Book Database Software, catalog your home library (2022)

September 21, 2022

Very happy with this app

I love this app. I have a ton of books now at my fingertips. I don't have to spend hours looking to see if I have a certain book. It works everyone I go to use it. — Kim Goodwin on CLZ Books

September 18, 2022

You guys are the greatest...

I am able to go into any book store and insure I don't buy it a book twice. I am a collector only no resale so it makes my shopping easier.
You guys are the greatest... — Richard Huber (USA) on Book Collector

September 16, 2022

Excellent app

Incredible functionality. — Jackie Reeve on CLZ Books

September 15, 2022

Great product

First up - really impressed with the rapid response from tech support - itwas much appreciated (how to add multiple authors to a book).
I've been using BookDB, which has been great, but remembering to export totxt and then copy to my phone so that I didn't buy duplicates in the 2ndhand book stores was getting tedious (you may have noticed I have a lot ofpre-ISBN books). So the search was on for something that would allow me tomaintain a sufficiently comprehensive database on my laptop and sync it tomy phone with minimal effort. Your team has delivered.
Mapping fields between BookDB and Book Collector took a bit of trial anderror (mark all as Skip Field, then go back and set correctly) and there area number of notes I'll have to port manually (eg first edition/signed byauthor/family connection, austerity printing c WW2, condition of bindingetc), but all in all, this is a great product - and the cost is extremelyreasonable - I've definitely spent more than that on a single book, so thepotential saving in avoiding duplicates is real! — Erika Edmondstone (Australia) on Book Collector

September 13, 2022

By far the best

This is by far the best software out there. — peyton sanders on CLZ Books

September 11, 2022


Perfeito para organizar a biblioteca. — Ricardo Machado on CLZ Books

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September 10, 2022


It is fun to catalogue your books. And CLZ is easy and convenient. — Luana Chilelli on CLZ Books

August 17, 2022

Great app, great team!

I have been using this app for at least four years. The use is intuitive, the acquisition system is quick and the database is extremely well-stocked. The cards have an incredible variety of data with high customization. Furthermore, the support in case of need has always been fast and decisive. I highly recommend it for those who want to keep their library in order. — MattiaLusetti8519 (Italy) on CLZ Books

August 11, 2022

I love the program

Actually I am not new to CLZ. Several years ago I had purchased your software for my desktop computer and listed over 700 books I had. I love the program. I since have had several newer computers moved a few times. Donated many books thru the moves and lost my original program on my desktops/laptops.
I was so excited to see you offer an app I can use on my iPhone and reorganize the books I have left which are packed away in boxes currently. So to answer your question I love your app and am excited to get organized once again. — Norma (USA) on CLZ Books

August 03, 2022

Muito contente

Estou muito contente com a aplicação. — Palmira Gonçalves on CLZ Books

August 01, 2022


Really useful product for the price. — Sarah Snoddy on CLZ Books

July 30, 2022

Your library in your pocket

User friendly app to keep track of books, music, and more. Know what's in your media library and avoid duplicate purchases. You can even create a wish list for items to add to your library. Works on a desktop computer as well as a smart phone. — CB Youngblood on CLZ Books


July 21, 2022

Loving it!

New user but so far loving it! — Paul on CLZ Books

July 18, 2022

Handy app

Works as described. Handy for someone who owns many books, — tom baron on CLZ Books

July 17, 2022

Brilliant app!

I've tried several alternatives, but none of them compare to the CLZ Books app. I also use the CLZ DVD catalogue app, which is equally brilliant. They're easy to use, intuitive and have a cloud backup system that's very reassure. Thank you. — Somayeh Moballeghi on CLZ Books

July 17, 2022

Fantastic App!

The app has been fantastic! As my collection grows it’s hard to remember exactly what titles are in it sometimes, your app fixes that issue for me! — sjruss86 (Canada) on CLZ Books

July 17, 2022

Keep track of my books

I use this app to keep track of books I own and read. It is fantastic. — Angela castleberry on CLZ Books

July 14, 2022

Fantastic app!!!

Finally my books are organized. — geoff smith on CLZ Books

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July 13, 2022

Love it!

4500 books and growing my inventory. Works like a charm, easy to use. Almost 2 yeard later, still very satiafied with Book Collector. Now managing over 25,000 books via using both desktop and Android versions. Work well together, application is updated regularly. Support is great, have issues? They will respond pretty quickly and help you with the problem. Staff responds well to suggestions and questions and have helped me quite often. Here it is 2022 now inventory over 50,000 books. — A Google user on CLZ Books

July 09, 2022

Keep track of our extensive library

Best app we have found to keep track of our extensive library. Love that you can make personal notes as well. — Marie Culp on CLZ Books

June 17, 2022

Keeps me sane

I have had this app since 2018. This is the one app that has kept me sane. It does everything I need around books. All the memory is stored on the app so I do not have to worry about memory space. I have almost 800 books and this app has made it easier for me to know what I have, keep track of where the book is ( I am able to include notes on a book if I have to lend it out to friends or family) and adding new books is easy. I highly recommend this app to anyone who has or is planning to build their home library. — Quaydiquay (Canada) on CLZ Books

June 10, 2022

Love the CLZ series of apps

I use this one for my books and the CLZ Games for my modern & retro games. I am happy to pay for premium of both just because the price is so reasonable and the apps are so good. Being able to add items by scanning the barcode with the camera on your phone is just awesome. Love it. — Shane Hurley (Ireland) on CLZ Books

June 01, 2022

My book collection

This is a great app for keeping track of my book collection. — Michael Ryan on CLZ Books

May 24, 2022

Couldn’t Live Without

I’ve used CLZ for years and totally depend on it to maintain my over 2,200 book list. Originally I imported my, considerably smaller list, from another book collector app and found that CLZ far surpassed the other app. The many available fields make it easy to track whatever is important to you. Anytime I’ve had a question support has replied to my query quickly. Support is absolutely awesome. — GrandPuppy4 (USA) on CLZ Books

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May 23, 2022

Great organizer

Great app. Easy to use. Great organizer for all of your books. Excellent customer service. — Jose Murillo on CLZ Books

May 22, 2022

Perfect to keep track of everything

Downloaded the trial and started adding books, upgraded to yearly subscription within 1/2 hour! Most of my library is packed away for a bigger house so this app is perfect to keep track of everything I have and don't have as I keep going with my collection. The book Nerd and organiser in me LOVES this app! — Lozzerella (USA) on CLZ Books

May 18, 2022

Love it

So easy to use! So great to finally be able to catalog our library..and find when we have more than one copy of something! — Mary Priestley-Fine on CLZ Books

May 18, 2022

Easy to use

Great way to keep track of my books. — Ari Fisher on CLZ Books

May 15, 2022


Convenient, easy to use, effective, displays entries in an easy-to-find manner, looks good, well supported. What more can you want — David South on CLZ Books

May 11, 2022


This App is amazing!!! Finally an easy way to list my scores of books! — Ria&ily (USA) on CLZ Books

(Video) How to catalog books in a home library using Android App?


Is there an app to keep track of books I own? ›

While sites like Goodreads are convenient for keeping track of what you read, LibraryThing is an excellent place to keep track of what you own. You can organize books into different collections and add tags to note whether you own a certain title or borrowed it.

How do you catalogue a library? ›

How to Catalogue a Book - YouTube

How do I create a library catalog in Excel? ›

For description of each step, please refer the below;
  1. Go to Product Library Properties Window. ...
  2. Click Browse next to Primary data source.
  3. Click New In DSN Name.
  4. Select appropriate Driver (For Excel select Microsoft Excel Driver)
  5. Select Browse to create new dsn file in a preferred location.
  6. Save new dsn file.
  7. Click Finish.

What is the best library management system? ›

Best Library Management Systems include:

Follett Destiny Library Manager, Polaris ILS, Book Systems, Springshare, Sierra ILS, EBSCO Stacks, Apollo ILS (Integrated Library System), EBSCONET Subscription Management, Ex Libris Alma, and Worldshare Management Services.

How do you maintain a home library? ›

Periodically clean the shelves

If not cleaned, books may gather dust. This is not healthy for books only. Avoid keeping too many dog eared books in your library. They would take away the charm from the well arranged library.

How do you keep track of books read in the library? ›

Goodreads is, of course, the most famous. Its app allows users to track the books they're reading, have read and want to read. You can also rate books and recommend them, as well as receive recommendations based on what you've already read, and share your own with friends.

How do you store books at home? ›

Here's the right way to store them. Do place a bookshelf near an interior wall with enough space to allow for some air circulation. Placing a shelf next to an exterior wall may cause the temperature to fluctuate too much. Don't crowd books too tightly together or tilt them on the shelf.

What are the 3 types of catalogue? ›

There are three types of inner forms of a catalogue, viz. alphabetical, classified and alphabetico-classed.

What are the two types of library catalogs? ›

Catalog types

Title catalog: a formal catalog, sorted alphabetically according to the title of the entries. Dictionary catalog: a catalog in which all entries (author, title, subject, series) are interfiled in a single alphabetical order.

What are the four types of library catalogue? ›

Types of library catalogues
  • Card catalogue.
  • Book catalogue.
  • COM catalogue.
  • On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
27 Nov 2008

How many books should a home library have? ›

Byers cited a common belief that 1,000 is the minimum in any self-respecting home library. Then he quickly divided that number in half. Five hundred books ensure that a room “will begin to feel like a library,” he said.

What does every home library need? ›

8 Things You Need to Create an Awesome Home Library
  • The Biggest Book Case You Can Find. ...
  • An Extremely Comfortable Chair. ...
  • You'll Need a Lamp to See What You're Reading. ...
  • A Large, Operable Window is a Must. ...
  • Small End Tables Are a Plus. ...
  • Add a Bit of Color and Life With Some Plants. ...
  • Get Elegant With a Fireplace.

How many books do you need to own to be considered a library? ›

However, a general rule of thumb is that a library needs to have at least 1,000 books to be considered a library. If a school's collection exceeds 1300 volumes, a more compact shelving system may be required.

What is the best app to make a catalog? ›

11 Best Catalog Apps for Shopify
  • Wholesale/Retail Catalog Maker.
  • Wholesale Catalog Maker.
  • Panda Catalog.
  • HTML5 Flipbook.
  • Affiliates Catalog.
  • Catalog Machine.
  • Exico Easy Catalog Builder.
  • Easy Catalogs ‑ Unlimited.

What app can I use to create a catalog? ›

CatalogMaker is a unique catalog publishing solution using the power and flexibility of MS Office to create different types of catalogs. It is very convenient for catalog contents management, catalog publishing, and distribution and catalog e-marketing.

How can I create a catalog online for free? ›

How to make a catalog online, easy and fast
  1. Select your e-catalog's page size and orientation. ...
  2. Choose one of our free catalog design templates. ...
  3. Use professional product images & photography. ...
  4. Display product details and information. ...
  5. Customize the design based on your brand colors. ...
  6. Publish online or download your catalog.

How do libraries organize books? ›

Libraries use classification systems to organize the books on the shelves. A classification system uses letters and/or numbers (call numbers) to arrange the books so that books on the same topic are together.

What 2 is a library management software for a small libraries? ›

List of best library management software in India are Destiny Library Manager, Apollo ILS/LSP, Worldshare Management Services. These library management platforms automate the task of the librarian thus allowing better management of the library resources.

How can I make my home library like the environment? ›

Finally, one of the easiest ways to recreate the library's study environment at home is to pack up your study materials at the end of the day, just like you would when you leave the library. Close your laptop, put away your books and leave the space looking clean and fresh to give your study day a clear end.

What is the best method of shelving books? ›

Books and documents - Books should be arranged upright from left to right, starting on the top shelf. Shelves must not be overcrowded. Overcrowding can damage the books by preventing any flow of air between them and making it awkward to remove them. It will also leave little space for adding new books.

Should you store books vertically or horizontally? ›

Since stacking books horizontally can place undue pressure on book spines, most books should be stored in the upright position, ideally shelved neatly in a metal bookcase supported against similarly sized books with bookends at either side.

What is book inventory system? ›

What is Book Inventory? Book inventory is the cost of inventory on hand, as stated in an organization's accounting records. This amount is compared to the actual inventory on hand to see if there are any discrepancies in the accounting records, which can indicate procedural or control problems that should be corrected.

Is Basmo book Tracker Free? ›

For those of you who haven't heard of it yet, Basmo is a new little reading tracker app that markets itself as “a smarter way to read.” There are two different versions of Basmo: the free to use version, and the premium one that costs $8.99 a month, or $59.99 a year if you opt for a yearly membership.

How do I manage multiple books at the same time? ›

5 Tips for Reading Multiple Books at the Same Time
  1. Read different genres. This is probably the most important tip. ...
  2. Read different books at different places. My favourite place to read is in bed. ...
  3. Read through different mediums. ...
  4. Read for your mood – not for your TBR list. ...
  5. Take all the time you need.
24 Sept 2017

Does Goodreads have a book tracker? ›

Goodreads allows users to create a profile, track the books they've read and are reading, write reviews, and find new books to read.

Can I organize my reading list? ›

The options for organizing your reading list range from simple to amazingly complex. If you want analog solutions, use a notebook, a planner or a bullet journal. If you want digital solutions use your phone, a computer spreadsheet, Pinterest, Notion or Trello.

What can I use instead of Goodreads? ›

Best Goodreads Alternatives
  • The StoryGraph.
  • LibraryThing.
  • Libib.
  • Anobii.
  • BookSloth.
  • Bookly.
  • BookBrowse.
  • BookTrib.
26 Jul 2022

What is the best way to store books long term? ›

6 Tips for Storing Your Books Long-Term Storage
  1. Inspect Books for Food or Liquid Damage. It isn't uncommon to eat or drink while reading. ...
  2. Carefully Wrap Each Book. ...
  3. Use a Storage Container. ...
  4. Store Your Books Vertically. ...
  5. Utilize a Climate Controlled Storage Unit for Long Term Storage. ...
  6. Check on Your Books.

How do you store hundreds of a book? ›

10 Creative Ways to Store Books (That Aren't Bookshelves)
  1. Stack books on your bar cart. ...
  2. Mix books with pictures. ...
  3. Display your books on (or below) a windowsill. ...
  4. Use a hutch or buffet for book storage on display. ...
  5. Take advantage of storage spots that are hard to reach. ...
  6. Display books on the mantel. ...
  7. Store books in the fireplace.
6 Nov 2021

How do you store books if you don't have space? ›

Ladder shelving is a great option for people who have limited space to store books. This type of storage system allows you to organize your books in an efficient, cost-effective way. Ladder shelving is also great for small spaces where you don't want to clutter up your shelves with too many books.

What is the difference between catalogue and database? ›

May 15, 2019 12648. A library catalog allows you to search for items owned by a specific library, including books, movies, journals, magazines, music scores, government documents, and more. Library databases allow you to efficiently search for published information such as magazine, journal, and newspaper articles.

What is an example of library catalog? ›

Examples of freely accessible online library catalogs include the Library of Congress Online Catalog ( and the British Library OPAC (

What is an example of catalog? ›

An example of a catalog is a library's list of all of the books it has available. An example of a catalog is a booklet showing everything a store has for sale.

What is a library catalog called? ›

A library catalog (or library catalogue in British English) is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations. A catalog for a group of libraries is also called a union catalog.

What are the tools for library catalogue? ›

Key Resources
  • RDA: Resource Description and Access. ...
  • Dewey Decimal Classification. ...
  • Library of Congress Classification System. ...
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings. ...
  • Cataloger's Desktop. ...
  • RDA Resources.
27 Jun 2022

What is the library online catalogue called? ›

The online public access catalog (OPAC), now frequently synonymous with library catalog, is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Online catalogs have largely replaced the analog card catalogs previously used in libraries.

What is the difference between catalogue and library catalogue? ›

The Random House Dictionary defined, “Catalogue is a systematic list of contents of a library”. Charles Ammi Cutter defined, “A library catalogue is a list of books which is arranged on some definite plan, as distinguished from a bibliography, it is a list of books in some library or collection”.

What are 8 areas of Cataloguing? ›

ISBD is divided into 8 "areas" of description: title and statement of responsibility; edition; material or type of resource specific; publication, production, distribution, etc; physical description; series; note; and resource identifier and terms of availability.

What is the main purpose of a library catalogue? ›

Library catalogues have traditionally been the access point between the library user and the collection. Broadly speaking, the general function of the library catalogue is to allow the user to successfully find, identify, select and obtain resources (Tillett 2004).

› 2008/11 › i... ›

1. Card catalogue · 2. Book catalogue · 3. COM catalogue · 4. On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
There are three types of inner forms of a catalogue, viz. alphabetical, classified and alphabetico-classed. Author, Name, Title, Subject and Dictionary catalogu...
Types of Library Catalogues. A library catalogue is a registry of some type of collection that a particular library possesses or shares with a group of librarie...

How do I catalog a book without an ISBN? ›

You can use Drag and Drop. Search for the book by title, author, whatever. Search at any supported site, The Library of Congress, Amazon etc.

How do I curate my home library? ›

How To Curate Your Home Library, According To Book Experts
  1. Organize So You Can Easily Find Titles. There are a few ways you can organize your books at home. ...
  2. Sort Through Your Stacks. ...
  3. Create A To-Read Pile. ...
  4. Don't Limit Your Books To Shelves. ...
  5. Take Care Of Your Books. ...
  6. Make Your Library Unique To You.
5 Mar 2021

What are the 7 sections of library setup? ›

Sections in a library are: Acquisition, Technical Processing, Circulation, Reference, Periodicals, Maintenance, and Administration & Finance.

How many books should a home library have? ›

Byers cited a common belief that 1,000 is the minimum in any self-respecting home library. Then he quickly divided that number in half. Five hundred books ensure that a room “will begin to feel like a library,” he said.

Where do you keep a list of books? ›

Many of us love to read books. Some of us even set yearly targets of how many books to read and push ourselves to break our own records.
Here are the most popular ones:
  • Libib.
  • BookSloth.
  • Litsy.
  • Candl.
  • Scribd.
  • LibraryThing.

Is it illegal to publish a book without an ISBN? ›

It enables the book industry as a whole to identify a particular publisher and allows the publisher to identify a specific edition of a specific title in a specific format within their output. Be aware though that an ISBN conveys no legal or copyright protection. An ISBN is not compulsory.

Is it illegal to sell a book without an ISBN? ›

ISBNs are not necessary to sell ebooks; none of the top online retailers require them. Printed books, however, cannot be sold without an ISBN.

Can I sell my book on Amazon without ISBN? ›

Your products will automatically be assigned a unique product ID called the Global Catalog Identifier (GCID) as long as you provide the brand name and key attribute for each product under your brand. In the application, upload an image of the product or packaging clearly showing your brand name and logo.

What should a home library have? ›

8 Things You Need to Create an Awesome Home Library
  • The Biggest Book Case You Can Find. ...
  • An Extremely Comfortable Chair. ...
  • You'll Need a Lamp to See What You're Reading. ...
  • A Large, Operable Window is a Must. ...
  • Small End Tables Are a Plus. ...
  • Add a Bit of Color and Life With Some Plants. ...
  • Get Elegant With a Fireplace.

How can I make my home library like the environment? ›

Finally, one of the easiest ways to recreate the library's study environment at home is to pack up your study materials at the end of the day, just like you would when you leave the library. Close your laptop, put away your books and leave the space looking clean and fresh to give your study day a clear end.

How do I make my library more welcoming? ›

Make acceptable behaviors clear and post them where all can clearly see. Create welcoming signage. Make it clear to patrons that all patrons are welcomed in the library. Make this clear in explicit ways – signage, policies – and implicit ways – by creating diverse marketing materials, displays and collections.

What system for cataloging do most libraries use? ›

Libraries in the United States generally use either the Library of Congress Classification System (LC) or the Dewey Decimal Classification System to organize their books. Most academic libraries use LC, and most public libraries and K-12 school libraries use Dewey.

What are the 4 major types of library? ›

Academic libraries serve colleges and universities. Public libraries serve cities and towns of all types. School libraries serve students from Kindergarten to grade 12. Special libraries are in specialized environments, such as hospitals, corporations, museums, the military, private business, and the government.

What are the 10 sections in the library? ›

Sections of Library
  • Acquisition Section: Acquisition section is responsible for the selection and purchase of materials or resources. ...
  • Technical Section: ...
  • Circulation Section: ...
  • Reference Section: ...
  • Periodical Section: ...
  • Bound Volume Section: ...
  • Reprographic section: ...
  • Computer Section:


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