This is the main logon
screen for Library Administrators to access the main activity
menus of Library
- Check Out
- Check In
- Search Library
- Create Item
- List of Borrowers
- Library of Congress Interface
a link between the borrower and the item checked out.
After Check-out, a report screen shows item id, name, status
and due date against the name of the borrower.
Checking in an item clears the link between
the borrower and the item that was checked out. However, the
history window does retain the borrowing history for
The screens are clearly marked showing the
user what to do, and offer all of the information a person
will need during the check-in and check-out process. If a
patron tries to check-out or check-in library items, the
system will immediately notify the attendant if the person has
past due items and how much is owed in past or late fees (i.e.
if you choose to charge late fees). The system will then let
you create an invoice for these items on-the-spot and accept
payment from the patron.
Library ProŽ will
accept and track partial payments on invoices. With the Library
ProŽ Point of
Sale module, you can also maintain a cash drawer. Also, as a
weekly or daily procedure, you can run a global routine that
will generate past due notices and/or invoices for all patrons
having past due items.
An optional bar coding feature allows the
user to handle all check-out/check-in by simply scanning the
borrower's library card and the item's bar code in the place
of manual record entry.
SEARCH AND LOOKUP
- Full Text
- Accelerated Reader
- Material Type
PATRON & BORROWER MANAGEMENT
Library ProŽ handles
every aspect of Patron/Borrower management including rosters,
past due notices, invoices, accelerated reader program
tracking, borrower check-out history, and much more.
You can search by Borrower ID, Name or
Library ProŽ offers
an extensive range of built-in reports, some of which include:
- All Library Items Report - sorted by the field of your
- All Library Items - sorted by category/subcategory.
- Shelf Report.
- All Borrowed Items Report.
- All Past Due Items Report.
- All Missing Items Report.
- All Borrower Items that were found on the Shelf Report.
- All Missing Items that have reappeared Report.
- Borrowers Roster - sorted by field.
- Past Due Notices.
- All Borrowers with Past Due Items.
- All Borrowers with Past Due Items by Borrower Location.
- Inventory Reconciliation Report.
- Item Check-out Frequency Report.
Although, there is a comprehensive set of
reports built-in to Library
ProŽ, the system allows users to design their own custom
reports and have them added to Library
menu. While Microsoft Access is not required to run the Library
ProŽ, it is needed to design custom reports. If ORACLE,
SQL Server, or MySQL database is used with Library
Seagate Crystal Reports is required to generate custom
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS INTERFACE VIA INTERNET
Library ProŽ has
a built-it windows-based interface to search and import from
the Library of Congress in one step. The entire process is
fully integrated within the system. No need to go out to a
separate web browser. If the Library of Congress is BUSY
(which sometimes happens during peak hours), Library
ProŽ will automatically resubmit your search until an
answer is obtained. The library computer must be connected to
the Internet for this option to work. The library of congress
can be manually accessed at
http://catalog.loc.gov. It is an on-line library resource
maintained by the US Government.
With the Library of Congress interface you
1. Enter a list of ISBN numbers you want to retrieve.
2. Retrieve all of the information about each library item
from the Library of Congress.
3. Preview the information within Library
4. Optionally import the information into Library
INVENTORY CONTROL & RECONCILIATION
Library ProŽ has
extensive support for inventory control and reconciliation. It
tracks physical location of items, movement of items from one
floor area or room to the next, multiple copies of items, and
much more. Also, using a laptop computer, Visor Handheld
Computer, or portable batch scanner you can take a full
physical inventory of the library. All of these devices
generate a flat text file containing all of the items on the
ProŽ knows how
to read that text file, reconcile it against the database, and
then generate many different reports showing the status of
your inventory, what is missing, what has reappeared, etc.
POINT OF SALE MODULE
POINT OF SALE module is useful if:
- You charge a fee for
check-out/rental of items. A video rental store would fall
into this category.
- You charge late fees and need to track cash payments against
invoices for past-due items.
- You SELL the items in your "library". A bookstore would fall
into this category.
The Point of Sale module does the
- Manage a cash drawer balance (with daily
- Control opening and closing of the cash drawer.
- Manages check payments.
- Accepts credit card payments.
- Provides on on-screen point-of-sale interface.
Library ProŽ can
handle advance RESERVATIONS of Library Items (no extra charge
for this feature!). This allows users to request an item in
advance, or put a 'hold' on an item so that they will be able
to check it out just as soon as it comes back into the
A COLLECTION is Library
ProŽ unique and effective way to handle library items that
are meant to be grouped together. This can include:
- Multiple copies of the same library item.
- A single library item broken into many volumes.
- A series of related library items.
. . . and anything else that needs to be grouped together.
When searching the library, the contents of
all collections are also searched. In the "search results
list", any collection that has items that match the criteria
will be displayed. You can then open the collection to see all
of the items within it. Items that match the search criteria
will have a check mark next to them.
Library ProŽ has
the most flexible database support imaginable. Out-of-the-box,
it works with:
- Microsoft Access 97
- ORACLE 7.0 or higher.
- Microsoft SQL Server or higher.
- MySQL (latest tested version).
Also, it can support just about ANY OTHER
SQL-based database that has an ODBC or OLE/DB interface. If
your database is not in the list above, you will need to
contact us to make special arrangements for support of your