Book Library Basic


This is the Basic version of Book Library, with limited functionality compared to the commercial Pro and Pro Shop versions. Those are available from the OS Shop.

In the [Book Library 1.5.x Pro Manuals] section you can find an article providing a full overview of all the differences in features between the Basic and Pro Edition:
Feature comparison between BookLibrary Free and Pro.

Joomla 1.5.x, PHP5 with SOAP, CURL, XSL and GD

Component Summary:

  • Full category and subcategory support
  • BookID for internal administration
  • Lend/Return management, with frontend lend request possibility
  • Possibility of frontend book reviews by users, reviews management in the backend
  • Built-in ebook support
  • Book information and covers retrieved from Amazon through ISBN or entered manually
  • Import and export options (CSV, XML, MySQL)
  • Remote files accessed through CURL for added security
  • English included, additonal language files can be downloaded from the website
  • Requires Joomla 1.5.x, PHP5 with CURL, XSL


Useful plugins and modules:


Released under the GNU/GPL.

Additional Language files:

Updated Language files for Book Library Free Edition are available for download in the Book Library Languages section. If you want to add a translation in your own language, you can find instructions on how to install additional languages in BookLibrary in the article How to add new languages to Book Library in the [Book Library 1.0.x Free Manuals] section.

Upgrade instructions
Please see the included README inside the package for upgrade instructions from previous versions. This can also be reached from the Administrator interface in the [About BookLibrary] section. In the [Book Library 1.0.x Free Manuals] section here on the website you can also find an article explaining how to upgrade and preserve all your existing Book Library data.


OrdaSoft team. March 2009.
Rob de Cleen (languages and XHTML validation).

Issues and remarks:
You can leave comments and suggestions for improvement in the Book Library Support Forums.

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