cHQacademic Coming Soon
In summer 2024, we will extend our award-winning software to college and university libraries with a new product: cHQacademic.Contact us to learn more
Based on collectionHQ's proven technology that has been used in public libraries for more than 15 years, cHQacademic will deliver evidence-based action plans, so that librarians can manage collections efficiently and cost-effectively.
The world's leading collection performance improvement solution
collectionHQ from Baker & Taylor innovates the way public libraries select, manage and promote their collections. Uniquely, collectionHQ provides guidance on what action to take to improve the performance of your collection.Request a demo
Now used in more than 8,000 public library branches worldwide
collectionHQ manages more than 220 million items for public libraries in the United Kingdom, Ireland, U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.View our case studies
The only solution based on a proven methodology
collectionHQ is based on the powerful Evidence Based Stock Management - EBSM methodology which has been used in public libraries for over 21 years.Find out more
Benefits of using collectionHQ
Streamline collection management activities and make better use of staff time.
Make better selection decisions and free up your materials budget.
Enhance your community's library experience and increase circulation.
Here's what our customers say.
“We needed a tool to help us discover what is circulating well so that we can align our selection accordingly.”Katrina Sadler, Marin County Free Library
“collectionHQ has made a huge difference. Our collection is now on its way to be right sized and more relevant to the needs of our community.”The Ferguson Library, CT, U.S.A.
“Since April when we introduced the Scheduling Module I can see that Top Charts for Non-Fiction and Fiction have been run 193 times as opposed to 5 before we started scheduling tasks with collectionHQ.”Angus Council Libraries
collectionHQ helps us steadily improve our collection management practices. As a result of using collectionHQ, we are already seeing improvements in our collections. Additionally, it helps streamline the budgeting and transfer process, making it a more efficient and effective process for the library.Emily Braithwaite, Collections and Information Services Coordinator, Wyndham City Library Service, Australia
collectionHQ helps the Phoenix Library make the best use of our resources while saving staff time. The instant access to monthly collection use is an efficient and enlightening tool for understanding customer demand and changing use patterns.Rita Hamilton, City Librarian, Phoenix Public Library, AZ, United States
collectionHQ has proven to be an especially useful tool in supporting weeding projects at The New York Public Library. Neighborhood branch staff use the monthly reports to maintain their collections, address local need, build an audience for new content and identify collection development priorities.Miriam Tuliao, Assistant Director of Branch Collection Development, New York Public Library, NY, United States
With collectionHQ, we can confidently plan our collection management calendar well in advance, knowing that all our actions are based on an evidence-driven method that has one aim — to improve our collections.Jackie Howell, Collection Development Librarian, Dunedin Public Library, New Zealand
Cornwall Libraries has been using collectionHQ to manage stock since 2007. It is particularly useful in identifying non-issuing stock in self-service libraries, allowing us to transfer items to other branches and maximize the budget spend.Linda Moffatt, Stock Team Leader, Cornwall Council Libraries, United Kingdom
We had so many books that hadn’t checked out in years! In a small branch, our shelf space is so valuable that we can’t afford to have things that aren’t moving. This tool has been very helpful, I’ve been very pleased with it.Tina LaMark, Assistant Director – Technical Services, Allegheny County Library Association, PA, USA