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

Easy-to-use features designed
to save you time, no matter your experience.

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. Meanwhile, assist your librarian with modern, efficient management tools making day-to-functions flow easily.

 
  • Volumes per Location
  • Patrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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

  • UnlimitedVolumes per Location
  • UnlimitedPatrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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
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District

  • 100,000Volumes per Location
  • 5,000Patrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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
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Large

  • 100,000Volumes per Location
  • 5,000Patrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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
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Small

  • 5,000Volumes per Location
  • 1,000Patrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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
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Congregational

  • 10,000Volumes per Location
  • 1,000Patrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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
Request Demo

Basic

  • 2,500Volumes per Location
  • 100Patrons per Location
  • Multi-Location
  • 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
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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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. $500/year.

Small Library – Full-featured system for libraries with up to 5,000 volumes and 1,000 patrons. $700/year.

Large Library – Full-featured system for libraries with up to 100,000 volumes and 5,000 patrons. $1100/year. Contact us for special pricing for 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 specialists will help you customize a package that best suits the needs and budget of your library. Please reach out to us!

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.

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

After purchasing, you will receive a client ID/password for the Surpass Support site where you will find links to various training materials such as short videos, and webinars that are approximately an hour long. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more on how Surpass can help you.


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