Librista 4+

Book Systems, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 36 Ratings
    • Free



If your library uses Atriuum as its cataloging software, you can download Librista - the companion app for patrons. With Librista, you can search the library’s online catalog and view your items out, renew and reserve items, create book lists, and more.

To begin, use the Library Locator to find your Atriuum library by location or searching. To log on, enter the same credentials you normally use to access your library’s account. Based on your library’s policies, you may be able to register for a new account.

Librista features:
- View trending and newly added items.
- Access eBooks if your library partners with other providers.
- Place holds on books, DVDs, etc.
- Watch subjects, authors, or series to be notified if your library acquires new items.
- Save items and categorize them in book lists, such as Favorites, To Be Read, etc.
- Find out about community groups/events if your library posts this information.
- View account information, including items out, fines, etc.
- Set preferences for when you receive alerts (based on your library’s notification policies).
- Scan ISBNs to see if your library has a specific book before you purchase it.
- Switch between different catalogs if you sometimes visit other libraries in your area.

What’s New

Version 2.3.7

With 2.3.7, Librista provides a more stable experience to patrons. Recent bug fixes address lost reading history and server/loading issues. New features include the ability to apply for library cards online (if your library allows it) and the savings widget (view your community’s annual savings from borrowing rather than purchasing items).

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

TiltonWitch ,

Generally works fine

When it works it works fine. Was having an issue where it would tell me I had nothing checked out when I actually had a variety of different media checked out with different due dates. Now it appears to be working again. It works off and on. When it is working it is very helpful

Dcamonkeys ,

A new issue has cropped up

I updated the app and while the look has improved, the functionality has rendered it almost useless. Every time I try to click on book details, I get stuck in an endless loading loop. Right now all I seem to be able to do is search for items and see if they’re available or not. I can reserve an item, but canceling them requires going to the dashboard and canceling them all. I don’t have items checked out right now so have no idea how renewing them might go. Update: The above issues did get better, although now I have no idea if they were all resolved or I just learned to deal with them. I have cards for two local libraries. Somehow I got logged out of Librista while accessing my secondary library and when I tried switching libraries, I was unable to do so as the app started trying to use location services to bring up the list of local libraries (another change I dislike-I only need the two I have credentials for.) I also was unsure what my login was—was it a separate login, or did I use my library credentials? I foolishly deleted the app and reinstalled it, and now I can’t log in at all, as it is perpetually stuck on the location screen. Edit again: I managed to get logged in, but have to log in every time I open the app—I much preferred it when I stayed logged in to the two libraries that I have cards for. I haven’t activated the location services for fear that they haven’t improved, so I have to search every time I use the app.

westclan50 ,

Used to work great

I have used this app from my library for many years. All of a sudden it is not showing my history except for the year 2030. Don’t bother calling the support number because it isn’t for normal people. You have to ask your library for them to put in a trouble ticket. Good luck with that. Most of the people who work at my library did not even know that had it. So at this point I’m removing the app. Then will try to redownload it. Since there is no update option.
While using the app no way to see the version number. Grrr

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback! We logged an enhancement request to make the version visible, and we will look into the history issue. If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can always email us at

App Privacy

The developer, Book Systems, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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