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Why upgrade to Eclipse.net hosted?

Eclipse.net Hosted users will be the first to benefit from the forthcoming HTML 5 Management and Student interfaces. But here are some other great reasons to consider a Hosted upgrade:

Cost Saving

Eclipse.net Local runs best when installed onto its own dedicated server. There is a one-off fee for migrating to the hosted platform which includes data conversion and an additional cost each year for hosting thereafter. Costs vary depending on school size so please discuss with your Account Manager. These costs are often offset by savings made from the running, maintenance and replacement costs of a dedicated server for Eclipse.net, which can run into the thousands

Time Saving

You will not have to spend time updating the software as our hosted service provides automatic updates. We even back up the data for you every single night, to multiple geographical locations in the UK. If at anytime you require a data restoration, you can give our helpdesk a call and we will restore your data (to a date within the last year) that very same day

Carbon Footprint

Help reduce your school's carbon footprint, as you will no longer have to worry about powering and cooling a dedicated server. The MLS hosted data center is carbon neutral as it is powered on 100% certified renewable engergy to help the environment


Data is stored in the UK with our Global Infrastructure provider, Rackspace, using Enterprise level security technologies, giving you the peace of mind that all necessary security precautions are in place. The system uses high availability architecture which ensures that should any piece of hardware fail, there is always a backup device ready to take over which keeps your library system up and running


You and your students will be able to access Eclipse.net from any internet-connected PC or laptop - be that in school or from home, which means your students will be able to write book reviews, make reservations or utilise the system for research purposes wherever there's internet access

iMLS Mobile & Tablet Application

Eclipse.net Hosted can also be accessed via the FREE iMLS app, which is available from the Apple Appstore, Google Play Store or Windows Store, which puts access to the entire library in your pocket