Easy-yet-powerful, Surpass Cloud is your complete library management solution.

    Smoothly automate day-to-day functions from
    anywhere, anytime with Surpass Cloud.

    Utilize customizable interfaces and give your patrons the power to search inventory, place holds, read reviews, and more within your OPAC. Surpass Cloud provides you with modern, efficient management tools, making day-to-day functions flow easily.

    CONGREGATIONAL

    $50/month

    Billed Anually

    10,000 volumes

    1,000 patrons

    Includes features most used by congregational libraries

    Exclusively for congregational libraries such as churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues

    Easy Resource Cataloging

    Quick Add Resources by ISBN

    Quick Add Resources by Title/Author

    Patron Management

    Circulation

    Due Date Calculation

    Public Catalog (OPAC)

    Self-Check

    Rating and Patron-Written Reviews

    Copy Cataloging z39.50 Source Selection

    Import Resource (MARC) Records

    Physical Inventory Features

    Resource Reports

    Patron Notes

    Patron Family Features

    Patron Reports

    Patron Notices

    Circulation Reports

    Holds

    Track In-Library Usage

    Lost & Found Tracking

    Custom Patron Types

    Custom Patron Fields

    Final Due Dates

    SMALL

    $70/month

    Billed Anually

    10,000 volumes

    1,000 patrons

    Full-featured

    Easy Resource Cataloging

    Quick Add Resources by ISBN

    Quick Add Resources by Title/Author

    Patron Management

    Circulation

    Due Date Calculation

    Public Catalog (OPAC)

    Self-Check

    Ratings and Patron-Written Reviews

    Copy Cataloging z39.50 Source Selection

    Import Resource (MARC) Records

    Physical Inventory Features

    Resource Reports

    Patron Notes

    Patron Family Features

    Patron Reports

    Patron Notices

    Circulation Reports

    Holds

    Track In-Library Usage

    Lost & Found Tracking

    Custom Patron Types

    Custom Patron Fields

    Final Due Dates

    Custom Resource Reports

    Custom Patron Reports

    Custom Resource Templates

    Custom MARC Fields

    Charge Fines for Late and Lost Resources

    Resource Condition Classifications

    Resource Damage Classifications

    Export Resource Records

    Export Patron Records

    Lexile Features

    Accelerated Reader Features

    Reading Counts Features

    Fountas & Pinnell Features

    Optional Reading Program Service

    Time-Specific Loan Periods

    Resource Collections

    Customization of Resource Search Results Lists

    OPAC Search by MARC Field

    OPAC Search by Barcode

    OPAC Search by Call Number

    OPAC Search by Lexile

    OPAC Search by Accelerated Reader

    OPAC Search by Reading Counts

    OPAC Search by Fountas & Pinnell

    OPAC Boolean Search

    LARGE

    $100/month

    Billed Annually
    Contact us for special K-12 school pricing

    10,000 volumes

    1,000 patrons

    Full-featured

    Easy Resource Cataloging

    Quick Add Resources by ISBN

    Quick Add Resources by Title/Author

    Patron Management

    Circulation

    Due Date Calculation

    Public Catalog (OPAC)

    Self-Check

    Ratings and Patron-Written Reviews

    Copy Cataloging z39.50 Source Selection

    Import Resource (MARC) Records

    Physical Inventory Features

    Resource Reports

    Patron Notes

    Patron Family Features

    Patron Reports

    Patron Notices

    Circulation Reports

    Holds

    Track In-Library Usage

    Lost & Found Tracking

    Custom Patron Types

    Custom Patron Fields

    Final Due Dates

    Custom Resource Reports

    Custom Patron Reports

    Custom Resource Templates

    Custom MARC Fields

    Charge Fines for Late and Lost Resources

    Resource Condition Classifications

    Resource Damage Classifications

    Export Resource Records

    Export Patron Records

    Lexile Features

    Accelerated Reader Features

    Reading Counts Features

    Fountas & Pinnell Features

    Optional Reading Program Service

    Time-Specific Loan Periods

    Resource Collections

    Customization of Resource Search Results Lists

    OPAC Search by MARC Field

    OPAC Search by Barcode

    OPAC Search by Call Number

    OPAC Search by Lexile

    OPAC Search by Accelerated Reader

    OPAC Search by Reading Counts

    OPAC Search by Fountas & Pinnell

    OPAC Boolean Search

    DISTRICT

    $110/month

    Per Location, Billed Annually
    Contact us for special K-12 school pricing

    100,000 volumes per location

    5,000 patrons per location

    Multi Location

    Full-featured

    Easy Resource Cataloging

    Quick Add Resources by ISBN

    Quick Add Resources by Title/Author

    Patron Management

    Circulation

    Due Date Calculation

    Public Catalog (OPAC)

    Self-Check

    Ratings and Patron-Written Reviews

    Copy Cataloging z39.50 Source Selection

    Import Resource (MARC) Records

    Physical Inventory Features

    Resource Reports

    Patron Notes

    Patron Family Features

    Patron Reports

    Patron Notices

    Circulation Reports

    Holds

    Track In-Library Usage

    Lost & Found Tracking

    Custom Patron Types

    Custom Patron Fields

    Final Due Dates

    Custom Resource Reports

    Custom Patron Reports

    Custom Resource Templates

    Custom MARC Fields

    Charge Fines for Late and Lost Resources

    Resource Condition Classifications

    Resource Damage Classifications

    Export Resource Records

    Export Patron Records

    Lexile Features

    Accelerated Reader Features

    Reading Counts Features

    Fountas & Pinnell Features

    Optional Reading Program Service

    Time-Specific Loan Periods

    Resource Collections

    Customization of Resource Search Results Lists

    OPAC Search by MARC Field

    OPAC Search by Barcode

    OPAC Search by Call Number

    OPAC Search by Lexile

    OPAC Search by Accelerated Reader

    OPAC Search by Reading Counts

    OPAC Search by Fountas & Pinnell

    OPAC Boolean Search

    PREMIER

    $175/month

    Per Location, Billed Anually

    Unlimited volumes per location

    Unlimited patrons per location

    Multi-Location

    Full-featured

    Easy Resource Cataloging

    Quick Add Resources by ISBN

    Quick Add Resources by Title/Author

    Patron Management

    Circulation

    Due Date Calculation

    Public Catalog (OPAC)

    Self-Check

    Ratings and Patron-Written Reviews

    Copy Cataloging z39.50 Source Selection

    Import Resource (MARC) Records

    Physical Inventory Features

    Resource Reports

    Patron Notes

    Patron Family Features

    Patron Notices

    Circulation Reports

    Holds

    Track In-Library Usage

    Lost & Found Tracking

    Custom Patron Types

    Custom Patron Fields

    Final Due Dates

    Custom Resource Reports

    Custom Patron Reports

    Custom Resource Templates

    Custom MARC Fields

    Charge Fines for Late and Lost Resources

    Resource Condition Classifications

    Resource Damage Classifications

    Export Resource Records

    Circulation Reports

    Export Patron Records

    Lexile Features

    Accelerated Reader Features

    Reading Counts Features

    Fountas & Pinnell Features

    Optional Reading Program Service

    Time-Specific Loan Periods

    Resource Collections

    Customization of Resource Search Results Lists

    OPAC Search by MARC Field

    OPAC Search by Barcode

    OPAC Search by Call Number

    OPAC Search by Lexile

    OPAC Search by Accelerated Reader

    OPAC Search by Reading Counts

    OPAC Search by Fountas & Pinnell

    OPAC Boolean Search

    Already using Surpass for Windows? Seamlessly transition your library to Surpass Cloud within one business day.
    Let us make the move for you.

    Give your patrons the best interface and capabilities available.

    Customize your very own OPAC to reflect your library and patrons. Utilize widgets to create an easy to use, immersive experience, provide detailed book reviews, enhanced search options, and even eBooks.

    Take a look at how different types of libraries have customized their Surpass Cloud catalogs for their patrons.

    Get help, learn, and succeed.

    Our service professionals, extensive knowledge base, webinars, and videos provide the support you need for successful library automation. With over 35 years of industry experience, we’re always ready to lend a hand.

    Not ready for the cloud? We have another option.

    If your organization requires a locally installed program, we offer Surpass for Windows.

    Learn More

    Enhanced Content

    Extend and enhance your catalog with content from over 10 million titles. Insert book jacket images, include summaries, annotations, excerpts, table of contents, author notes, and reviews. Let patrons know which books are part of a series and add video and music related to their selections.

    Awards & Honors

    Automatically update your catalog when literary medal winners are announced. Configure your settings to only show the awards you want within book details.

    Reading Program Service

    Automatically update MARC records with reading levels for The Lexile Framework, Accelerated Reader, and Scholastic Reading Counts. Patrons can filter OPAC searches by reading level, point value, or quiz availability. Educators can use Lexile values to find resources for an individual or group of students.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the system requirements for Surpass Cloud?

    Surpass Cloud can be used on most devices with modern web browsers. We support Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

    Will Surpass Cloud work on a Mac?

    Absolutely! As a cloud application, Surpass Cloud is designed to be used on many kinds of devices, including Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and even mobile devices.

    Does Surpass Cloud work on Chromebooks?

    Yes! You can use Surpass Cloud on most devices that have a modern web browser.

    Does Surpass Cloud have eBook Support?

    Yes! Surpass Cloud has support for eBooks from OverDrive, MackinVIA, Baker & Taylor Axis 360, and others. With records provided by your eBook vendor, your patrons have one place to discover all of your library’s resources, including eBooks, and can link directly to eBook content.

    Does Surpass Cloud automatically send overdue notices?

    Yes! You can set reminders and overdue notices to be sent by email automatically based your schedule. You can even have two different levels of reminders to go out based on the number of days before the due date, and three different overdue notices based on the number of days overdue. For patrons for which you don’t have email addresses, Surpass Cloud automatically schedules PDF documents of notices, which you can print and deliver whenever you like.

    Will I be able to use Surpass Cloud on more than one computer?

    Yes! Surpass Cloud is designed to be used by multiple users at the same time. No additional “per seat” fees are required.

    How much does Surpass Cloud cost?

    Surpass Cloud is available in six different subscription plans. See the Product page for more information on each plan. The most popular plans are:

    Congregational – For church, temple and other congregational libraries with up to 10,000 volumes and 1,000 patrons. $50/month, billed annually.

    Small Library – Full-featured system for libraries with up to 5,000 volumes and 1,000 patrons. $70/month, billed annually.

    Large Library – Full-featured system for libraries with up to 100,000 volumes and 5,000 patrons. $100/month, billed annually. Contact us for special pricing for K-12 schools.

    Additional options are available for Enhanced Content, which adds editorial reviews, tables of contents, excerpts, books-in-series information, awards and honors, and other enhancements for your public-facing library catalog; and Reading Program Service, which adds information from Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts, and Lexile.

    Our library management advisors will help you customize a package that best suits the needs and budget of your library. Please reach out to us!

    Can I purchase the Congregational plan for the school run by my church?

    Surpass Cloud Congregational is only for church, temple, and other congregational libraries. It is not church-school libraries. If the library serves a congregation, then you can purchase Surpass Cloud Congregational. If the library serves both the place of worship and the school, then you will need to purchase one of the other plans.

    How long does it take to get Surpass Cloud up and running?

    Your Surpass Cloud site is usually available on the same day purchased, often within an hour.

    What kind of training is available after we purchase?

    Help is always just a click away in Surpass Cloud, where you have access to our extensive (and easy to read) users guide. Customized live webinars can be purchased.

    Can I import my students/patrons from a SIS or existing patron database?

    In most cases, yes. We can create a custom patron import template for you that you can use to import patron information from other systems. There is a modest one-time fee for this.

     

    Will I be able to keep my existing barcodes?

    Most barcodes generated by an existing library automation program will probably be compatible. Contact the sales office for instructions on how to use the demo to test the compatibility of the existing barcodes.

    Can I import my current records?

    Surpass is a MARC based system and can only import MARC records. If you can export your current records in MARC format, they will probably import into Surpass with few problems. You may be able to export/import these records yourself, or we can do this for you for a fee. If your records are in Excel, we can probably do a materials conversion and convert them into MARC format for import. Unless there is extra record manipulation to do be done, the basic conversion charges begin at $350. Contact our sales office for details.