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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Will Readerware get the Dewey Decimal Number?
    Readerware extracts the Dewey Decimal Number when cataloging from The Library of Congress, The British Library, Library and Archives Canada and The National Library of Australia. Other sites do not provide this information. When using auto-catalog,...

  4. How can I get The Library of Congress Call Number?
    Readerware extracts the The Library of Congress Call Number when cataloging from The Library of Congress. Other sites do not provide this information. When using auto-catalog, include The LOC in your site selection list and check the merge...

  5. Can I catalog eBooks with Readerware?
    Yes. If you have been buying eBooks for your Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble nook, you can catalog these in Readerware. If you have the ISBN, you can auto-catalog these items as normal. With eBooks however the ISBN is often not...

  6. Can I browse all my items graphically?
    Yes. Readerware has three main views: Table view - The table view is like a spreadsheet, you can show/hide columns, move them around. You can create as may table views as you need, all with a different column selection. Click on the green...

  7. Can Readerware get the Lexile measure for a book?
    Yes! Barnes & Noble is the first bookseller to offer Lexile measures in their listings. Now when you catalog from B&N, Readerware can get the Lexile measure for you. Update:  Amazon is now also including Lexile measures in their...

  8. Can Readerware display the total value of my library?
    Yes. Select the View->View Statistics menu item. Readerware will display a number of statistics for your data including the total value. Readerware is actually displaying the statistics for the current search results. If you are...

  9. Can Readerware get the list price of a book?
    Note: This article was written for Readerware 2 and is not applicable to Readerware 3. Readerware 3 will get the list price automatically.   Yes. By default Readerware gets the current value of a book. For a new book that is the current...

  10. When I search by author Readerware is returning some books that do not match my search criteria
    Suppose you wanted to display a list of all authors with a last name beginning with the letter "A". You could run an author search for "A*". Simple, but sometimes you might see an author returned that does not begin with the letter "A". What is...

  11. How Can I Catalog a Book Without an ISBN?
    You can use Drag and Drop. Search for the book by title, author, whatever. Search at any supported site, The Library of Congress, Amazon etc. Then drag and drop from your browser to Readerware and it is cataloged. Drop the URL on the...

  12. How can I sort entries by ... ?
    You can sort the table view on any column(s). To sort on a column, just click on a column header. An icon is displayed in the header to indicate it is the sort column. The arrow indicates whether the sort is ascending or descending. Click again in...

  13. Can I view eBooks from within Readerware?
    Yes. If you can view your eBooks on your computer, you can view them from within Readerware Readerware includes a Media URL field at both the book and chapter levels. You can use these fields to link to your eBook and you can then view them from...

  14. Can I add my Readerware database to my web site?
    This is not something supported directly by Readerware but a Readerware user has started an open source project on GitHub that lets you create an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for your library collection. This project displays your library in...