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Home Library Software - catalog your book library

Automatically download book details and imagesLike author, title, publisher, genres, subjects & cover art.
Just search our huge online book database ... ... by ISBN or by author & title.

3 home library solutions - mobile app, web-app or desktop software:

Mobile apps for iOS & Android

The mobile solution :

  • Install on your phone or tablet.
  • Built-in barcode scanner.
  • All data stored on your device.
  • Optional cloud storage (free).
pricing
one-time - free app updates
CLZ Barry Barcode scanner app for iOS & Android

Scan barcodes with your phone or tablet

  • Use the camera of your phone or tablet as a wireless barcode scanner.
  • Instantly send the scanned barcodes to the desktop software (Connect or Collector).
pricing
FREE
Software for desktop computers

The "login & go" solution :

pricing
subscription - all updates included

The pro solution :

pricing
+ USD $24.95 / year for updates

Use the free CLZ Cloud service to:

  • Synchronize your book database between the desktop software, mobile apps and the Connect web-app.
  • View your list online and share it with friends and family.
  • Always have an online backup of your book database.

Latest software updates

Yours is an excellent program, which I use and have used extensively for both my academic and personal library for many years. I am currently researching the history of "The Poppy" and "The Tulip" in your regional history as part of a personal biography ( I passed many fields of both during a motorcycle-camping tour of the region in 1957 and remember both the flowers and the desolate appearance of Waterloo...beautiful flowers and memories). — Don Speer (USA) on July 19, 2018

Reviews from customers

February 02, 2018
Track my home library
An amazing way to track my home library for insurance purposes. — Brandon Michael Queen on CLZ Books
September 06, 2017
Very helpful
So far this application very helpful for my personal library, hope I can use for my church library. — Darius Mangamba on CLZ Books
June 17, 2017
Marvellous
I use this program for my home library and a Church library I manage - Marvellous! I give the parishioners the cloud link and they can check our collection at home. — Anne Meehan Hughes (Australia) on Book Collector
June 03, 2017
Wonderfully easy
I wanted something to keep track of my personal library. This is it! Beautiful too. — Reworded on CLZ Books
May 06, 2017
The perfect solution
Book Collector is the perfect solution for anyone who loves books. It’s extensive functions allow tracking of anything and everything about a book and how it is used, but not daunting if its only purpose is to manage a home library. The website is easy to use and the online manual is well-organized and clearly written.

As a blind computer user with Apple’s screen reader, I am always so grateful to find such a high degree of accessibility in a program like this. It is a blessing to be able to manage my home library without the need for much sighted help.

It is a credit to your programmers that the program is accessible. They obviously took care to meet the guidelines for its support. I suppose that not many blind folks care about books. My blindness came on in my 30s so I had a house full of treasures I wanted to recall, organize and pass along to my son. Audio books have kept me sane but there is nothing like a book in hand and turning a page. I fear before too long too few will be able to know that pleasure.

I have enjoyed working with you. Your communication skills are outstanding. I hope that whoever pays you recognizes the value in that .

If you are ever in the USA and near North Carolina, Do let me know. I would like to thank you in person and buy you dinner for all this effort on my behalf. Truly. — Leslie Stephens (USA) on Book Collector

March 10, 2017
This is a great APP!
Easy to use. Great for cataloging your personal library. — Starguardian2000 on CLZ Books
December 10, 2016
Love this APP!
We have found this program to be so helpful to catalog our book collection. The app is a great addition to the software. I am able to add books when I am away from my computer and sync it when I am able. It also helps me to keep from buying a book I already own when I'm out book buying. This has saved me money. The other thing I have used it for is to check where in my home library a book is supposed to be when we can't find it. The pictures are so helpful. I can enter the books on the software the way they are positioned on our shelves and then scroll through the pictures on the app on my iPad to see what shelf the book we're looking for is and what books it is in between. This has saved us so much time. — HeritageCA on CLZ Books
July 02, 2016
Having a blast
I bought Book Collector Pro Edition for my Mac and so far, it has been a godsend to someone like me who has about 3,000 books in my personal library. I also purchased a CLZ Barry to conveniently scan the books and add them to my collection. I’m getting more and more familiar with navigating the Book Collector and I'm having a blast with it! — Joy Masler (USA) on Book Collector
June 13, 2016
Excellent App
Really easy to use and a great way to be able to create a Database for your personal library. — chrisalavery on CLZ Books
May 31, 2016
Perfect app
Have used it to manage our personal library of 3000 hardcovers. — Michael Hayes on CLZ Books
April 19, 2016
Delightful program
Thank you for your speedy responses with answers to my questions. As you explained, my scanner works fine with your software and is making logging my books seem almost magical. My daughter introduced me to your software a couple years ago, but I was slow in getting started – shame on me!
One reason your software is such a gift to me is that about 11 years ago while logging information on about 1500 books on index cards and on my computer, a flood hit our area and our home was affected. I lost about 700 books to the flood and never went back to update my personal library. Since that loss, I’ve purchased many more books to add to those remaining – and inadvertently bought some of them more than once, hence my need for better organization of my books – and with your software I’m quickly updating my records.
Within a short period of time I used my scanner to log nearly 400 books and have asked my granddaughter to come and help me with the rest of the project in a few weeks after she graduates from high school and before she heads off to college. We look forward to working on this project together. What a treat it is to watch those books jump onto the screen with all pertinent information, just by using a scanner and making a few clicks on my keyboard to save what popped up.
I was pleasantly surprised when seeing more book and author details than I was aware of, too – including links for information on Wiki... The list is great and has such a great user-friendly sorter by title or author. When browsing around and clicking on the Images tab and seeing the books lined up on book shelves, I actually leaned back and laughed with surprising joy. Clicking on the Cards tab showed me the little cards complete with each book’s information, and I was amazed.
I’ll highly recommend your software to others and want to thank you so much for this delightful program. — Debra Ice (USA) on Book Collector
February 25, 2016
Excellent app
I have been using CLZ Books for 3 years now (on my desktop and more recently on my iPad and iPhone), and it is outstanding for keeping track of my personal library, history of purchases and reading log, and my ratings as well. Totally recommend. — Gaucho_97 on CLZ Books
November 27, 2012
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) on Book Collector

September 07, 2012
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) on Book Collector
June 08, 2012
I'm in heaven!
I have been using Bookcollector on my PC for years and am VERY satisfied with both how user friendly it is and how customizable it is. Plus it just keeps gettting better and better!
At first the little app for my iPhone seemed rudimentary (unless I was missing something?) but now it has all the details and the App for my new iPad 3 with retina display and the cover images just blows me away!
I LOVE my personal library of over 3,500 books and now if I am talking to someone about a book I have that they might like I can just whip out my iPhone or IPad and show it to them. What fun! Bookcollector Helps me actually find and use my books. — CreativeCompass on CLZ Books
February 29, 2012
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) on Book Collector
November 17, 2011
Great App!
For book lovers like myself, this is a great app for those that did buy as well their PC/ Mac software, which by the way is awsome ( they make it clear that this app does not work on a standalone basis, you have to have their software on your computer).
Perfect catalog for your personal library. — Gaucho_97 on CLZ Books
February 16, 2009
So intuitive
Book Collector is an amazing program.

It is so intuitive that my 7-year-old has taken on the task of scanning in our books for our new home library. She has successfully scanned in over a hundred books this weekend and could even manually search for older books with ISBNs successfully using your interface.

Granted, she is a very bright 7 year old, but your interface and database makes it possible for her to be our chief librarian.

It is absolutely amazing what you have done with this program! — Josephine LeBeau on Book Collector

July 01, 2008
Just scan and load!
I manage an extensive home library and now a small used bookstore in a consignment shop in my small hometown. Many of the books in my store are exchanged and borrowed, sold and repurchased.

I really love my Collectorz program, especially when I get in new books, just scan and load! — Eve Brackenbury on Book Collector

May 18, 2007
5,000 books
I am currently using Book Collector 4.8 and so far it is winning hands down over the other book inventory software that I have been evaluating. I currently have approximately 5,000 books in my personal library. — Karla Marciszewski on Book Collector
May 07, 2007
Versatility and ease of use
We LOVE book Collector. When we first purchased book collector (for our old computer) we did a lot of research, looking at a wide range of products out there today. We tested out a handful of them, and Book Collector was the one that best fit our needs.

We have a relatively small personal library of about 1,200 books. Book Collector was an affordable way to do the most with our books. We love it's versatility and ease of use. In the time that we've had Book Collector, I don't think we've had any complaints. It has been a great product.

I've always felt like I was getting away with something when it comes to Book Collector. We've never had problems with it, it's never crashed, we've never lost data, and it doesn't freeze up. — Christopher and Sarah Urban on Book Collector

January 11, 2007
User friendly software
I'm currently a student at The Citadel who is an avid reader. I had no way of cataloging my personal library before, but thanks to this user friendly software I will never buy the same book twice again. Thank you once more. — Aaron Shaw on Book Collector
December 09, 2006
I love the software
I love the software---I have over 1,000 books in my home library and would never keep them straight without Book Collector---high recommend it!
Now I can enjoy the Music Collector and will put it to good use as my CD collection is also growing and getting more difficult to organize. Thanks again for your prompt attention and for the software! — Brenda Ough on Book Collector
May 22, 2003
So user friendly
My son bought this program for me using his credit card and I am thrilled to death with it. 25 years of adding to my home library has resulted in my having to move twice to larger houses (this is true).

It will take me many weeks to enter all volumes, but I am having great fun doing it. I had seen other programs in book stores in San Francisco, but never one that was so user friendly and comprehensive. I love it! — Lyn Guin on Book Collector

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