Our Story

Library Impact,
Research Outcomes,
Student Engagement

At Ex Libris, we believe in the value of education and research. Our mission is to allow academic institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. With better tools, our customers achieve their goals and further academic initiatives.

The Ex Libris Difference

7000+

institutions using Ex Libris Cloud

90+

installed in more than 90 countries

5

data
centers

65M

65 million API calls monthly through the Ex Libris Cloud platform

The Ex Libris Value for You

Serve

librarians, researchers,
students, and instructors

Strengthen

libraries’ strategic role in
academic activity

Increase

student engagement and
success through
personalized innovative services

Support

research through unified
workflows and a wealth of
scholarly content

Drive

decision-making for libraries
and research with
meaningful analytics

Maximize

value of library collections
and services

Our History

2017
Data Center established in Canada
Alma reaches 1,000 institutions
Launch of Esploro
Refworks and Pivot join the Ex Libris portfolio
2016
Summon, 360, and Intota join the Ex Libris portfolio
Data Center established in China
2015
Acquisition of oMbiel, creator of the campusM mobile platform
Launch of Leganto
Ex Libris is acquired by ProQuest
2013
Singapore Data Center established
2012
Launch of Alma
2011
European Data Center established in the Netherlands
Fourth North American Data Center established for SaaS support
2009
Launch of bX
2007
Acquisition of Endeavor, creator of the Voyager Integrated Library System
Launch of Rosetta
First North American Data Center established in Chicago
2006
Launch of Primo
2005
Launch of DigiTool
2002
First Asian subsidiary established in China
2000
SFX is acquired Launch of MetaLib
1998
North American office established
1997
First European subsidiary established in Germany
1986
Ex Libris is founded as a corporate entity developing the Aleph library solution
1980
The Aleph team is assembled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem