Use Cases

Library Website

Power your website with LibGuides CMS and enjoy the simple, easy-to-use design options

With an abundance of flexible web design and hosting options, LibGuides CMS is the ideal website-building platform. LibGuides CMS expands the functionality of LibGuides to give libraries a comprehensive, easy-to-use content management platform. Add LibWizard Forms, LibCal Event Calendars, and Hours Management for a complete website platform.
Web Design Made Easy

Effortless Website Building & Customization at Your Fingertips

Design & Style

Building a beautiful website is a breeze with unlimited templates and click & select style options. Control the look & feel at granular levels within your CMS system.

Groups Functionality

Organize and customize your content using LibGuides CMS Groups. Create an unlimited number of groups, each with its own look & feel, access rules, and dedicated homepage.

Full Content Management

Managing website content couldn't be easier with built-in reusability, a subscription database A-Z management tool, and publishing workflows.

Unlimited Templates

Create as many templates as needed and apply them to groups, or let users pick any one of the group-specific templates.

Search Engine Functionality

A custom search engine indexes all the content on your website every day, so you can rest easy knowing that any changes to the website will be reflected in the search index.

Springy Experts Available

Our Consulting Team can design and set up your website, update an existing site, provide custom training, and more!

Build and Maintain Your Website With LibGuides CMS

Does your current library website lack a mobile-friendly or accessible design? Do you wish you had the authority or HTML knowledge to make changes to your website without getting IT involved?
  • Your website will be accessible & mobile-friendly out of the box.
  • Control the look & feel for brand consistency without any HTML or CSS knowledge required.
  • LibGuides CMS offers one of the most affordable hosted CMS solutions available.
  • It's easy to build rich content-driven webpages with LibGuides CMS.
  • With our defined asset types, you can mix and match content seamlessly.
  • Various statistics reports provide detailed website usage information.

Further Enhance Your Website with LibWizard and LibCal Functionality

LibWizard Forms & Surveys Add Interactivity

LibWizard provides easy-to-build forms functionality that you can then embed into your webpages to solicit user feedback, create request-a-book forms, and more. You can also easily place LibWizard-created surveys on any section of your LibGuides-powered website.

Events, Library Hours, Interactive Maps, and more with LibCal

LibCal adds even more "wow" functionality to your website. Everything from automated hours management (including holidays and special hours) to event calendars - and even interactive library maps - can be an integral part of your website when you use LibCal and LibGuides together.

You'll Be In Good Company With Hundreds of Libraries of All Sizes

Hundreds of libraries around the world maintain a vibrant, patron-focused web presence using the Springshare platform. We're happy to share examples of libraries similar to yours - please email us at and we'll send examples.

We'd love to share more info, examples of real-world usage, and organize a demo for you and your colleagues.