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PMB (formerly known as PhpMyBibli) is a French library automation system based on PHP and MySQL.

It is a highly customizable productivity tool.

PMB is designed for medium-sized and large libraries, and can also manage networks of libraries integrated in a collective catalogue. It uses the cataloguing format UNIMARC. The software also incorporates format conversion and importation systems (USMARC and XML, among others).

 PMB 4.1.5

Free to download


CeCILL License (GPL compliant)

PMB Services


System Requirements
Apache web server
MySQL database
Web Browser

Documentation, User Guide

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Features include:

  • Management of authority data (by author, publisher, collection)
  • Management of a thesaurus of subject areas
  • Use of the Z39.50 protocol
  • Automation of the DSI
  • Control of serial publications
  • Management of journal summaries and storage
  • System for producing back-up copies
  • Modules:
    • Administration of the system. How to parametrize the configuration of the system, manage the systemís users, produce back-up copies, etc
    • Cataloguing. For monographs, serial publications, acquisition of records from the Z39.50 catalogue, creation of lists of records (for novelties, saved searches, etc)
    • Loan
    • Authorities. For authors, publishers, collections and classification. Includes the creation of a thesaurus by subject area
    • DSI
    • OPAC which allows readers to carry out a search in the library catalogue
  • Available in English, French, Dutch and other languages

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