It is difficult to imagine a school without a library. However, there are many schools in the global South without a library. Nomad Moodle is committed to changing this. Using Open Source Library system, we have come up with a solution for every school

It is a long established fact that procuring physical books for school libraries is an expensive proposition for many schools. Besides printing of books could have a serious environmental impact. An e-Library on the other hand is easy to create and maintain with Creative Commons publishing.


Nomad sets up an e-library using a SBC (single-board computer ) creating a digital library platform that can be hosted and accessed from it. The e-library can be either offline and used locally or online and connected to the internet.

Software Installation

We install relevant software on the SBC to act as a web server. Popular choices include Apache for serving web pages and Calibre for managing eBooks.

Digital Content

Upload/Link your digital library content, including hundreds of eBooks, journals, periodicals, documents, or other materials, to the elibrary.

Web Interface

Set up a web-based interface that users can access through a browser. This interface will display the available digital content and provide options for users to browse, search, and download materials.

Organisation & Cataloging

We implement a system for organizing and cataloging digital content. This might involve categorizing eBooks by genre, author, or topic, and providing a search function for users.

User Access

Users on the same network as the e-library can access the eLibrary through their web browsers. They can view and download content as needed.


Depending on your deployment, Nomad will consider and implement security measures to restrict access or protect sensitive content.

Setting up an eLibrary on Single Board Computer is a cost-effective way to create a local digital library, suitable for small-scale deployments in schools and learning centres. It leverages the compact and energy-efficient nature of the SBC for hosting digital content in a local environment. It can also be exposed to the Internet – for real time reading of journals, newspapers, etc. 

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