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OpenBiblio is an open source Integrated Library System. The software is popular with small and rural libraries worldwide due to its simplicity, extensive language support, and good documentation.

Miri Infotech is launching a product which will configure and publish OpenBiblio, an open source Library System which is embedded pre-configured tool with LAMP and ready-to-launch AMI on Amazon EC2 that contains OpenBiblio, Apache, MySQL, Linux, PHP (LAMP).

OpenBiblio contains modules for OPAC, circulation, cataloguing, administration and reporting from the database. The system is tailor-made for libraries and institutions with financial, technical and organisational restrictions to implement other open source software such as KOHA and Evergreen.

User interaction features include:
  • Circulation: for staff to check items in and out to patrons, and to add new patrons.
  • Cataloguing: for staff to create, modify, or delete bibliographic records, including uploading of MARC and MARCXML records
  • Online public access catalog (OPAC): a public catalog for patrons to find books
  • Administration: Configuration and management of the system, including library, staff, material, fines, and website settings.
  • Reports: Retrieve and format information from the database, including overdue letters and statistical models for the use of the library's materials. OpenBiblio uses a special syntax called RPT for its reports, so that users do not have to learn PHP to create these reports.


OpenBiblio live cast:

You can subscribe OpenBiblio to an AWS Marketplace product and launch an instance from the nucleuscms product's AMI using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard.

To launch an instance from the AWS Marketplace using the launch wizard
  • Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/
  • From the Amazon EC2 dashboard, choose Launch Instance.
    On the Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) page, choose the AWS Marketplace category on the left. Find a suitable AMI by browsing the categories, or using the search functionality. Choose Select to choose your product.
  • A dialog displays an overview of the product you've selected. You can view the pricing information, as well as any other information that the vendor has provided. When you're ready, choose Continue.
  • On the Choose an Instance Type page, select the hardware configuration and size of the instance to launch. When you're done, choose Next: Configure Instance Details.
  • On the next pages of the wizard, you can configure your instance, add storage, and add tags. For more information about the different options you can configure, see Launching an Instance. Choose Next until you reach the Configure Security Group page.
  • The wizard creates a new security group according to the vendor's specifications for the product. The security group may include rules that allow all IP addresses ( access on SSH (port 22) on Linux or RDP (port 3389) on Windows. We recommend that you adjust these rules to allow only a specific address or range of addresses to access your instance over those ports.
  • When you are ready, choose Review and Launch.
  • On the Review Instance Launch page, check the details of the AMI from which you're about to launch the instance, as well as the other configuration details you set up in the wizard. When you're ready, choose Launch to select or create a key pair, and launch your instance.
  • Depending on the product you've subscribed to, the instance may take a few minutes or more to launch. You are first subscribed to the product before your instance can launch. If there are any problems with your credit card details, you will be asked to update your account details. When the launch confirmation page displays


OpenBiblio is a simple to use web based library automation system, written in PHP and designed for small libraries with resources of less than 50,000 volumes.


OpenBiBlio can run on both Linux and Windows based environments, and requires the installation of Apache and MySQL. Simple guidelines, created by Tigran Zargaryan, to install OpenBiblio in a Windows environment are available online. OpenBiblio is based on MARC21 metadata format.


  • Barcode number must be all alphabetic and/or numeric characters: a-zA-Z0-9 Though many barcode symbologies (type of barcodes) can encode special characters, OpenBiblio does not allow non alphanumeric characters like - $ % SPACE . / +
  • After submitting, alphabetical characters are converted to lowercase.
  • Maximum length of a barcode is 20 characters.

Usage / Deployment Instruction

Open the URL: http://<instance ip address>

IP address of the running EC2 instance.

Step 1: Select language

System Configuration

Step 2: Database Information

Open page database_constants.php and set

User: miriopenbiblio

Password : <instanceID>

Database Name : miriopenbibliodb

Host: localhost

Step 3: Open page Query.php from classes folder and change it on line number ‘36’

User: miriopenbiblio

Password : <instanceID>

Database Name : miriopenbibliodb

SSH using root user is disabled. ec2-user is the sudo user with root privileges with access using the key pair created during launching the instance.

MYSQL can be accessed only with SSH

MYSQL User : root

Password : <instanceID>

Note : You are not supposed to change it.

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