Alexandria (library software)

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Alexandria is browser based cross-platform library automation software used by thousands of libraries around the world, both public libraries and school libraries. These include the Houston Independent School District, Philadelphia Public Schools, and the Berkeley Unified School District.[1]


COMPanion Corporation was founded in 1987 by company president Bill Schjelderup[2] in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Version history[edit]

COMPanion Corp maintains different versions simultaneously, with the most recent and up-to-date version being Alexandria v7.15.3 with plans to release Alexandria v7.16.1 in the summer of 2016. Alexandria v7 was officially released on August 5, 2014. Alexandria v6 is still supported although active development has ceased, with the exception of maintenance updates.

Selected features[edit]

  • Library management
  • MARC cataloging
  • Lexile integration[3]
  • Supports reading programs such as Accelerated Reader
  • Due date and policy flexibility
  • Thousands of flexible reports
  • Z39.50 Support[4]
  • Integration with book vendors such as Bound To Stay Bound
  • Web-based patron interface
  • Access to third-party databases such as netTrekker[5]

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