- May 29, 2018 at 10:32 PM #48488
What do you use to manage your school library? We have about 1200 titles; our school does not have internet access so it needs to be offline.
Maybe you have an inexpensive software or an Excel template you could share.
- June 5, 2018 at 11:48 AM #48819
We use a program from “Resource Mate” which provides software for several levels such as school basic, school advanced and school ultimate. It serves us well.
- June 16, 2018 at 7:57 PM #49002
We started with a database on Works and have never changed it, though I wish it would be an Excel spreadsheet instead.
We include the following fields: date book is check out*, date book is due*, who checked it out*, book title, book author, book category (age level, nonfiction, biography, etc.), shelving code, price of book, year the book was added to the library.
*The information in these field is always changing. We use cards in the books that students write their names on and place in a basket. Then someone is responsible to transfer the name and date to the computer and remove the information when the book is returned.
This is not the easiest way to track library books but it has worked for us. It also makes use of software we already have on the computer.
- June 18, 2018 at 11:39 AM #49006
I was just going to post a question very similar to Byron! I guess I will just join this discussion instead. I am also looking for a program that will be able to electronically track books that students are borrowing. We currently have our collection of 2000+ books on an excel spreadsheet for staff reference but not available to students. We use a library card system but it has become complicated and hard to use. Jonas, I looked into the program that you recommended. Although it looks very complete and useful, the price tag scares me and I am sure the board also. Does anybody use a less complete online program that is useful but more affordable?
- July 21, 2018 at 6:00 PM #50671
I got Resourcemate and am in the process of cataloging our collection. A very easy to use program.
- November 1, 2018 at 12:27 PM #52835
I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a free, online library catalog. There are a lot of options out there, and I’m trying to sift through them all. We have 500-700 books and want an easy-to-use interface. I’ve stumbled upon librarika.com and like what I see, but want some feedback before we dive in.
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