Evolve Library Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Evolve Library

Web based library automation system for all sized libraries

4.76/5 (21 reviews)

Evolve Library overview

What is Evolve Library?

Evolve Library is an integrated library system or library management system that can be utilized by school, public, academic, and specialist libraries of varying sizes. Built on a flexible framework, the software can be customized to fit each institution's unique requirements. Evolve Library makes use of the Microsoft .Net platform and can be integrated with all Microsoft Office products. Users can access the software through all web-enabled devices including laptops and mobile phones.

Evolve Library can be deployed as a cloud computing solution and also as an in-house application. Evolve has an Authority Control module for compliance with Library of Congress MARC 21 and allows the user to create and delete authorities for titles, classifications, authors, and other information. The platform's acquisitions module offers a comprehensive set of tools to monitor expenditures and manage the sale of items. Evolve also offers a range of other modules including catalog, circulation, Web OPAC (online public access catalog), periodicals, reporting, and more.
www.infovisionsoftware.com

Pricing

Starting from
$1500/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Value for money
View Pricing Plans

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States, Australia

Supported languages

English
Evolve Library screenshot: The mobile app allows patrons to browse the library catalog, manage their account, access e-books and audiobooks, and moreEvolve Library screenshot: Patrons can search the library's full catalog with the inventory search feature

Evolve Library reviews

Excellent
16

Very good
5

Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.9
  4.5
  4.7
  5.0
Darlene Marshall

Evolve Software Exceptional

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

It has been exceptional software and easy to use!

Pros
The company is outstanding to work with our small, rural library. They provide excellent customer service. We have found that they take time to listen to our suggestions and implement them.

Cons
Nothing as they have done an excellent job in responding to concerns for our library.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

MacKenzie Ledley

Right from the start

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-28
Review Source: Capterra

In a world of overpriced Integrated Library Systems, Evolve Library allows small to medium libraries with a cost-effective product, which is integral for many libraries in maintaining their autonomy from consortiums.

Pros
Evolve Library is a reliable service that is easy to use for staff and patrons. On the rare instance when we've needed technical assistance, I've always been impressed with how quickly and attentive the customer service team is to our needs. For a small to medium library system, this ILS offers a valuable, reliable product.

Cons
Integration with digital services such as Overdrive. (This could be because I'm unaware of how it can work.)

Response from Infovision Software


Good news, MacKenzie. We do integrate with Overdrive. We will be in touch today to talk you through it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Karen Dixon

Evolve Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

Evolve support is excellent and responsive. They are always willing to customize our system to meet our needs.

Pros
The software is easy to use and suits our needs as a small library.

Cons
Does not have some of the bells and whistles that other systems have. The OPAC could be a bit more modern.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

Minimize review

King Simpson

Excellent ILS!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The software itself is easy to use, even for new staff who have never worked with an integrated library system before. Infovision offers excellent customer service for their product and is extremely responsive to customer needs and suggestions. Even though we're a small client, the owner calls me by name every time we run into each other at a conference! Great personalized service compared to some of the larger vendors.

Cons
I can't really think of anything negative. We've looked at other ILS vendors in the past few years just to keep current on what's available, but we stick with Evolve because it best fits our organization's needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Julie Elmore

Great customer service

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

I enjoy working with the folks at Evolve. I know that if there is an issue the owner of the company is a phone call away and that he will take care of it. I also, like that I don't have to call the owner, because the entire team takes care of any issues or needs before it gets to the top.

Pros
The customer service at Evolve is top-notch. Any report I want, they customize for me. It is also very easy to train staff on how to use it.

Cons
The webopac appears very generic. If we can update the backgrounds, I wish I knew how. Also, because it is a small company sometimes other specialized software doesn't recognize Evolve as a major ILS so they don't write their software to work with it (think wowbrary).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Evolve Library pricing

Starting from
$1500/month
Pricing options
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Contact Infovision Software for pricing information.

Evolve Library features

Automatic Notifications
Customer Database
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

API (178 other apps)
Accounting Integration (102 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (174 other apps)
Activity Tracking (102 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (148 other apps)
Calendar Management (109 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (123 other apps)
Data Import/Export (118 other apps)
Document Management (104 other apps)
Electronic Payments (120 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (108 other apps)
Quote Management (91 other apps)
Reminders (106 other apps)

Additional information for Evolve Library

Key features of Evolve Library

  • Acquisition Management
  • Catalog Management
  • Circulation Management
  • Dynamic Field Creation
  • Fee Collection
  • Full Text Search
  • Fund Account Management
  • Kiosk Integration
  • Loan History Tracking
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
  • Patron Management
  • Patron Search
  • Periodicals Management
  • Record Validation
  • Records Management
  • Reporting & Analytics
  • Reservations Management
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Serials Management
  • Z39.50 Support
View All Features

Benefits

• Evolve Library is built on a flexible framework to allow customization according to the requirements of the user’s unique library environment.

• The acquisitions module offers comprehensive tools for managing the purchase of items and monitoring of any expenditures.

• User can maintain patron records, process reserves, and manage charges/fines using the circulation module.

• The catalog module offers an easy to use system to create and edit library catalog records, with users able to add and delete fields as necessary.

• Evolve’s Web OPAC (online public access catalog) is fully compliant with disability access standards, and allows patrons to search for items, place reservations, renew loads, and more.