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A library system that works for you

Sierra empowers libraries to reinvent the very nature of their services and deliver value well into the future. Sierra’s leading-edge technology provides automated workflows, integrated resource management, and open access to data.

Sierra RESTful APIs open the door to new possibilities by encouraging libraries and third-party developers to create customized applications to extend its functionality. Sierra powers vibrant, scalable solutions that connect libraries with one another and with the communities and institutions they serve. The future of library services promises deeper connectivity, more customization, and greater mobility.

The future of library services is Open.

Integrate your system. Sierra tackles many challenges faced by libraries today with its ability to seamlessly interoperate with other systems. Sierra connects to e-commerce interfaces, courseware management systems, and a wide range of third-party digital content providers that substantially expand its functionality.

Ensure flexibility. Sierra scales to meet the evolving needs of libraries and patrons. With Sierra’s open design, libraries retain the freedom to choose from Innovative, open-source, and third-party products that enable the functionality vital to their unique situations.

Make connections. Sierra APIs and direct database access provide libraries better ways to harness their data and customize their services for greater staff and patron success.

Streamline workflows. Sierra modernizes traditional library workflows in a unified staff application with a revolutionary roles-based design, and convenient web-based access.

Increase ease of use. Sierra provides a range of navigation options, such as facets and improved browse displays, across the staff workflows—for easier use and decreased training time.

Go mobile with worklists. Sierra liberates library staff with a mobile experience that moves library operations into the stacks and away from repetitive material handling.


Innovative is Open

We recognize the power of open system architecture with APIs that empower customers to build their own Sierra-integrated applications for the web, desktop and mobile devices. Visit the Innovative Developer Network for helpful resources.

Case Study: Migrating from Millennium to Sierra at the Australian National University Library

The Australian National University Library (ANU) serves one of Australia’s leading research universities and is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities. The ANU Library collection holds more than 2.5 million physical items and provides access to more than 63 million electronic resources, including full-text journal articles. The collection is distributed across five… Read more »

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