There is a myth in this industry that schools require a 'simple' library system. It is not surprising therefore to find a number of such systems available in the marketplace. These systems demonstrate well, because they are apparently easy to understand, but soon run out of steam in practice. In our experience the school library is a demanding environment; it often holds large stocks of resources, with a growing range of e-resources, and can experience fast and frantic activity throughout the day. This is no place for a 'simple' system.
We have hundreds of schools libraries running Heritage or Heritage Cirqa, and many of them make extensive use of the sophisticated features it contains. Heritage Cirqa users appreciate what it does for them now, but also what it will do for them in the future.
In addition to comprehensive and reliable library software, we also provide excellent support for our users. Upgrades are included in the modest annual support fee, which is why many of our schools have used Heritage for over twenty years!
Schools that use Heritage Cirqa are generally those who recognise the value of an excellent library to a school. Top schools such as St Paul's Girls' School, North London Collegiate School, Wycombe Abbey School, St Paul's School, Guildford High School, King's College Wimbledon, Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Eton College, Magdalen College School, Winchester College, Oxford High School, Headington School and City of London School for Boys all use Heritage Cirqa. A full Heritage Cirqa site list is available on request.
We provide a number of case studies for you to read. Click on the links below for the school library specific ones. Please bear in mind that some sites have used Heritage for over 21 years so some of the case studies are older than others.