Papyrus Library Administration System

Papyrus is a Library Administration System. Papyrus is cloud based or desktop software for creating your own personal or professional library system. Developed since 1995 and used by hundreds of libraries around the world, choose Papyrus to run your library.

Suitable for small libraries to public libraries, Papyrus will suit all your requirements for cataloguing and accessioning publications and media, membership management and circulation of library items to members. You can migrate to the Papyrus cloud when you want to.

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Libraries have been using Papyrus for more than 25 years


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Bibliographic Records

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Search Terms

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Desktop Version

Get started using the desktop, onsite version of Papyrus

Download the Windows based software and install on your desktop.

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Papyrus Cloud

Sign in and start working in the cloud right now!

Login to Papyrus and create your own library catalogue.

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Papyrus Cloud Price Comparison

Cataloging Books
Subjects, Authors and Series
Number of records500UnlimitedUnlimited
Multiple Copies of a book
Searching (OPAC)
Stock Take
Members and Patrons
Add Members or Patrons
Photos and ID Cards
Importing Members
Circulation of items to Members
Circulation - Issues and Returns
Lending privileges and Fine Management
Other features
Help Files, Video Tutorials
Customise Parameters
Multiple Locations
Number of UsersOne UserOne UserTwo users
Purchase more users
Upgrade to next level
Virtual Training provided at R 900/hour
Trial Periodunlimited3 months3 months
Annual FeeFreeR 1500/yrR 3500/yr