Koha is the world’s first and most popular open source library system. It’s free but it is not that easy to set up. Find out whether installing Koha onsite or in the cloud is the best option for you.
Running a library isn’t as simple and straightforward as many people I have encountered think. It’s more than just checking out books and putting them back on the shelf when they are returned. Librarians have to deal other complex, time-consuming responsibilities like acquisitions, cataloguing, inventory, budgets, reports and interlibrary loaning. Pen and paper won’t cut it, and using an excel spreadsheet is only marginally better than digging a trench using a caviar spoon.