Readerware Loan Tracker
Readerware now provides two ways to manage circulation.
Introducing the Readerware Loan Client
The Readerware Loan Client is a separate program, part of Readerware Client/Server Edition, that just handles loans.
It adds additional functionality like importing borrowers, printing borrower barcode labels, borrower reports etc.
It also makes it easier and faster to check books in and out.
The Readerware Loan Tracker continues to provide basic loan functionality within Readerware itself. The two
systems are fully compatible. For example if you check a book out in Readerware it will appear in the Readerware
Using The Readerware Loan Tracker
The Readerware Loan Tracker provides an easy way to track items out on
loan, you can easily loan out an item, set a due date and search for all
items out on loan and items overdue.
Checking Items In and Out
You can access the Loan Tracker in several ways:
- Select the item in any view and then select the Edit->Check In/Out menu item.
- Select the item in any view and then use the Edit->Check In/Out shortcut keystroke listed on the menu item.
- Click on the Loan
button from the Readerware detail view
displaying any item in your collection.
The Loan Tracker Window
In The Readerware Loan Tracker Window, you can enter the following
Loan Number - If you have multiple copies of an item,
you can have multiple loan records. Readerware will not allow more loan
records than you have copies.
Click on the New Loan button to add the item to the
Loan Tracker database.
To add a new loan, select the <New Loan> entry. If
is not in the list, it means that you have already loaned out all
To update an existing loan or return an item, (delete the loan),
the appropriate loan number. If no loan numbers are displayed in the
there are no existing loans.
Loaned To - The name of the person or organization
the item, (Required field).
You can select the borrower from the list or enter a new borrower.
When you add the loan, the borrower is automatically added to the list
and can be selected next time they borrow an item.
Loaned Date - The loan date, this defaults to the current
Due Date - The due date, the default loan period is set in Preferences, (Required field).
Click on Update Loan to update an existing loan
When the item is returned, click on the Returned
to delete the item from the Readerware Loan Tracker database.
Click on Cancel to dismiss the Readerware Loan
without making any changes.
Searching for Items on Loan and Overdue
To search for items out on loan, use the standard Readerware
Search facility and select On Loan from the search
combo box and either Out On Loan or Overdue from
the search for drop down list.
Readerware automatically tracks the number of times an item was loaned out and the date of the last loan.
These database fields can be added to the table view.
Normally they are set automatically but you
can also update these fields manually.
These statistics can aid you in removing unused titles from your library.
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