The Nimbie Disc Autoloader is used to transfer files from most optical disc media formats.


The Nimbie can read the following formats.

  • CD-ROM
  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD
  • DVD+R
  • DVD-R
  • DVD+RW
  • DVD-RW
  • Blu-Ray
  • BD-RE
  • BD-R
  • Millenium Disc


The Nimbie is controlled using a local customized version of the IROMLAB software developed by Johan van der Knijf for the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Depending on the configuration of IROMLAB, using the Nimbie also requires installations of bagit-python, dbPowerAmp, and ISO Buster.


The Nimbie can be setup to run on any Windows PC with Python installed. It is currently attached to the Lenovo Thinkpad W520.