Reading Cloud in a 3-minute nutshell:

Our Reading Cloud library management systems make the day to day running of the library easy and efficient for staff and that’s a given, but ultimately, what makes our platforms different is that they can also help and support educators in promoting reading for pleasure and in developing positive attitudes to reading from a young age.

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Flexible – just what you need

Whether you’re looking for a straightforward and efficient library management system to help issue resources and monitor what your students are reading or a platform to help promote reading for pleasure and get students really engaged in reading, there’s a Reading Cloud package to suit the particular needs of your school.

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Our platform and performance

The Reading Cloud platform serves 95% of all transactions in half a second or faster and our high-speed content delivery network ensures that page content is delivered locally to wherever you are in the world, reducing load times for static content such as book cover images. 

Hosted on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform our LMS has a micro serviced architecture that automatically scales based on user demand. This is backed up with geo-replication for redundancy and service up time that averages over 99.9%. 

We have full 24/7 monitoring and analytics that provide valuable metrics to enable continuous development and performance tuning and the ever-evolving needs of educators in today’s fast-paced digital world mean that we are continually looking at ways to develop and improve our LMS. Feedback from all our users is really integral in this.

Getting up and running

Straightforward set up

Our platform is cloud-based (no local installation required) and set up is quick and easy

Moving over from a different LMS is easy

Simply send us your catalogue data and we’ll convert your existing library for you

Starting from scratch?

You can have access straight away and we can help and advise you on cataloguing your resources and getting started

Seamless integrations

Reading Cloud integrates with Student Management Information Systems with automated scheduled imports of student data to ensure accuracy and to save you time. Our platforms also integrate with cashless catering systems and Accelerated Reader

CRC Intake: Automated seamless student data imports

We've developed a new module for our Reading Cloud, Junior Librarian and Eclipse users called CRC Intake that will automate your student data import process by synchronising your school management information system with your library management system to ensure data accuracy across your systems and save you lots of time

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Good to know

Making your life easier 

  • Our system is backed-up every 5 minutes, 8640 restore points available
  • Discovery Online is available for continuous up-to-date bibliographic information
  • We provide security gate integration and single sign-on options
  • Reading Cloud has automated data tidy functionality, RFID and self-checkout functionality and Marc21 import functionality

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We are delighted with the support and training we have received from Reading Cloud. Communication has been excellent, and the training was informative and valuable.

Lauren Murrey, Headteacher Tackley CE Primary School, Oxfordshire Diocesan Schools Trust MAT