TinyCat is a simple, fast, and clean way to manage your small library. Users love TinyCat’s easy-to-use interface, including a simple self-checkout system.
Manage and share your library on every device and platform, no library app required.
Book recommendations and faceted results allow you to fine-tune your catalog to the unique needs of your faith community. Designate books for specific studies, small groups, topics, 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.
Circulation (including self-checkout), users, and accounts. Import and export MARC records.
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 churches, synagogues, mosques, and more.
Greystone Theological Institute serves scholars of Reformed Catholicity in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
Check out your existing LibraryThing catalog on TinyCat.
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Victoria Regional Meeting Library is part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia.
Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library serves the Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Indiana's oldest Jewish congregation.
The Saint Jerome Library is located at Sacred Heart / Saint Dominic Parish in Portland, Maine.
Vancouver Unitarians of British Columbia uses TinyCat for their Lifespan Development Collections.
Import your existing collection, from MARC and other formats, such as Excel/CSV and more.
Copy catalog from over 4,900 libraries and other sources.
Leverage the power of LibraryThing to add tags, covers, custom call numbers, and other metadata.
Make your library catalog shine with full series coverage, book descriptions, subject classification, and over two million published and reader reviews.
Mobile-ready, right out of the gate.
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 congregations 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 user accounts include user sign-in and borrowing history.
"I've been very happy with the level of support provided by TinyCat. Thank you for everything that you do!"
– Molly, Baptist Health Sciences Library
“I'm a super-pleased new TinyCat user—I already love its functionality so much more than our previous OPAC.”
– Elly, Reformation Presbyterian Church
"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!"
"Love TinyCat! It's the distinguishing characteristic of a GREAT program—the more you use it, the more you like it!
"TinyCat is awesome and has brought our little church library out of the dark ages—so grateful for all you do to provide this for us!"
Since 2005, LibraryThing has been the leader in home cataloging, but it’s too big, open, and social for small library communities.
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 congregation.