Readerware Loan Client Menus

The Readerware Loan Client window has the following menus:

File
Select the Open or Open Recent menu items to switch databases.

Select Properties to display database information and statistics.

Select from the Print menu to produce various reports:
Borrower report - A report listing the books currently checked out to the selected borrowers. You can choose to list all borrowers or only borrowers that currently have books checked out.

Borrower receipt - Print a short receipt for the selected borrowers listing all books they have checked out. You can then give the receipt to the borrower at checkout or as needed. This is designed for use with receipt printers but will work on any printer.

Overdue report - Print a report of all borrowers with overdue books by borrower. The borrower is listed with contact information followed by their overdue books.

Borrower ID barcodes - You can print barcode labels containing the borrower ID. These can be used with ID cards when a borrower checks books in and out.

Borrower list - Print a simple list of the selected borrowers with their contact information.

Export - Export the selected borrowers to a CSV or TAB delimited file.

Import - Import a file of borrowers, designed to help you populate your Readerware borrower list from other systems.

Exit - Close the Readerware Loan Client

Edit
Select Add Borrower to add a new borrower to the database.

Select Delete Borrowers to delete one or more borrowers from the database.

Select Loan Mode to switch between loan and return modes. If the menu item is checked, you are in loan mode.

Depending on the mode of the application this menu item will be displayed as Loan (Check out) or Return (Check in). Selecting this menu item will perform the specified action.

When checking books out the Loan Options menu item will be enabled. By default a new loan begins on the current date and the length of the loan is the value set in preferences. Use this menu item to change the terms on new loans. You can change the out date and the due date. These settings will be in effect until you change the borrower. i.e. All new loans to this borrower will use the terms set in the Loan Options dialog.

When displaying an existing loan the Edit Loan menu item will be enabled. You can edit the terms of the current loan. i.e. Extend the due date.

The Clear Outstanding Loans menu item can be used to clear any outstanding loans for the selected books. This function should be used with caution. It can be used in a classroom situation when you need to clear all outstanding loans at the end of the school year, it saves you having to return each book individually. It can be used to return a book when it is not possible to select the borrower first, i.e. when a borrower was deleted with an outstanding loan.

Search
Select Borrower Search to select the default borrower search. The search bar has the focus and you can enter the search criteria.

Select All Borrowers to display all borrowers in the borrower table view.

Select Book Search to select the default book search. The search bar has the focus and you can enter the search criteria.

Select All Books to display all books in the book table view.

View
Select Borrower Home to display the current borrower search results in the table view. Designed to be used to return from the borrower detail view to the borrower table view.

Select Borrower Detail View to display the currently selected borrower where borrower contact information can be edited.

Select Borrower Reload to refresh the current borrower display.

Select Book Home to display the current book search results in the table view. Designed to be used to return from the book detail view to the book table view.

Select Book Detail View to display the currently selected book where the book information can be edited.

Select Book Reload to refresh the current book display.

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