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BiblioteQ free download for Mac


Version 2023.12.30

Archiving, cataloging, and library management suite.

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BiblioteQ overview

BiblioteQ strives to be a professional archiving, cataloging, and library management suite, utilizing a Qt interface and providing connectivity to PostgreSQL and SQLite. The Open Library, SRU, and Z39.50 protocols are used for retrieving data for books, journals, and magazines. AMD, ARM, Alpha, PowerPC, Sparc64, etc. Completed.

BiblioteQ is free and open library software.
  • ARM architecture support.
  • Administrator roles.
  • Alpha architecture support.
  • Archive important documents.
  • Cataloging of books, dvds, grey literature, journals, magazines, music cds, photograph collections, and video games.
  • Cover images with drag and drop support.
  • Customized displays.
  • Customized item data, pricing information, and currencies.
  • Documentation.
  • Embedded hyperlinks for localized searches of similar items.
  • Exporting of views to CSV files.
  • Files browser.
  • Free and Open Source technology.
  • FreeBSD, Linux, Mac, OS/2, OpenBSD, Windows, etc.
  • Front cover image retrieval via Amazon and Open Library.
  • Importing of books from CSV files.
  • Internationalization (translation) support. BiblioteQ currently supports Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.
  • Item file attachments.
  • Item reservation.
  • Listings of overdue items, requested items, and reserved items.
  • MARC21 and UNIMARC record syntaxes.
  • MacOS and Windows install targets: make install.
  • Natively compiled on Alpha, ARM, PowerPC, Sparc64, X86, X86_64.
  • Open Library queries for select items.
  • Optional item reservation histories for patrons.
  • PDF reader via Poppler, where available.
  • Parse local MARC tags. Books, journals, magazines.
  • Patron information.
  • Portable.
  • PostgreSQL accounts with various privileges.
  • PowerPC support.
  • Print support, including previews.
  • Qt 5.x support.
  • Raspberry Pi!
  • Rich search capabilities, including custom SQL queries.
  • Row-level security policies for PostgreSQL.
  • Sparc64 support.
  • Support for multiple SRU and Z39.50 sites.
  • Support for requesting unavailable items.
  • Threaded data retrieval via the standard Z39.50 protocol for books, journals, and magazines.
  • Transactional database queries.
  • True PostgreSQL and SQLite pagination.
  • Uniform functionality across various platforms.
  • Windows portable.

What’s new in version 2023.12.30

Updated on Apr 12 2024

  • Added BnF Z39.50 target to biblioteq.conf.
  • Added new labels describing on-top window behavior to relevant windows.
  • Bundle French documentation files into the executables.
  • Completed Database Enumerations defaults: Grey Literature, Languages, Locations, Monetary Units, Video Games. Favorites are also prepared for new items and searches. GitHub ticket #308.
  • Corrected resetting of Monetary Units for the General Search. The contents of the combination box are purged if the Reset button is activated. Reviewed all other item searches.
  • Display Notes in photograph view.
  • Final LTS release of 2023. See you!
  • First PiOS 64-bit release!
  • Improved retrieval of publication dates from Z39.50 queries. Completed for books and magazines. GitHub ticket #343.
  • LTS release! Release includes a bunch of bunched bunches covering numerous operating systems: Android 10, Debian PowerPC, Kubuntu 22.04, Raspbian 12, MacOS 13, Windows 11.
  • New Magic Unix scripts. Please inspect the Scripts directory.
  • New 214 processing for books and Z39.50 queries. GitHub ticket #343.
  • PiOS-64 now requires Qt 6 and version 12.
  • PostgreSQL 15.5.1; Windows.
  • Qt 6.5.3 LTS on Android.
  • Qt 6.5.3 LTS on MacOS.
  • Qt 6.5.3 LTS on Windows. This item is missing a period in the embedded release notes except for the PowerPC release.
  • Query history. Please see Tools. Query strings may be incomplete and therefore some may not be executable. GitHub ticket #340.
  • Read-only item-specific photograph fields.
  • Release files: Android 10 32-bit, Android 10 64-bit, Debian PowerPC, MacOS 13, Kubuntu 22.04, Raspbian 32-bit, Raspbian 64-bit, Windows 11. Eight bundles!
  • Removed obsolete QAction objects.
  • Removed organization domain biblioteq.sourceforge.net.
  • Set Alternate Identifier and URL to portions of the 003 field after a Z39.50 Unimarc query if Alternate Identifier is empty. GitHub discussion #339.





128.3 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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