School Library System
School Library System is a Windows tool addressed to schools or libraries and supposed to help them track the borrowed books.
Clean feature lineup
Although you need to first set up a collection of books and people that may borrow the items, School Library System is pretty easy to use, featuring a very intuitive and straightforward interface.
Master password and reminders
Protected by a username and password, so only authorized access is allowed, School Library System lets you add as many entries as you want, be they users or books. Plus, it sends reminders for unreturned books, so it's pretty easy to track every single borrowed item.
Since it's supposed to work with large databases of books, School Library System also integrates backup and restore database features, just to make sure you're on the safe side all the time.
While the application is pretty easy to use and relies on very intuitive features, it doesn't feature a help file, so users who may get themselves in trouble are left with no other option that to search the Internet for an answer.
Small flaws and performance
Plus, School Library System seems to run on low resources, which is quite great news for all users, but there seem to be some compatibility issues with Windows Vista and 7. The program closes all of a sudden when the user clicks on some of the features.
Another uncanny “feature” is the app startup which automatically opens a browser window before loading the main window of the program.
But all in all, School Library System may come in handy to many schools out there, although it takes some time to index the whole book collection. Still, it provides quite a simple way to do that, so it's easy to use even by the very beginners.
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