This is your compare tray

Apps you want to compare will be listed here. Launch a head to head comparison at any time.

Evolve Library

Web based library automation system for all sized libraries

visit website

Evolve Library Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Evolve Library product 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.

Key benefits of using Evolve Library

• 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Live Online

Evolve Library pricing information

Value for money

4.9

/5

22

Starting from

$

1500

/momonth
Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Evolve Library features

Functionality

4.6

/5

22
Total Features46 1 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting & Statistics
Inventory Management
Alerts/Notifications
Third Party Integrations
Search/Filter
Invoice Management
Customer Database
Law Libraries

Functionality contenders

Surpass
Functionality
#1
Mandarin
Functionality
#2
Alexandria
Functionality
#3
Evolve Library
Functionality
#4

Evolve Library users reviews

Overall rating

4.8

/5

22

Positive reviews

100%

Write a review
Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.5/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

17

5

0

0

0

Pros
Also, price is more than reasonable. And we always have easy, quick access to help from the company when it has been needed - of course the major positive there being it has been needed very little.

NM

Nellie M.

Knowing that help is just a phone call or email away gives me confidence as we go forward with this adventure.

RK

Rebecca K.

For over ten years we have enjoyed an exceptionally synergistic relationship with the Infovision staff and love the Evolve ILS.

MA

Mark A.

Cons
Occasionally, we've had issues with searching if one letter/number character is missing or out of place.

JC

Jessica C.

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

ML

MacKenzie L.

Sometimes we struggle finding cataloging records for independently published items and occasionally for preorders.

SF

Sarah F.

Overall rating contenders

Evolve Library
Overall rating
#1
Surpass
Overall rating
#2
Mandarin
Overall rating
#3
Alexandria
Overall rating
#4
Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Evolve at Newbury College

Reviewed 3 years ago

We had been overpaying for OCLC's clunky system that didn't work we;ll for us. Thank goodness we switched to Evolve.

Pros

Great price and value and the software does everything I need it to.

Cons

Haven't encountered a con yet. Everything works great.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

Share this review:

Evolve Library is an excellent Integrated Library System

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Although Evolve Library can be installed locally, our community library opted to acquire it through software-as-aservice subscription. We have avoided costs the institution could have incurred in form of huge ICT infrastructure, back-up, security and expertise. Both staff and patrons make use of the same software to meet their specific needs. While the technical service section use acquisition and...

Cons

I have noticed that computer literate patrons find it hard to utilise all the amazing features offered by Evolve Library

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

Share this review:

Evolve Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Right from the start

Reviewed 3 years ago

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.)

Vendor response

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

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

Share this review:

Excellent ILS!

Reviewed 3 years ago
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.

Evolve Library FAQs and common questions

Evolve Library has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1500.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription


Evolve Library has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Evolve Library supports the following languages:
English


Evolve Library supports the following devices:
Android


No, Evolve Library does not have an API available.


Evolve Library integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft 365


Evolve Library offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

Related categories