About Axiell Group2017-06-07T14:56:10+00:00

Securing Knowledge For The Future

Innovative Solutions For The Cultural Sector

Axiell ALM, The Number 1 For Collections Management Technology,
Part Of Axiell Group AB

Axiell Group comprises four business areas – Axiell Public Library, Axiell ALM (Archives, Libraries & Museums), Axiell Education and Axiell Media –  which together deliver innovative solutions to the cultural sector globally. Axiell also serves its clients with Library Logistics services and products, as well as Vital Records Management systems.

Headquartered in Lund, Sweden, Axiell Group has more than 300 employees and 24 offices in 15 countries. Together we are one of the largest companies in the sectors in which we operate. For a comprehensive picture of our Business Areas, visit the Axiell Group Website.

Our Values

We are a technology business but our business is not technology.

Our customers provide services that shape democracy, culture, literacy and education. We have made it our business to lead the digitisation of these services, making them more accessible and attractive to their consumers. We build technology that fosters enlightenment, equality, the right to education, cultural heritage and preservation, and information sharing.

We are close to our customers in many ways. We share a belief in service to our communities and a commitment to the principles of democracy. Our motto is Close to the Customer, and it underlies all that we do.


Adam Schatz, MD of Axiell ALM, speaks at the European User Conference 2016 about how Axiell ALM fits into Axiell Group.

Our History

Axiell’s journey from local developer to global market leader began in Sweden with development of the BIBS library system. By the late 1980s, BIBS was the system of choice in Swedish public libraries and Axiell was leading the development of graphical applications in library systems, maps and self-service programs. Over the next two decades Axiell emerged as the major player in the Scandinavian Library sector, with a growing presence in the UK.

The following years saw diversification into related areas and by 2013 the company had three arms: Axiell Public Library, Axiell Education & Media, and Axiell Archives, Libraries and Museums (ALM). With the acquisition of four leading ALM brands – Adlib, Calm, EMu and Mimsy – Axiell ALM was established as The Number 1 in Collections Management Technology.

As of 2016 Axiell has more than 300 employees in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Our systems are in use in more than 3400 institutions across 55 countries. We are an international and sustainable supplier for the mission critical systems of collecting institutions.