Apollo

Apollo

by Biblionix

Who Uses Apollo?

Public libraries only. We have no schools or universities as customers. We serve one kind of customer extremely well.

What Is Apollo?

Apollo was the Product of the Year for 2016 and 2017! The ILS from Biblionix topped all other products in the Modern Library Awards competition. Biblionix is devoted solely to public libraries. And Apollo is provided from the cloud with full Library Services Platform (LSP) advantages. So you get integrations, features, and upgrades fast, with no technical support needed.

Apollo Details

Biblionix

https://www.biblionix.com

Founded 2007

Apollo Pricing Overview

Apollo does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

In Person

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Apollo Features

Library Automation Software
Acquisition Management
Barcoding/RFID
Church Libraries
Circulation Management
Fee Collection
Inventory Management
Law Libraries
OPAC
Periodicals Management
Private Libraries
Public Libraries
Reserve Shelf Management
School Libraries
Self Check-in/Check-out
Serials Management

Apollo Reviews

Showing 5 of 6 reviews

Overall
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,8/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Mack S.
Owner
Libraries, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/08

"Apollo from Biblionix...the BEST for small libraries"

Comments: Compared to some other library systems, Apollo is a great option for the money. While working with over a dozen rural libraries in West Texas who used Apollo, I can say the experience FAR exceeded that of systems used by other libraries. Plus, migration from other systems has been very easy, thanks to the helpful staff at Biblionix.

Pros: Apollo is easy to use, having intuitive menus for managing your library automation. For librarians and their staff, the interface is simple, without lots of annoying "bling" to interfere. For patrons, the catalog and search capabilities are excellent. Support for the product comes from Biblionix in Austin, TX, and the people there are *extremely* helpful.

Cons: This software is geared to smaller, rural type PUBLIC libraries. It is not designed for schools, so if you are looking for school automation, this is not the product for you. Also, Apollo does not share databases between library clients, so users cannot search for items at other area libraries. Finally, Some people may not like the somewhat outdated look of the screens, but I find it refreshingly simple!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/01/08
Aleczandria S.
Information Assistant
Libraries, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/27

"Super easy for library use!"

Comments: This allows us to create accounts for customers so they can check out materials from the library!

Pros: Loved that this was the system I learned how to use at work. It's super easy and allows for us to help patrons find their books & accounts quickly!

Cons: It's a little hard to learn in the beginning, but once you get it down, it's smooth sailing!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2019/07/27
Mindy W.
Director
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2016/02/12

"Much more user friendly than Alexandria"

Comments: I worked in a public library for seven years using Alexandria it was hooked in with our school system which was very nice but I did not find it to be very user-friendly for patrons or librarians . I am now at a library that uses Apollo and find it to be very user-friendly with above and beyond technical support. Today Emily spent a very long time working through all the problems that I was experiencing in my first week as library director. She literally made my day being extremely patient when I had patrons coming in.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2016/02/12
Paula M.
Access Services Coordinator
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2015/08/25

"McBride Library has been using Apollo for 3 years, and it has exceeded our expectations in every way"

Comments: We have to say at the McBride Library that 5 stars in the review area is just not enough praise for Apollo. A reliable system is essential to any business, and Apollo is that. We have not had any down time due to the system. Apollo is very user friendly for both staff and patrons, and that lets us serve our patrons better.
The customer service associated with Apollo is just awesome! Clark Charbonnet and his support staff at Biblionix answer any and all of our questions. Their assistance during our Access PA and SHAREit updating and uploading of our holdings was phenomenal, helping us through what we thought would be a monumental task. They always come through for us like a rapid response team!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2015/08/25
Nicki S.
Library Director
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    Unrated
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2015/08/18

"Apollo Biblionix"

Comments: I started working with Apollo in November of 2009 when our old ILS became outdated and have loved every minute of our partnership. The ease of their system is just so amazing. The company has been really good to work with as well. For example, during my library's push to go "green," we asked Apollo for the option of checkout receipts to be emailed to our patrons. Then within just a few days of the request that feature was added. I look to forward to seeing my library's partnership with Apollo Biblionix continue for a very long time.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2015/08/18