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The Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS) creates high-quality, consistent catalogue records for school libraries. With quick and easy download, SCIS makes cataloguing simple.

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Search the SCIS catalogue for print books, ebooks, audio books, websites, apps, digital videos and more.



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Digital collections

Enhance the size of your collection with access to thousands of catalogue records for digital content.

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Latest news

End of an era for Issues in Society

Thu, 18 Aug 2022

In this SCIS blog article, Justin Healey reflects on editing and publishing the Issues in Society Series over the last few decades, after recently announcing the impending closure of The Spinney Press.


The need for diverse book collections

Thu, 18 Aug 2022

Helen Caple and Ping Tian explore how to approach bringing more diversity in to your library's book collection in our latest issue of Connections.

They cover categories of diverse picture books, criteria for assessing diversity and provide helpful suggestions of resources you can use when developing your collection.

Professional learning Term 3 special offer!

Tue, 14 Nov 2023

SCIS provides quality professional learning for school library staff through webinars, in-person workshops and on-demand 15-minute video tutorials. This term, when you purchase any professional learning session or 15-minute tutorial, you'll get an invite to a special SCIS Q&A session on 7 September.

At this session you'll be able to ask our cataloguing experts questions that will help you consolidate the skills you've learned from SCIS. See our professional learning page for detail on upcoming sessions.

SCIS services are important in ensuring efficiency and quality in our cataloguing processes. SCIS provides an authority set that is school-catalogue appropriate and meets our curricula needs. The Dewey classification is thorough and systematic. I unreservedly recommend SCIS to library professionals.

Robert George
Head of Libraries
The Alice Smith School, Malaysia
SCIS is great. It’s really, really helped my cataloguing. It has such a high hit rate, especially as SCIS has got so many English schools now. I would say the hit rate is about 98%. The ability to enter a book that SCIS doesn’t have a catalogue record for, and to ask for it to be done for you is just great. I love that.

Caroline Roche
Eltham College, UK
SCIS is an essential pillar within the school library community. Through the provision of accurate and comprehensive catalogue records, as well as their strong role in advocacy and professional learning, SCIS plays an active and vital role. I recommend their high-quality and timely services to any school library.

Kay Oddone
Teacher Librarian
Queensland, Australia

Library management systems

SCIS works with providers of library management systems to ensure the most efficient delivery of SCIS products and services. Subject to agreement, library system vendors are offered complimentary access to SCIS products for the purposes of development, testing and demonstration.

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University and TAFE educators

SCIS supports university and TAFE educators in training and developing future librarians with essential cataloguing skills. Subject to agreement, lecturers of librarianship courses are offered complimentary access to SCIS for their students to use as part of their studies.

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Publishers and content providers

SCIS works closely with a number of publishers, distributors and suppliers. By arranging for new, high demand titles to be catalogued in the SCIS database, publishers have an additional avenue for reaching their market and customers have a consistent resource management solution.

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