"Good libraries build services,
great libraries build communities"

~ R. David Lankes

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Hallway of Hamilton Community center showing Richmond Public Library's NovelBranch

Libraries excel in sharing, and BookWhere is the Market leader in shared cooperative copy cataloguing for your collections. Staff are essential to your operation, help them do their jobs effectively with PeopleWhere for staffs scheduling, and eb#1 for your Events Calendar and Room Booking needs.


From our instant return shelves; to our RFID staff stations and self checks; to the fastest and flexible modular AMH system in the industry, we can help you transition from resource intensive transactional activities to an environment of customer engagement.


We offer the most variety of solutions to meet your outreach and extended service needs through our leading kiosk line-up as well as innovative holds pick-up options.

Customer Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

We have been using BookWhere Suite for about 6 years now, with a total cost savings to my institution of almost $600,000! The product is easy to use, with fast, quality results

The company is 100% supportive through implementation. And they have never left our side. They are always a phone call away. Always friendly, helpful, and willing to work with us on solutions to our problems.

It’s really smart technology [NovelBranch] so it’s quite simple… it’s a great idea… Different people like different formats for their material. There are those who loving holding on to a book. We also know that having these kiosks… will remind me people of the breadth of what we offer through the Library free of charge.


We’ve been privileged to work with all types of libraries, from public to academic to special, helping them solve problems with technology solutions.


A senior IT Manager at The Halifax International Airport Authority recognized there was a need for families to have access to library materials. A partnership was forged with Halifax Public Library who then reach out to us to help implement two NovelBranch kiosks at the airport.

Western University

When Western University’s newly renovated D.B. Weldon Library was unveiled it included KingstonShelves, our innovative RFID enabled book trolley designed to allow students to “drop” their high demand Course Reserve items “and go”, and have them checked in automatically becoming immediately available for the next student to take.

Hamilton Community Centre

The library branch located at the community centre is only open a limited number of hours through the week. This community wanted more, but increasing branch hours wasn’t possible. To extend services to patrons beyond these hours, giving them access to browse, borrow and return items, the Library turned to NovelBranch as a solution.