Aleph 500

Today’s libraries are facing the challenges posed by a diverse and rapidly expanding information universe. Increased user expectations for faster and easier access to relevant information go hand in hand with institutional demands for increased operational efficiency.

The Aleph® integrated library system provides academic, research, and national libraries with the efficient, user-friendly tools and workflow support they need to meet the increasing requirements of the industry today and in the future.

For over 20 years Aleph has been the integrated library system of choice for libraries and library consortia worldwide that require the ultimate in configuration flexibility. Aleph system configuration can be tailored to meet virtually any library policy or procedure, enabling the creation of unique policies and workflows.


Key benefits:

Flexible — Customizable components are tailored to accommodate the requirements of institutions of all types and sizes, from single-branch libraries to the largest of consortia and national libraries.
Easy to use — User-friendly workflows and intuitive graphical interfaces increase staff efficiency and enhance the patron experience.

Scalable — Growth and expansion features enable libraries and consortia to continually re-envision and recreate their unique working environments.

Open —Built on an Oracle® database, Aleph runs on a range of operating systems. Employing system-wide XML technology, Aleph offers third-party integration through an XML gateway. All Ex Libris products are based on industry standards, offering the ultimate in resource-sharing capabilities, full connectivity, and seamless interaction with other systems and databases.

Multilingual and multiscript — Full Unicode support provides multidirectional and multiscript text capabilities. Users can interface with the system in their preferred language, and libraries can create new language interfaces.

Future proof — The inherent multi-tier client/server structure and conformance with the latest industry standards guarantees that Aleph will meet your needs today and in the future. Our software design continually evolves to include products and components aimed at enhancing your system and ensuring that it continues to meet the changing needs of your library.