BookWhere Suite Technical Requirements

The system requirements for BookWhere Suite are very manageable, allowing almost any PC to use its powerful features to search thousands of library databases in real time.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows™ (ver. 8, 7, or XP) and Internet Explorer™ (ver. 6+)
  • Internet connection
  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer™ version 6 or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Pentium processor
  • 50 MB of disk space (more if working with large numbers of records)
  • Font capable of displaying Unicode™ characters
  • Firewall rules allow outbound TCP connections on designated ports
BookWhere provides easy access to more than 3000 live databases. This means that you have access to the newest titles, not to a static list of records. Firewall settings need to allow outbound TCP connections for the Z39.50 services. Many of these services operate on port 210, but library system vendors can designate alternate ports. The most-used port numbers are: 210, 2100, 2200, 5666, 7090, 9909, and 9991. We recommend that you allow outbound TCP connections on all ports.

PeopleWhere Technical Requirements

PeopleWhere gives you and your staff easy access to schedules, reports, and leave management from a simple browser view. Each staffer has a unique login and can see only the information that she has permission to view.

PeopleWhere Client Web Browser Requirements

System Requirements

  • PeopleWhere Client Web Browser Requirements
  • Supported browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer
  • JavaScript and cookies enabled for browser
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768
If you choose the cloud-hosted installation, the above requirements are all you need. To install PeopleWhere on your own server, please review the Server Requirements, below.

Server Requirements for Customer-Hosted Installation


  • Business grade PC (recommended for high availability and long term reliability)
  • 2 GB RAM and 30 GB hard drive

OS and Software

  • Windows Server 2008 with IIS installed (Web Edition or better)
  • MySQL 5.0.75, MySQL Connector ODBC 5.1 (free)

  • Static IP, with port 80 open through the firewall
  • Domain name if installed in a shared environment (requires virtual host)
  • firewall)
  • SMTP Server for email

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