Web Design For Your Library

Since 2006, we have worked with numerous public and private libraries to help build websites that concisely and stylishly help you better server your patrons. Jim Woodman, our founder is a Simmons-trained librarian so we understand the unique challenges that libraries face as you struggle to present a wealth of information in an easily navigable and uncluttered way. In short, we speak your language—so let's talk.

Key Features

Below is list of features that we have found are important based on our experience of working with many different libraries.

User Interface Design
Content Management System
Community & Social
User Interface Design
  • Clean, compelling, and uncluttered visual design that accurately reflects the spirit of your library
  • Homepage JQuery Carousel to showcase upcoming events and features
  • Responsive, mobile-friendly layout that automatically adapts to all devices
  • Intuitive navigational structure with breadcrumbs & drop down menus
  • Scrolling Book Carousels
  • Accordion Menus, Tabs and panels
  • Section 508 compliance for disabled users
  • Printer-friendly pages with resizable text
Content Management System
  • Dynamic News/Press/Media listings with categories, tags, archives and RSS feed
  • Full-featured Events Calendars
  • Catalog and site search toggle function
  • Dismissable/auto-expiring alert system for emergency messages
  • Photo and video Galleries
  • Custom "Bookletters" template for embedding Bookletters lists into your own site design
  • Implementation of Bookletters and Wowbrary widgets
  • Integration of third party software such as OPAC, EventKeeper, Library Insights etc
Community & Social
  • Integration of Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn
  • Multiple Blogs with categories, tags, archives, commenting, RSS feeds, subscribe via email
  • Online donation system
  • Community Forums
  • Book Rating system
  • Multiple forms such as Ask a Librarian/Contact/Request Materials/ILL
  • Polls & Surveys
  • Secure, password protected areas
  • Email newsletter sign ups
  • Free integration of Google Analytics for site statistics and tracking reports
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) best practices on all pages including custom meta descriptions, page titles, alt tags
  • Email newsletter campaigns
  • RSS Feeds
  • AddThis or similar social networking function on all pages

Some of our Library Clients


The Clearpeak team worked with us to design a site that is visually appealing, user-friendly and includes all of the functionality we required. The site looks great and functions perfectly in both desktop and mobile environments. Content is easy for our non-technical staff to create and update, and easy for our users to navigate. It was a pleasure to work with a team that was efficient and responsive throughout the entire design and launch process.
Susan Paju, Head of Reference, Acton Memorial Library

Working with Jim and his team from Clearpeak Interactive, Inc. on the design and implementation of the Westwood Public Library's website has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Jim's technical expertise and understanding of public libraries were invaluable as we navigated new territory with the redesign of the library's website. Jim and his team are collaborative, responsive and knowledgeable, and their guidance and support enabled us to successfully launch our new Westwood Public Library website.

Our sincere thanks to Jim and his team!
Tricia Perry, Director, Westwood Public Library

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