Evolve Library Features

Evolve Library

Web based library automation system for all sized libraries

4.77/5 (22 reviews)

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Alerts/Notifications
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcoding/RFID
Budget Control
Cataloging/Categorization
Church Libraries
Circulation Management
Customer Database
Customizable Fields
Customization
Discount Management
Email Management
Fee Collection
Full Text Search
Historical Reporting
Indexing
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Law Libraries
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multimedia Support
OPAC
Online Catalog
Order Management
Order Tracking
Patron Management
Periodicals Management
Private Libraries
Public Libraries
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reservations Management
Reserve Shelf Management
SMS Messaging
Sales Reports
Sales Tax Management
School Libraries
Search/Filter
Self Check-in/Check-out
Serials Management
Subscription Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Vendor Management
Website Management
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Alerts/Notifications
Barcode / Ticket Scanning
Barcoding/RFID
Budget Control
Cataloging/Categorization
Church Libraries
Circulation Management
Customer Database
Customizable Fields
Customization
Discount Management
Email Management
Fee Collection
Full Text Search
Historical Reporting
Indexing
Inventory Management
Invoice Management
Law Libraries
Monitoring
Multi-Currency
Multimedia Support
OPAC
Online Catalog
Order Management
Order Tracking
Patron Management
Periodicals Management
Private Libraries
Public Libraries
Purchase Order Management
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Reporting
Records Management
Reporting & Statistics
Reservations Management
Reserve Shelf Management
SMS Messaging
Sales Reports
Sales Tax Management
School Libraries
Search/Filter
Self Check-in/Check-out
Serials Management
Subscription Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
Vendor Management
Website Management
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Evolve Library Feature Reviews

21 reviewers had the following to say about Evolve Library's features:

Julie M.

No Looking Back with Evolve / Infovision ILS

2018-10-03

Custom reports are not billed additionally, but are included in customer support at this writing.

Pros

The software is incredibly flexible and easy, especially for new personnel.

Cons

Software requires some re-entry of patron data when switching between screens.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura M.

Evolve Review

2018-11-29

We have had a very positive experience with Evolve. We have been using them for years and have no complaints.

Pros

Cataloging works well for our needs. Customer support is awesome, they usually get to it right away and fix whatever is going on.

Cons

The reporting module is a bit complicated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica C.

Customer Support is Where It's At!

2019-03-12

They provide individual attention for individual needs, whether its reports, interface features, or operating code.

Pros

The user-friendly interface allows staff and volunteers alike to serve patrons and work on internal processes with efficiency.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Julie E.

Great customer service

2018-12-03

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.

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

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 11-50 employees)

Evolve Library is an excellent Integrated Library System

2021-04-20

Pros

While the technical service section use acquisition and cataloguing modules, readers service section depend on circulation module along with its accompanying statistics and reporting features.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah F.

ILS review

2019-04-17

Pros

They have customized reports for us and are always open to suggestions.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nellie M.

Easy to Use

2019-04-19

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.

Pros

So easy to use and manipulate, especially for the price.

Cons

I truly have no complaints, any issues are always resolved quickly with frequent and conveniently scheduled updates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tammy K.

Ever Evolving Evolve

2019-04-03

I have been very pleased with the support InfoVision provides for the Evolve platform. If I ever have any problems, they work in a timely fashion to solve the problems.

Pros

Plus the option to decide which tags I do not want imported, so I don't have to spend time deleting tags.

Cons

The Authority feature. I still haven't really figured out how to mass correct a Subject tag.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer C.

Evolve

2019-04-04

Pros

It is easy to run reports. The thing I like best is if you have a problem, the customer care is amazing.

Cons

The thing I like least is if the internet it down, you can not use it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Merna M.

Good product for small to medium sized library

2015-06-07

Our patrons love the OPAC system, they can renew and reserve at home, as well as check reading history and search the catalog.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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MacKenzie L.

Right from the start

2019-01-28

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

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.

Cons

Integration with digital services such as Overdrive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Infovision Software


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

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Adina D.

Review

2019-03-12

I have shopped around and I always come back to Evolve since it is easy to use and extremely dependable.

Pros

The interface is very user friendly and if I need a something specific it is easy to submit a request for changes.

Cons

I think the WebOpac could be a bit more user friendly

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Darlene M.

Evolve Software Exceptional

2018-10-03

It has been exceptional software and easy to use!

Pros

They provide excellent customer service.

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

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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King S.

Excellent ILS!

2018-12-03

Pros

Infovision offers excellent customer service for their product and is extremely responsive to customer needs and suggestions.

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

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Patricia B.

Overall my experience with Evolve has been exceptional.

2016-04-14

I have been director of my library for 10 1/2 years having worked with the good people at Evolve the entire time. The customer service is second to none.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Kristen D.

Great software for our library

2019-04-17

Pros

Also, any time we need help from customer support, they are prompt and easy to work with.

Cons

Honestly, I cannot think of anything that we do not like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Elaine B.

Customer-oriented ILS

2016-04-03

Evolve is a customer-focused, easy-to-use integrated library system.

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Rebecca K.

Transition was fairly smooth; training was easily understood; help was readily available.

2016-01-08

This was my third software change as either a school librarian or member of my community library board.

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Source: Capterra
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Jimmie R.

Customer Service Excellence

2015-11-13

I certainly don't get the level of customer service that I get with Infovision with most other companies that I deal with.

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Source: Capterra
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Mark A.

Infovision Evolve is a Cut Above the Rest!!!

2016-01-20

The staff are always respectful, prompt in responding to requests, and a joy to work with. As a customer, we have enjoyed being listened to and have appreciated the efforts of the Infovision staff to customize our Evolve installation so that it works for us.

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Source: Capterra
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Karen D.

Evolve Review

2018-10-03

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

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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