Welcome to LMS

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.

LMS is among the best library management software available in the market. It is a complete automated library management system that supports full cataloguing, circulation and acquisitions system for library stock management. It also provides the facility to generate customized report for library items, library inventory and library fine collection. So, it can be said that LMS is a modern and integrated solution to the traditional way of running a library.

Library management software (LMS) is software that helps in the management of books in the library. It keeps track of the books issued and returned from the library. LMS involves maintaining of database of existing books as well as new books added in the library. Digital library helps in easy maintaining of records of books for a librarian. A librarian can check the status of any book, any time with the help of library management software.

Key Features of Library Management Software

Students Information
Fast Books Entry
Books Circulations
Barcode Reader
Back-up Utility
Searching of Books
Reports
User Management

The components that help in smooth functioning of LMS

Cataloguing is the process of creating a list of all bibliographic items such as short description, list of subjects, author name and the classification. In traditional library a person, cataloguer, is responsible for organizing information. While the software makes the task easier by organizing all the information in a data base and making it easily accessible.

A membership module keeps track of all the important information and details of the members of the library.

The reports and status of the circulation of the issued books and books returned are recorded in the system.

The report generator can create the reports of the issued and returned books,number of members. etc.

Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is an online database that stores information of all the books and materials kept in the library. It helps in searching of the material. One can easily locate the book by feeding in the author name, title or any other keyword.

Acquisition, the department in the library which is responsible for the selection and purchase of material or resources in the library.

Advantages of Library Management System

Management

The Library management system can manage the records of the whole library

Reliable and Safe

The data stored in the LBS is highly secure and offers selective accessibility to it data.

Error Free

There is a chance of human error in case of traditional library management but use of LMS can guarantee an error free data management.

Availability

LMS can be used even from the devices like phone and tablet from anywhere at any given time.

User friendly

The interface is easy to learn and use. LMS provides online as well as offline storage, automated backups etc

Search Option

All users of the system, including admin can search for library materials

Cost-effective

As the LMS is web based, it only needs a computer system and internet connection, making it very cheap to install.

Increases Efficiency

The LMS enables the authorized staffs to keep proper records of all details of the books like author, edition, copies, issue and return dates.

Admin Login

The admin can maintain the records and track them as per necessity. Also, the admin can add or remove entries into the system.

User Login Section

The students who want to access library materials, need to register first. The registration allows for maintaining records accurately.

Journal Control

In this module, full record of journals are kept in the library. The current issued and how many new added.

Budget

It is the process of planning and negotiating the acquisition of materials of library. It is done to limit the expenditure of a library.

Technologies of Library Management Software

Barcode System

Barcodes are used in libraries to label books, magazines, CD & DVDs. Each and every book and other items are assigned unique 12- digit barcodes. It contains all information about the product. In Library Management system, whenever a student return or issue a book the system fetch the bar code number and we can make entry of book in computer systematically. System helps in systematic arrange of books.

  • LABLES
  • SCANNER
  • PRINTER

RFID System

RFID system in LMS makes scanning the tags easier and facilitates faster check-in and check-out. It is a wireless system so it’s easy to maintain the records. It reduces the circulation time similar to barcode system. RFID gate also acts as anti-theft equipment. They can detect the item which has not been inspected by computer before checking out. An alarm system becomes active if anybody tries to steal any item from a library.

  • RFID TAG
  • RFID READER
  • RFID GATE
  • RFID CARDS
  • SELF ISSUING KIOSK
  • DROP BOX

What one should look before buying library software

Before buying any library management software one should look into the following requirements.

  • Should provide the facility to search any book by the name, title, author and publication.
  • Each book should contain a unique identification number.
  • System should able to retrieve all information about the book like when and to whom it was issued.
  • There must be a limit of issue of book to every student.
  • Provide provision of collecting fines for books from students who submit after due date.
  • Whether the system contain bar coding system or RFID system.
  • If the system contains bar coding system, then it can read bar codes from the books or cards issued to the students.