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Best Classroom Library Apps

The great thing about books? You can never get enough of them. But if you find your book collection becoming unmanageable, there are plenty of classroom library apps to help you get it under control. Take stock of the book on your increasingly crowded shelves with these top-rated classroom library apps for iOS and Android. Then you can carry your personal library right in your pocket for easy reference.

Here, let us have a look at the best classroom library apps that allows educators to inventory and maintain their classroom library books.

BookBuddy: Library Manager

( iPhone, iPad )

BookBuddy is a powerful book management app that gives you access to your entire book catalog, anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy, allowing you to quickly find any book in your library, share your favorite books, and keep track of borrowed and lent books. Customization features of the app include being able to use tags for books, manage them in a series, sort them by specific fields, name your own categories for organizational purposes, mark books as favorites, create a Wish List, and add notes to books. All of your information is backed-up to the cloud or Dropbox so you know it's safe and secure. 


Libib

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Libib is a free classroom library app that you can use to scan and catalog your books. With pro version, you’ll be able to register up to 5,000 items within up to 100 different libraries, or groupings of stuff. Once you have your book collection scanned—or at least a few—you can easily view your collection on Libib’s website or app. It is a great app for amateur librarians.



Goodreads

( Android )

GoodReads is less about checking out books and more about sharing recommendations and lists from your classroom library. Make sure that your student can use GoodReads according to website usage guidelines in your district since it is web-based and has a social media component. Upload your inventory, review books, and share them with students, parents, and colleagues!



Booksource

( iPhone, iPad )

Booksource’s classroom organizer is the favorite amongst teachers at all levels. Classroom Booksource is extremely beneficial in helping you to organize your classroom library. Books can be organized by reading level and easily scanned to inventory.  Classroom Booksource provides reports that allow you to see things such as the book distribution by reading level or the percentage of nonfiction versus fiction books in your library. 


This is another stellar cataloguing app that helps you compile an easily searchable list of books you own. If you're searching for a particular book, no problem because you can use the search tool to search by publisher, author, or title.