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Loans

  1. Can I identify borrowers at checkout using a barcode reader?
    Yes. If you have barcoded ID or library cards that borrowers use when checking out, you can scan the barcode instead of selecting the borrower by name. When you define your borrowers in Readerware, you can assign a unique ID to each borrower....

  2. Can I loan books out?
    Yes. All Readerware programs include a built in loan tracker. You can check items in and out, query, print items on loan, overdue etc. If you need more functionality there is the Readerware Loan Client which is part of Readerware Client/Server...

  3. Can I preload all my borrowers into the loan tracker?
    Yes. Bring up the loan dialog just as you would if you were checking out a book. Enter the name of the first new borrower and then click on the borrower button to the right of the name. This will display the borrower dialog. Fill out the...

  4. How can I display loan information in the table view
    With Readerware you can create and customize table views and when dealing with loans you can include the loan columns like Borrower, Loan Due Date etc. By default these fields are only populated when you use a loan search. By default...

  5. How can I identify individual copies of a book, for loaning and tracking purposes?
    There are two ways to handle duplicates in Readerware. You can enter the book once and use the copies count or you can enter each copy separately. You will need to enter each copy into the database separately and each copy must be identified....

  6. Introducing the Readerware Loan Client
    The Readerware Loan Client adds circulation support to the Readerware database. You have always been able to check books in and out with the standard Readerware program and for many the features offered were all they needed. However some users...