in a timely manner.

  Cataloguing template for serials' issues


Cataloguing template for an address



Readers, suppliers and other contacts are all registered in the same address database. Numerous fields allow to precisely record all necessary information, such as postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and data that can be used for statistics : category, birth date, gender…

You can simply and rapidly send an e-mail to your readers, should you desire to inform them about an event your library is organising, or to advise of a change in opening hours.

The application can account for reader contributions and automates subscription management.



Thanks to numerous options, the software can easily be configured to meet your specific needs : types of documents in your catalogue, duration of loans, default values, automatic numbering, access authorisations : all these parameters and many more can be set by checkboxes, using local menus or radio buttons. Thus there is no need to enter complicated formulas or to modify unclear configuration files. Of course, most of the choices made during setup can be modified later on.

  Settings for books




  • 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.

For small libraries with basic needs.

  • Management of 1500 titles
  • Possible extension for managing more titles - without limit
  • Titles management
  • Search and sorting of data
  • Classification management
  • Subjects heading management
  • Series management
  • Management of authors with referrals
  • Management of readers' and suppliers' addresses
  • Management of readers' dues
  • Printing of numerous predefined lists
  • Predefined export and import formats
CHF 290.-
EUR 215.-

For larger libraries with more advanced needs, for instance for customised printouts.

BiblioMaker Standard's version contains the same functions as in the Light version, plus the following ones:

  • No limit of managed titles
  • Layout editor for creating print layouts
  • Reports editor for creating print layouts as tables
  • Labels editor
  • Integrated word processing for sending mailings
CHF 2 400.-
EUR 1 780.-

For libraries with advanced needs.

BiblioMaker PRO's version contains the same functions as in the Standard version, plus the following ones:

  • No limit of managed titles
  • The cataloguing template contains additional fields for describing titles.
  • The titles records import from the web is integrated in the main functions.
  • Management of periodicals with control of issues reception
  • Automated inventory control
  • Computers for public search (OPAC) can be added to the configuration
CHF 5 800.-
EUR 4 300.-


It is recommended to wait before installing a major update of your operating system.

BiblioMaker 6.1 can now be downloaded. You will find here some information about this update.

BiblioMaker 6 contains a "Favorites bar" that lets you access the most used elements with a single click. Discover how to customise this bar....