Tech Spotlight: Libib

Like many of my friends and family members, I have a problem.  A problem with books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.  A problem in which I keep buying them and bringing them home, and then forgetting I have them, and then buying them and bringing them home again.  A problem with having piles and piles of media and not knowing who I lent them to or where I stored them.  A problem keeping track of the items I loved and the items I hated.  Luckily, there is a free website and app that can help you with this problem – it’s called Libib <>.


Libib is a combination website and app that allows you to catalog, organize, tag, comment on, and connect with other users about your collection of books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.  Libib has two modes – Standard and Pro.  Standard is free and allows you to catalog up to 100,000 items (either by manually entering their information or by scanning UPCs through the app), create up to 100 separate “libraries” or sub-groups, use the app, tag items, and share your book-loving habits with others through their social feeds.  Pro is exactly what it sounds like – more professional (for a more professional price of $5/month or $60/year) in that you could run of a small library’s functions through it!  Multiple users, patron sign-up, check items in and out, apply holds, apply cataloging (OCLC, DDC, LCC), and a host of other functions are available for a very reasonable price.  This is a great option for people who want an easy, user-friendly way to catalog their home collections or even create a lending library of their own!


Libib – a great free resource for home collection cataloging.

Carolyn Brooks

Carolyn Brooks

Intern at University Libraries
Carolyn Brooks is an intern in the University Libraries Research and User Engagement department.
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