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Legal Library Software for attorneys, law practices and in-house legal teams

Find out why law firm library managers chose our software to manage their library

We were the first to offer library software for legal libraries using Microsoft development tools. We have been providing library software since the 1990s to help law firms and other legal libraries manage print and digital resources. Trust our experience to deliver software that helps you manage your legal library while maintaining your patrons’ privacy.

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Our library software packages offer a flexible solution for legal libraries

“What’s great about SLLS is my Admin Dashboard. As soon as I login I can see exactly what I need to do, catalog corrections, overdue orders or serial parts updates. Because I work part-time this legal library software is such a time saver for me. It is also very reassuring when faced with those unexpected queries about new acquisitions or new editions, I can answer quickly and confidently from that one screen that orders have been made or we are up to date.”

Julie Keys, Legal Information Manager at Fox Williams

“SLLS has both the ‘wow’ factor and ease of use I’ve been looking for. As the firm’s solo librarian, I was able to design and roll-out a sleek library catalogue without having to bog down our internal IT.  SLLS provides lots of flexibility and online tech support, as well as an incredibly responsive live
support team. Lawyers are impressed with the search functionality, quickly navigating to previously difficult to find subscription-based digital resources. This has saved time and increased resource use, allowing the firm to maximize the value of expensive print and online tools.”

 Lenie Ott, MA, MI, Manager – Knowledge Services

Which legal library software package will suit your requirements?

Legal libraries vary greatly in their scope, operations, and needs. Some legal librarians simply need to accurately audit and efficiently organise their collections. Others need to monitor loans, and many are also required to create distribution lists, monitor subscriptions to periodicals and journals, and track finances. With Simple Little Library System, you’ll only pay for what you need.

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Three good reasons to choose our legal library software

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Under resourced?

We save your time with automated cataloging from legal sources

You can use AutoCat to download bibliographic details like title, author, edition and publisher for books straight into your catalog. Our sources include Google Books, Wildy’s and Library Hub Discover.

AutoCat automatically creates one copy located in your usual library space. It also adds the front book cover image so attorneys can recognize your resources readily. Think of the time you can save! 

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Budgets under pressure?

We know that budgets are always under pressure, so we provide affordable legal library software that doesn’t compromise on quality

Buy only what you need. We don’t tie you into lengthy contracts: pay monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually. 

After the first 12 months you can give one month’s notice before the end of your next payment term.

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Are your attorneys confused about where to find information?

Give attorneys one search for print & electronic resources AND knowledge

It’s not just about print and published resources. We offer a single system for print and electronic, published and unpublished resources, external and internal knowledge. This means busy attorneys don’t have to think about which application to search. A unified search allows users to quickly find resources and improve their productivity. Give your firm the competitive edge.

“We migrated to SLLS last year. The transition was smooth and we had a good response to the few ‘tweaks’ needed. The new product is very clear and well laid out, so training lawyers is easy, as the layout is now so like other main databases they use. The check-in/check-out facility works well. The Admin function is also pretty clear – and where it isn’t, a call or email to Bailey’s is answered promptly. I have also used the short training videos and they are clear and useful.”

Anne Storey, Library Officer at Sackers

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Designed by a legal library consultant

Penny Bailey, BA, Dip Lib, MCILIP, MIoD, FRSA

Our Managing Director has worked at consultancy level for libraries and information centres in law firms and in-house legal practices.

Manage print & electronic

Unique 3-layer structure to help you manage multi-volume sets of journals, loose leaves, law reports, precedents and encyclopedia.

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Manage access to electronic resources and know-how, too!

Fully responsive

Attorneys can access your information & resources using mobiles, tablets or any size computer screen – even when working remotely.

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Financial controls & reporting

Keep track of orders and spending with our legal library software. 

Our software also has serials management that helps you keep track of loose-leaf releases and journal issues – you’ll never be caught out with an out-of-date loose-leaf!


At the BIALL annual conference 2022 Bailey Solutions was presented with BIALL Supplier of the Year Award. Here’s BIALL’s press release on the award:

“This year’s winner has been quoted as “an extremely proactive supplier who are a joy to work with”. They have spent the last year moving all their customers onto new versions of their library management software products, a process which has been completed with minimal cost implications for those customers. They have provided a high-quality customer service both in the lead up to and during the data transfer, and when responding to queries as people got used to their new systems. Their great communication and willingness to provide ongoing training support was commended in several nominations this year. It has also been noted that they resolve any issue in a quick and efficient manner.”

Explore our legal library software packages

Best for Reference

Reference only libraries
$ 47
per month
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalog
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Share your catalog - Web OPAC

Ideal for specialist libraries and information centres who have a reference only collection and who do not lend their library resources.

Best for Sharing

Share your online catalog
$ 80 per month
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalog
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Circulation
  • Share your catalog - Web OPAC

Ideal for libraries in schools, clubs, associations, churches and businesses that want to lend and/or share their library resources.

Best for Experts

All the modules
$ 147
per month
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalog
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Circulation
  • Share your catalog - Web OPAC
  • Acquisitions & Finance
  • Serials Management

Ideal for libraries in legal libraries, small business and professional practices that also need finance and serials management modules.

Super Duper

Plus extra hosting & support
$ 185
per month
  • Free 30 day trial
  • Library catalog
  • AutoCat for fast cataloguing
  • Circulation
  • Share your catalog - Web OPAC
  • Acquisitions & Finance
  • Serials Management
  • Hosted Support

Ideal for larger libraries that need extra capacity and support.

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