Book Collector

Library Software

Try Book Collector Free

Download a free trial version
for Windows or Mac OS X

Automatic library software for your book collection.
Just enter or scan ISBNs for automatic book data & cover art.

Catalog your library automatically

Automatically download full book details and cover images.
Just enter author and title, enter ISBNs or scan ISBN barcodes.
Scan your hard-disk for ebook files.

Browse, sort and search
your book library

Browse your book library in cover flow. Sort lists any way you want. Find books quickly and easily.
Keep track of your library and wish list. Never buy dupes again.

Export your library to the mobile app, share it online

Export your book library and wish list to the CLZ Books app, available for iPhone/iPad & Android.
Upload your database online, for easy access & sharing with friends.
I just wanted to tell you all how pleased I am with this program. I just started cataloging my collection, and after a short period to set up things the way I wanted, it's been smooth as silk. I'm amazed at the flexibility and ease of use.
Great job to all of you at!
Ira Wexler - March 01, 2015

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Book Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 100 books.
(Of course the full version has no limits.)

Buy Book Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

for Windows: Cobalt.9.7
release date: Jan 27, 2015
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.9.2
release date: Feb 26, 2015
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March Offers - Valid through March 8, 2015   time left: Days Hours Minutes and Seconds

two pack


   Book Collector PRO
+ Movie Collector PRO

US $99.90

US $74.90

US $25 discount

three pack


   Book Collector PRO
+ Movie Collector PRO
+ Music Collector PRO
US $149.85

US $99.85

US $50 discount

Full Pack

Full Pack

All 5 PRO editions for Windows:
Music + Movie + Book +
Comic + Game Collector PRO
US $249.75

US $149.75

US $100 discount

Browse your book library

Use Book Collector's main screen to browse, sort and search your book library. Choose from multiple views and layouts:

Easily add new books to your library, by ISBN or by Author and Title

Adding new books to your personal book library database is quick and easy,
just search our central online book database by ISBN or by Author and Title.

Our central online book database will then automatically provide full book details, cover art and author information.

Book information:
  • ISBN
  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher & Publication date
  • Plot summary
  • Language
  • Genres & Subjects
  • Format
  • Number of Pages
  • Dimensions
  • LoC Classification
  • Dewey
Book Images:
  • Front Cover
  • Back Cover (when available)

Author information:
  • Author images
  • Links to the author's pages on Wikipedia
  • Birth and death dates and cities

Cataloging e-book files

Book Collector can also catalog your e-book files. Just let it scan your computer for e-books,
then link the e-books to your book entries. After that, the e-books can be opened right from your book details panel:

FREE CLZ Cloud storage, for online backup, syncing and sharing

Book Collector comes with free cloud storage for your collection data, using our own CLZ Cloud service.
Use the CLZ Cloud to:
  • Always have an online backup of your book library.
  • Synchronize your library between devices, e.g. between your desktop computer and your iOS device.
  • Publish your book list online, to share it with friends and family.
    (this uses a free view-only version of our online software "Book Collector Connect").

Available add-ons:

Book Collector Connect

Upload your book library online, then add and edit books from anywhere using the online software.
Book Collector Connect

CLZ Books mobile app

Export your book library and wish list to your phone or tablet and always carry it with you.
Export your collection to iPhone, iPad or Android CLZ Books is available for iOS & Android.

CLZ Barry scanner app

Speed up your book cataloging with the CLZ Barry wireless barcode scanner app for iOS and Android.
Barcode Scanner for Android and iOS CLZ Barry is available for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) for US $7.99.

Here's what customers have to say about Book Collector:

Brilliant software
"Thank you so much. This is brilliant software. I added my entire book library last night, and the loan feature is perfect.
No more losing track of who has borrowed books."
Billy Woods (Australia)
Very friendly
"Thank you for creating the library software - very friendly and cheap!! "
Joy Pang (Singapore)
Served us so well
"We use this for a small community library. The program has served us so well for over 4 years. Our community loves it and it makes it so easy for us to keep track of the books that are borrowed and returned."
Roxane Bethour (USA)
Excellent service
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your most timely and helpful reply to my dilemma regarding splitting my library into 3 sections. I can't tell you how much I value your excellent service and going above and beyond 'The call of duty'."
Thomas Bennett (USA)
Completed my library
"So happy to have "completed" my library after many many months of work! Count: 3655!!! Now I can FIND things, and all my books are so much better organized. I'm just cleaning up now, trying to complete records and add editors and translators to the proper field, if I can figure that out! Just now playing with how to sort the columns so I can have a printed copy of the essentials by location. Thank you for helping me with what felt like an overwhelming project!"
Ann Hearn Tobolowsky (USA)
A dream come true
"Sending greetings and gratitude to you from the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Your creation is a dream come true for me! I have thousands of books to get cataloged and organized. I have been wanting to do this for years and you have made it so simple for me.
Thanks again for this incredible product! I hope this turns out to be as great as I think it is so I can create my dream library."
Karen Lipscomb (USA)
I love Barry!!
"I use Book Collector for a small private school library. I recently used Barry for the first time to enter a box of new books we got from a book fair. Oh my goodness, it was WONDERFUL - so easy and quick!!
I love Barry!!"
Martha Gaal (USA)
A real improvement on many levels
"I am also taking the opportunity to congratulate you all for the great product that Book Collector is. The new version is a real improvement on many levels.
I love the easy and comprehensive way I can manage my rapidly growing library of over 2,200 books. Without it I wonder how I could manage to have any control.
Keep up the good work."
Patrick Gossweiler (USA)
Simple to use
"Thank you for your software! It is simple to use with a pleasant interface while being functionally detailed. Soon when I have entered more titles and our database reaches a critical size, we will download a few iphone apps so my parents can view what they have while traveling.
The app capability made the difference in us choosing your software. Already a friend of my parents has asked me to catalog their books for them when I complete our library.
No doubt, I will use another license of your software to do that. "
Martin (United Arab Emirates)
Great tool
"Although I haven't yet had time to fully explore all of the features of the software, I have been greatly impressed with the features that I am already using, and overall I find the software very user-friendly and a great tool for managing a personal library.

It's the sort of thing I dreamed of having 20 years ago when I first started building my collection, and I have recommended it to several friends with large collections like my own.
The fact that you have people available to offer such excellent customer support makes me all the more impressed with your company"

Kelly M. Fiske (USA)
All together
"I LOVE my book collector. I can take my list with me every where I go.
I buy 20 to 30 books a month. My local library sales them for $.25 cents each. I was always calling home to see if I had it. And I buy kindle books online.
This keeps them all together."
Lisa Cox Williams (USA)
Serve my purpose, and more!
"You may or may not recall that I was in contact with you at the beginning of the year asking questions because I have inherited a large library of antique books and classic 'literary' literature in many languages and I was asking if Book Collector would be suitable.

Well, after careful consideration I have purchased the Mac version of Book Collector and even though I haven't had time to catalogue many books it does seem to serve my purpose, and more!
Last night I showed it to a friend who 'is in the know' about cataloguing systems, library databases etc and he was quite impressed with all the options and the user friendly set-up. "

Amalia Zimmermann (Spain)
Love Book Collector so much
"Hi Collectorz!
I would like to share The Yellow Library which is my home library that my husband and I designed (DIY). :)
I want to inspire booklovers everywhere to dedicate a special room for their books!
My book blog is named after it :). I love Book Collector so much that ive been recommending it to all my booklover friends and blogged about it"
Aimee Lorraine Keh-Lee (USA)
Very easy to use
"Busy catalogueing inherited library of over 1,000 books. Reached 711. Love your program. Very easy to use. Thanks for a great program."
Andre Bouwer (USA)
Saved me time and money
"Once again, the book collectorz mobile app has saved me time and money.
Me+ bargain book shelves at the book store + "wow can't believe I missed this book"= check to see if I have it in my library."
Veronica Andree (USA)
I am amazed!
"I am amazed! No matter what I need to do to enter old or new books in my library into Book Collector, your program has a way to do it. I am so impressed.
When I complete this project, I shall surely purchase Music Collector for my A/V and sheet music collection.
Thank you for easy-to-use, intuitive software. Your online searchable manuals are excellent."
Warren Rubin (USA)
Wonderful programme
"Being a librarian, I have been asked to start and am using you wonderful programme. Persuaded them to buy your programme and it works well! "
Sonia Worthington-Smith (USA)
1,285 books listed
"I have 1,285 books listed in my book library. The only way I can keep from buying books I have already read is taking my Ipod, which has the App, with me to the store and the local public library.
In fact I bought the Ipod because Collectorz had an App for it."
Richard Feese (USA)
The best
"I like the hard work you guys put in to build the best book collector's organizing set of tools that will enable me to do just that with all my books. I purchased all the tools but have yet to get it entirely functional because I have too many other things going on right now too. But with a little more time I will be set up.
I am anxious to discover just how large my personal collection is (my guess is about 2,000 books), to have it organized, an to enjoy the full functionality of it all. I will be happy to share before and after photos of my current mess versus my organized structure that is one of my primary projects now, including a new custom build home library with floor to ceiling bookcases in my office.
Thanks to all you folks in Amsterdam, Steve from Oklahoma City"
Steve Copeland (USA)
Great product
"I absolutely love the app and the program. I love the price even more.
I have always dreamed about creating a list of my extensive book collection (5,000 +), by inputting the ISBNs. However, all the products out there are ridiculously expensive or are not really Mac OSX compatible.
I love the fact that I can use my iPhone as the scanner and keep a list of my library in an accessible format. This is something I've been waiting since I started graduate school.

Congratulations on a great product."

Marcel Ponton (USA)
This software is amazing
"I was looking for some software that would help me to take my library and get it under control. A fellow Pastor told me that he used Book Collector on his PC and thought it amazing.
I purchased a copy on that recommendation and started to use it. I have to admit that at first it was confusing and a bit overwhelming and the instructions were not the best.
BUT, this product is fantastic. It does everything I wanted. It takes the ISBN number and looks up the book in the CLZ Book Database, it then downloads copy of the cover and all of the pertinent information as well as a summary of the book to your database.
You then input your library information as well as your own notes, annotations, plots, characters, key words, etc. It also asks you for the information of your purchase date, price, where you bought it, etc.
I also allows you to choose categories (and add your own) so that future searches can be done quickly and easily.
It also has a lending tool. You can loan a book to someone and mark that book as "lent out" and it will track the date you loaned it, to whom, where it is and if you want, remind you to seek the return of it after a period of time. Now I won't wonder what I did with a book.
It also allows you to track in your own library where you have the book, in other words, at home, in the office, at school, etc. So, if you take it elsewhere you can mark that and when you look for the book you at least know where you last took it.
BUT THE BEST FEATURE is the scanner tool that you can download for your iPhone or iPod touch. The CLZ Buddy scanner turns your iPhone into a scanner that will pick up the ISBN bar code off your books and automatically fill it into the add feature of the software on your computer. It will allow you to add multiple ISBN's to the que before you search the database. Then you touch "search" and it finds all the info and displays it. You then touch "Add" and all the books are added to your software. It is amazingly simple.
Finally, if you want you can get the mobile app for your iPad or iPhone or iPod touch and download your library database from your computer (via WiFi) to your other device. So, if you are at a meeting and want to reference one of your books, just look it up. If someone asks if you have a book, check whether you do. Or if you are out at Barnes and Noble and see a book but can't remember (happens to all of us) if you already own it, just pull out your iPhone or iPad and check to see if you already own it. No more double purchases.
Well, enough said. This software is amazing. I don't know how I ever got along without it.
Enjoy! It is worth the price."
Dan Curnutt (USA)
Excellent job
"Love this software. I have a library with several hundred books and was able to add a hundred in just a few minutes. There were a few were the ISBN and book did not match but over it did an excellent job."
Micheal R. Dickerson (USA) to the rescue
"How to catalogue your library ....
You may think that I joke about my tea library, collectable books and shelf-improvement library - I kid you not - and I cannot bear to part with a book.
So! to the rescue. It's terrific and they offer a scanner and app."
Jennifer Petersen (USA)
Great tools
"Spent most of the day working on building and filling bookcases with books for our "library" - enjoy using the software by - great tools to catalog books and movies!"
LauraLee Dooley (USA)
I seriously love this
"I am a recently disabled Army Medic. I have some cognitive problems involving memory among other things. The VA informed me that I should look for software to increase my organization and to combat the memory loss.

I discovered a trial of your program yesterday. Awesome!
I hope this tool will help me organize my books as well as I think it will. It's easy to navigate (important for me!), it's a good memory support tool (no more lists of where I put stuff) and it had a trial (kick the tires).

I seriously love this and am going to recommend it to me Doc at the VA mental health clinic. It really is great.
Thanks for building it!"

Ethan E. Harris (USA)
I am having a blast
"First, you should know I am a software engineer, having been in the business for nearly 30 years. I have coded more languages and environments than I care to remember! :-)

I must tell you that, when I saw the Web page advertising your Books collection database, I was enthusiastic. Here at last was what I needed to grapple with my 2,000 book library! I was not sure how well the software would work, but I took a chance and downloaded the premium version.

I cannot express adequately how literally overjoyed I am at using your software. It actually exceeds my professional expectations in every way. I found the tool intuitive to use, friendly, and IT WORKS!!!!! I am having a blast using it, and will unhesitatingly recommend it to all my friends.

Working, high-quality software is a rarity - as you must well know.
THANK YOU for deviating from the norm and producing such an exemplary product."

Jacques Caillault (USA)
An excellent product
"Before retiring I was involved in the development and distribution of several database applications internal to the company for which I worked. I want to congratulate the development team for producing this fine product.
I reviewed several other products online before purchasing this one and I am convinced I made the right choice. Ease of use and flexibility are two of its strongest points. The user can accept the default field values and definitions or customize for personal use.
As delivered, it is oriented toward a collection of fiction but it can be easily customized to include nonfiction or to configure for nonfiction only. The inclusion of the Library of Congress and Dewey decimal fields are particularly valuable in a nonfiction collection.
Data entry is easy. The user can key in field values manually or key in only the ISBN number and have the program automatically search for the remaining fields including a picture of the book cover. I have had only one question and got a prompt response by e-mail but the product is so intuitive that I solved my problem before getting an answer from customer support.

All in all an excellent product with a fair price."

Cass Moret (USA)
A pleasure to work with
"Since a couple of days I'm working with your Book-Collector Software. You have done a great work, to make this computer program.
Every day I take 25 books of my Collection and put them in the database. I have a collection about 1,200 books about karate, martial arts, spirituality and Asian philosophy.
It is a really pleasure to work with it and it is so easy to do!
Thank you very much.

The Dokan Karate Foundation, The Netherlands"
Andre Brockbernd (Netherlands)
Wonderful Software
" First let me say that I have over 2,000 books and almost 1,000 DVD's and as you can imagine it is extremely hard to keep track of everything. I was constantly buying seconds and even thirds of books and movies. I had tried my best to keep track of them by writing everything down, but inadvertently would miss some or not have the list with me when I purchased new items. Very frustrating and expensive.

I heard about your product for books on television and decided it would be worth a try to at least organize and store the information on my computer, so I purchased the Book Collector software and a CueCat scanner. I got to work and after four days had my complete library of books organized and on my computer.
I was truly surprized by how many extra copies I had (all that money wasted that could have been spent on books I didn't have). I was so impressed that I purchased the Movie Collector and in two days had all of my DVD's organized and on my computer.
I love the fact that on both programs there is the loan section so that when my family borrows movies or books I know who has them and can get them back. (And now they know its on my computer so they know I'm keeping up with it hahahaha).

I recently got the Book Collector update and can I tell you I LOVE IT. It was Wonderful!!!!! I was able to get book covers that had not been available before without having to scan the covers myself. Also I have about 300 E-Books that I wasn't able to show covers for that now I can. GREAT.
I also love the fact that I can link my E-Books to my Book Collector so that I can read them from the site if I choose. This was really helpful when my Nook crashed about a month ago and I was out of town working.
I also love the fact that it is easier to pull up individual authors and see their books even the anthologies where they might be second, third, or sixth author. Thank You So Much....
I just purchased the iPhone App for book collector and exported my books to my iPhone and it is a great tool. Already I have had friends asking me about books I have and I don't have to say that I'll check when I get home.
Again Thanks For The Wonderful Software, I can't wait to see what comes next."

Alanda Lemings (USA)
Well worth the money
"We have been using this program for about 6 years now. I just need to upgrade mine to the newer version. But…I can’t say enough good about it.
We actually broke down and for Christmas bought the “Books” scanner. Oh my goodness!!! I have the older version but it was awesome just picking up the book and scanning the barcode. LOL! I would then attach the scanner to my computer and download. I did only work on 2 shelves at a time in case we missed something it was easier to go back to the shelf and narrow it to the book.
We also have the movie collectorz and I have the photo program. Between the books my husband and both brought into our marriage and then starting homeschooling? I hear you…we have ummm…close to 6,000 books. We are actually working on turning the kids toy room into a library and using it as such for our little homeschool group.This has been great for tracking all of my homeschool curriculum!

I didn’t realize we had as many movies as we did until we started scanning. We still had walls of VHS when got the Collectorz program….We ended up 2000 videos/dvds. We have since gotten rid of alot of those…=)
This program is great. I have no connection to the company accept as a purchaser and someone who has used it and swears by it! I am a photographer on the side and love the photo program.

Yes…when a friend wants to “Borrow” a book…you can log it in. I sent a friend of mine (as a joke) a reminder that her books were coming due…LOL. I don’t worry about loaning a book out anymore and forgetting who I loaned it too. My friends all understand and agree…so they sign the card.

Anyway…I love it and it is well worth the money."

Ginger Mack Porter (USA)
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Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Book Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 100 books.
(Of course the full version has no limits.)

Buy Book Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

for Windows: Cobalt.9.7
release date: Jan 27, 2015
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.9.2
release date: Feb 26, 2015
what's new »

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