TinyCat is a simple, fast, and clean way to manage your small library. Teachers love TinyCat’s easy-to-use interface, including a simple self-checkout system.
TinyCat works with the technology already in your school. Whether a classroom tablet, student laptop, or library computer, you can easily share your library catalog—no download or app required.
Book recommendations and faceted results allow you to fine-tune your catalog to your students' needs. Designate books for specific assignments, reading levels, or any way you see fit using custom tags.
Your catalog can be enhanced with Dewey Decimal Classification® numbers, series, genres, professional and reader reviews, and more.
Manage circulation and allow student self-checkout. Update class lists each year with our complete user import/export. Import and export your library in multiple formats.
Since 2005, LibraryThing has been the best home library solution, used by more than three million customers.
Since 2016, TinyCat has been the best library software choice for schools, classrooms, community groups, churches, museums, and more.
Nolan Creek School empowers K-8 students in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.
Check out your existing LibraryThing catalog on TinyCat.
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Pine Tree Academy is a co-ed university prep school for boarding and day students in grades K–12.
Meriadoc Homeschool Library is a private subscription-based lending library for homeschooling book lovers in SE Houston.
Mr. Bronson's TinyCat serves a middle school classroom library.
Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor provides Pre-K through 12th grade students with a Waldorf Education.
Import your existing collection, from MARC and other formats.
Copy catalog from over 4,900 libraries and other sources.
Leverage the power of LibraryThing to add tags, covers, and other metadata.
Make your library catalog shine with full series coverage, awards, published reviews, and over two million reader reviews.
Mobile-ready for tablets and smartphones in the classroom.
Starred Lists can be built and shared for group projects, student reading lists, and more.
True faceted searching, like one of those expensive "discovery systems."
Stable URLs and social media buttons allow library staff and users to share the library anywhere on the web.
Simple circulation system designed for small libraries; our simplest circulation mode is perfect for classrooms and other high-trust environments.
Holds, renewals, overdues, reminder emails, circulation exports, and automated reports give you everything you need to track your lending.
Optional student accounts include user sign-in and borrowing history.
Student user accounts can have multiple emails, for students with more than one household.
"TinyCat is a great solution for teachers managing a class library. Thank you for this valuable tool!"
– Ms. Kreider's Classroom Library
"Our TinyCat catalog is always growing and I couldn't be happier. Whether at home or school, it’s a pleasure to use and it’s really satisfying to see the scroll of new books."
– Bridget, St. Aloysius School Library
"TinyCat has revolutionized our little school library, and I appreciate very much all the work you put into the system."
"Please thank any and everyone who created TinyCat. I’m going to be able to get so many more books into parent’s hands, and so many more kids will hear stories."
– Anne-Marie, Educare Chicago Library
"I am a retired school librarian & absolutely love TinyCat. It is easy to use, even for non-librarians."
– Sharon, Childsplay Theater
"I love that I can use TinyCat on my computer, tablet, phone, etc., and I like the prompt response I get whenever I have a question!"
Since 2005, LibraryThing has been the leader in home cataloging, but it’s too big, open, and social for small library patrons.
Started in 2016, TinyCat transforms your collection in LibraryThing into a simple and attractive small library catalog. With over 4,900 sources for cataloging information, LibraryThing is a wealth of data for and about your library. TinyCat allows you to share that with your students.