Making a Library: Using Software and a scanner

By | January 13, 2010

You may have seen the pictures of children using our little library on our website. We always try to promote reading among our learners, but one way we did this was to build our own lending library.

At the moment, it’s not open to all students as we have only 1000 books in the system, but we intend to add about 1000 more books at some point.

Instrumental in making this possible was our purchase of some library software and a barcode scanner which speeded up the entry of most of our books. About 1/3 had to be done manually since we couldn’t pull any records about the books, but with multiple books from the same publisher, it was still pretty fast.