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Where we came from

Axiell was founded in the 1980s as a software provider to public libraries in Sweden. Since then we’ve grown to become a provider of software to a far wider range of organizations across the globe.

Over the years we have identified companies whose goals and values are consistent with our own and brought them into the Axiell group. We integrate staff and customers into a bigger whole, working together as one team. Every company that has joined Axiell has brought something valuable to the mix.

We’re always striving to be more than the sum of our parts by taking the best that each of us brings and using that to improve our offer to our whole customer base.

Our Journey to Today

Axiell history library

Mid 1980s – Mid 00s

Integrated Library Systems: Sweden, Finland & Denmark

BTJ and CSC were two of the first companies to join Axiell and together became the foundation of the business we have now. We became a leading integrated library services provider in the Nordics.

Library Foyer

Late 2000s

Integrated Library Systems: Nordics and the UK

DSC and TietoEnator joined the Axiell team, bolstering our position in the Nordics and introducing us to the UK.

Children making notes on an exhibition

2013 – 2016

Museums, archives, learning and schools: Global

Adlib, KE Software, Mobydoc, and Selago Design joined Axiell, giving us expertise in museums and archives collections management and customers from across Europe, APAC, North America and the Middle East.

We started to build on our expertise for providing solutions to school libraries by developing a digital first learning platform for schools.

Library Child Headphones


Digital reading and media & local operations in Germany

Elib brought us a host of capabilities for delivering digital media such as e-books and audio books to the public and libraries. Through the acquisition of Spindeln, we also started the journey into the educational sector.

Biber was a leader in public library solutions in Germany; our new colleagues helped us understand the needs of libraries in Germany and to offer local support.

Library Walkway


Improving our local organization in Scandinavia

Bibliotekenes joined the team, supporting us in our mission to bring next generation library software to Norway with a local Norwegian support and delivery team.

Axiell user conference badge collection table


Working together, creating next generation software

We’ve acquired lots of expertise, knowledge and experience in our journey and we’re using everything we’ve learned to create software and services that can deliver the best possible solutions for all our customers.

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