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403 Hayward Avenue North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
United States
Toll free: 877.207.3127
Phone: 678-336-7980
Fax: 877.207.3129
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  • Ray Hood -- Chief Executive Officer
  • Karen Roscher -- Chief Financial Officer
  • Jim Hopwood -- Chief Technical Officer and Regional President, Europe
  • Matthew Bellamy -- President Americas and Chief Commercial Officer
  • Ramon Gonzalez -- Chief Officer, Global Supply Chain and Operations
  • Veronica Steinicke -- President Asia-Pacific

Company Ownership

The Bibliotheca Group is financially backed by One Equity Partners, a division of JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Library automation systems

Bibliotheca offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

A total of 0 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by Bibliotheca.

Corporate Chronology

Nov 9, 2015   One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems and merges company into bibliotheca.
Nov 2015   One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems International Business.
Oct 2015   One Equity Partners acquires 3M Library Systems North American business.
Jan 2015   One Equity Partners acquires Alturis Group.
Nov 2014   Bibliotheca South Korea formed through strategic partnership with former executives and employees of ECO.
Jul 2013   bibliotheca forms strategic partnership with MultiSystems in Brazil to sell and support Bibliotheca products in South America.
Feb 2012   One Equity Partners acquires Trion Library Systems AG. A manufacturer of automated material handling. Founded 1999.
May 1, 2011   One Equity Partners acquires Intellident.
Apr 2011   One Equity Partners acquires Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems.
Mar 5, 2011   One Equity partners acquires the assets of Integrated Technology Group from Shai Robkin.
Dec 31, 2010   Intellident acquired from LINPAC by Chamonix Private Equity.
Sep 2007   3M Library Systems and Checkpoint Systems consolidate their efforts to produce and market products to libraries..
2004   Integrated Technology Group founded.
2003   Intellident acquired by LINPAC.
2002   Jacques and Marcel Nauer found Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG.
1997   Lucatron begins technical development of an RFID.

Selected Articles from Library Technology Guides

The following are a sample of articles related to the major events in the corporate history of Bibliotheca, or you can view all articles related to the company from Library Technology Guides.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (November 2018). Bibliotheca Makes Organizational Changes

Bibliotheca, a large consolidated company offering self-service, material handling, and e-book technologies to libraries, announced organizational changes to its North American operations. Matthew Bellamy, who came to the company when it acquired 3M Library Systems, was recently named as President for the Americas. He will lead the company's operations in the United States, Canada, and Brazil as well as coordinate with its business partners throughout Latin America. Bellamy was previously the Chief Commercial Officer for bibliotheca's global organization. Tom Henke has joined bibliotheca as Vice President of Sales for North America and Partners America. Prior to this role, Henke served as Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Blackboard. Gary Gillem has joined bibliotheca as Inside Sales Manager.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (December 2015). Consolidation in the RFID and Self-service: Bibliotheca Acquires 3M Library Systems

Bibliotheca, a company specializing in self-service, sorting, and other productivity products for libraries, has continued its global expansion through the merger of 3M Library Systems into its organization. This move brings together the two largest competitors in this sector. Prior to this merger, Bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems dominated the market, competing head-tohead in many international regions. Now a single, much larger entity operates globally, with competition provided through mid-sized and smaller companies in each market.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (October 2012). New Management at Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca, the consolidated global company specializing in RFID products for libraries, announced a change in executive management of its North American operations. Shai Robkin will step down as President, and Al Coalla, formerly North American Sales Director will step into this position on October 1, 2012. Coalla joined Biblioteca in November 2011 and previously served as Director of Sales at EnvisionWare.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2012). Bibliotheca enters E-Book arena

Bibliotheca, the globally consolidated company built around RFID technologies, has expanded its business interests to include a new set of products based on e-books. The company has not yet provided detailed information regarding the components of its planned product and service offerings related to the management and lending of e-books, though it has outlined its general strategy.

(March 5, 2012). Bibliotheca unveil single global brand for 2012

Bibliotheca, one of the leading global providers of RFID-based solutions to public, private and academic libraries, has launched its new global brand, allowing the Group to unite its entities under one central identity. The rebranding follows the merger of Bibliotheca (Switzerland), Intellident (UK) and Integrated Technology Group, ITG (North America) in June 2011, which created one of the largest RFID library specialists in the world. This position was further enhanced in January 2012, with the acquisition of Trion Library Systems, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Automated Materials Handling (AMH) solutions designed specifically for libraries.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (March 2012). Bibliotheca Acquires Trion AG

(May 7, 2011). How is the merger between Bibliotheca and ITG different from other consolidations that the library technology market has seen?

his is a merger of equals.Neither of the two staffs is disappearing; the sales, support and development personnel of both Bibliotheca and ITG remain in place. The management team of Bibliotheca ITG is comprised of members from both Bibliotheca’s North American operation and ITG. While one of the objectives of any merger is to reduce costs, at Bibliotheca ITG, this is to be achieved by leveraging purchasing power and by eliminating redundancies in marketing, administration and finance.

Breeding, Marshall, Smart Libraries Newsletter (July 2011). Global Consolidation: Three firms Join to gain Global RFID Synergies

Over the course of the last few months, a series of business transactions have consolidated a group of companies in different international regions into a single corporate structure focused on providing RFID and related products. Each of these companies brings a different set of assets and strengths to a broader organization to constitute a new company with a worldwide impact on the library RFID industry. The transactions span Europe and North America, and involve a variety of incumbent companies including Bibliotheca RFID Systems (based in Switzerland), Integrated Technology Group (North America), and Intellident (United Kingdom and France). The business transactions result in three operational companies in different geographical regions that comprise a new virtual company bound together under unified ownership and executive management. The transactions bring all of the companies under a single global holding company called Library Solutions BV, incorporated in The Netherlands. Library Solutions BV is majority owned by One Equity Partners , a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co, (http://www. a major firm with over $8 billion in investments. Other minority shareholders include Shai Robkin, who also owns Vernon Library Supplies.

Bibliotheca News

Tuesday Jan 28, 2020

All 79 Press Releases from Bibliotheca

10 most recent items:

December 5, 2019. bibliotheca announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. bibliotheca Chairman of the Shareholders Committee, Thomas Geitner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray Hood as CEO of Bibliotheca Group, effective November 5th, 2019. <<more>>

January 10, 2019. bibliotheca Receives Gold and Platinum Modern Library Awards for Fifth Consecutive Year. bibliotheca, a leading global library technology solutions provider is proud to announce that it has received four platinum awards and two gold awards in LibraryWorks’ fifth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. <<more>>

January 10, 2019. bibliotheca Receives Gold and Platinum Modern Library Awards for Fifth Consecutive Year. bibliotheca, a leading global library technology solutions provider is proud to announce that it has received four platinum awards and two gold awards in LibraryWorks’ fifth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. <<more>>

December 21, 2018. bibliotheca hosts open house at award-winning Gwinnett County Public Library. On November 29, 2018, over 20 forward-thinking library directors and management team members from across the southeast met at Gwinnett County Public Library’s Suwanee branch in Georgia to discuss the role of innovative technology in library service. <<more>>

November 9, 2018. Forward-thinking libraries meet in Hamilton, Ontario to discuss the future of library service and extending access with bibliotheca’s open+. Last month, Hamilton Public Library in Ontario, Canada, welcomed more than 30 library directors and management team members from 17 different Canadian library systems to participate in an open house focusing on its successful implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ library solution. Hamilton Public Library is the first Canadian library system to use the solution, which has been popular in Europe for a decade. <<more>>

October 31, 2018. Ventura County Library wins multiple awards for extending access with open+ by bibliotheca. The Ventura County Library has recently won two awards for the implementation of bibliotheca’s open+ solution. Designed to complement staffed library hours, open+ is a comprehensive system that allows libraries to provide additional unstaffed hours, making library spaces and resources more accessible to the community. <<more>>

September 26, 2018. bibliotheca organizational change to enhance customer experience in the Americas. bibliotheca announced today that Matthew Bellamy will be transitioning from his role as Chief Commercial Officer to President Americas, where he will lead the bibliotheca organization in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, as well as the Partners business for Latin and South America. <<more>>

June 19, 2018. bibliotheca introduces ground-breaking upgrades for cloudLibrary at ALA 2018. bibliotheca will be introducing three exciting new cloudLibrary modules at this summer’s ALA conference in New Orleans, June 22 – 25, 2018. <<more>>

March 15, 2018. Helping libraries expand access and convenience: bibliotheca launches open+™ at PLA. bibliotheca announces the North American launch of its open library solution, open+. open+ is a comprehensive solution that provides more convenient access for users, more flexibility for library staff and more opportunities for libraries to make an impact within their communities. Using the open+ solution, libraries can control building access, security, and automation through one efficient central management hub. Seamlessly integrating with existing ILS and library solutions, open+ allows libraries to easily configure open hours, monitor library activity, control audio announcements and more. <<more>>

October 31, 2017. bibliotheca’s cloudLibrary now available in 11 languages. In an on-going effort to aid libraries in providing all of their patrons with the most integrated and engaging library experience possible, bibliotheca has released the new iOS and Android 3.4 cloudLibrary app. This update offers users the option to explore cloudLibrary in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Canadian French, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan, Maori, and Romanian. <<more>>