Athenaeum Library Software

by SumWare Consulting

Welcome to Athenaeum

Athenaeum has been designed with librarians from around the world to be easy to start using and - when you are ready - have more features and configurability to do the things you are likely to want to do. It is focussed predominantly for schools though is used by community and private libraries around the world.

First introduced in 1996 and has been in continual development - driven largely by the user base.

For 2018, Athenaeum has been completely rewritten as a single file solution1 using modern FileMaker techniques with a view to creating a "lighter" solution, optimising performance over wide area networks, for FileMaker Cloud and access from mobile devices.

Other resources

  1. the separate bar code file and other utilities can be deployed when necessary 

  2. you may use the built-in letters, or customise those letters, or define your own letters 

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