A comprehensive system to extend library access

open+ helps libraries evolve and remain relevant in today's world

Attract new users with expanded open hours
Increase use of your community space
Focus on staff flexibility and outreach
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Grow library usage and circulation
Work seamlessly with existing library solutions
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open+ by bibliotheca
open+ is a comprehensive solution that provides more convenient access for users, more flexibility for library staff and more opportunities for libraries to make an impact within their community.
A solution you can trust to provide
library access when it suits your users
With our open+ core solution, you can easily control building access, security and automation through one efficient central management hub. Seamlessly integrating with your existing ILS/LMS and library solutions, open+ allows libraries to easily configure open hours, monitor library activity, control PA announcements and more.
Transforming libraries to be more open
Whether your library is looking to evolve its service by complimenting core staffed hours with extended morning and evening access, seeking to open an innovative 24/7 self-service branch, or trying to navigate any existing budget cuts, open+ allows libraries to rethink how they can operate and extend access to its users.
Evolve your service to deliver more convenience
By increasing accessible hours, you can reach new users at more convenient times and your library space and collections become more valuable to your community. Flexibility within your physical space allows your library to provide outreach services that deliver additional impact and service.
Open the library on days and times more convenient for users
Many libraries are closed on Sundays, early in the morning or later in the evening. With the addition of open+, libraries can offer access to users consistently throughout the week. Whether users are visiting the library during open+ hours or core, staffed hours, they know that their library will be open at a consistent times daily that work for their busy schedules.
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Learn from libraries who have implemented open+ to extend access and expand hours​

Hamilton Public Library
With bibliotheca open+, the Hamilton (ON) Public Library provides rural library branch users with extended access to library buildings and resources. With control of building access, security and automation, rural users are supported by central resources, and gain greater access to valuable community resources.
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Gwinnett County Public Library
Gwinnett County Public Library in Georgia was the first North American library to use bibliotheca’s open+ solution to extend hours and increase library access. Find out how GCPL uses open+ to complement staffed hours and offer convenience and added value to its users.
Hennepin County Library
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open+ access:
  1. 61.5 hours each week, 24% more than average open hours
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Total circulation (average):
  1. 1,227 items per week, 202 items per day (or 20 items per hour)
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Open hours:
  1. Mon–Thurs: 7:30AM – 7PM
  2. Fri: 7:30AM – 6PM, Sat: 9AM – 2PM
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Ventura County Library
Ventura County's Hill Road Library opened to the public in the fall of 2017. Originally only budgeted to be open 24 hours per week, Hill Road is now open 60 hours each week with the help of open+. Ventura County Library is extending access, providing convenience for busy users and improving the overall library experience for self-service users.
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