We are SOLUS – We are a global software development company delivering exciting, essential library tech tools! mobile applications for libraries, We are headquartered in the U.K., with offices in the U.S. and Australia.
We know libraries and we know the new technology tools that can simplify the job of library staff, freeing them from unnecessary labour-intensive tasks to work with people on the floor. We know how to deliver the sleek and simple tech tools that extend your reach 24/7, grow audiences and change perceptions of your services.
SOLUS’s company’s flagship product, Library App, is a customisable mobile app that allows users to manage their library account, pay fines, request items, access digital content, and check out physical items by using their cell phones to scan the items’ barcode or RFID tag.
The latest version of the app, released in early 2023, features a streamlined user interface that enables libraries to send push notifications to patrons. It also adds a “Reading Tracker” feature that works like a Fitbit for reading: Users can track the number of e-books, pages, and minutes they’ve read digital content on their phone.
SOLUS brands the app with a library’s own branding, and patrons can download it directly from the Apple or Android store. The app is available in more than 40 languages. Libraries also get a content management system template for making changes to the app’s content as often as they like, so they can promote their own news and programming within the app. Need some help with your mobile strategic planning?
A kids’ version of the app, Planet Library, also excites and enables children to unlock new games and characters within the app as they increase their reading activity.
SOLUS’s latest product, which launched in October 2022, is a highly visual discovery platform that can be integrated into a library’s website. Called LUCi, it uses an interface that will be familiar to subscribers of Netflix, Hulu, and other video streaming services, complete with content suggestions based on a user’s borrowing history. The idea is to make the search process visually engaging and easier for users to navigate. We’d love to talk!
Another SOLUS product, eb#1 (Events & Bookings), is a cloud-based platform for managing library programs and events. Library staff can use the platform to schedule and promote events, while patrons can reserve space, make online payments, and request a refund if they can’t attend.
The platform includes tools that make it easy for librarians to create flyers to promote their events, complete with stock images and QR codes that take patrons to a landing page, where they can access more information or make a reservation.
Because the platform is so easy to use, any staff member can use it with no technical expertise required. The events platform also integrates with the Library App, creating an amazing symbiosis.
As the world changes, SOLUS changes with it. Intuitive and innovative, we’re proud of our ability to adapt in the blink of an eye. You’ll never find us standing still — which is why we stand out from the crowd.