Library Automation

Library Automation

Library Automation refers to the use of computer to keep track of all the books that are issued, returned and added in the library. Library Automation is another name of Library Management System. It is a user friendly system. It is created to ensure the proper management of books in a library.

In library automation we can store all information consists of book numbers, author name, rack detail, book titles and much more. It makes issue and returning process easy. It provides the search function which helps the students in searching of any book in the library.

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.

LMS is a modern integrated library management system which can be scalable to Windows, Linux and Mac OS platform. The user can print their own barcodes and it provides full catalogue, circulation and acquisitions system for library stock management.


Advantages of Library Automation


The purpose of the library catalogue is to locate items within the library's collection.LMS maintains a digital catalogue that is used to find materials based on author, title, subject etc.


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


The circulation desk, usually found near the main entrance of a library, provides lending services and facilities for return of loaned items. Renewal of materials and payment of fines are also handled at the circulation desk by LMS.


An online public access catalogue is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users can search in the library catalogue to locate books and other material available at a library. Basically, it is an electronic version of the card catalogue.

Report Generator

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


A periodical is anything that comes out with regular issues. A daily newspaper, a weekly news magazine, a monthly journal, and an annual book. LMS maintains the record of the periodical.


Library acquisitions is the department of a library responsible for the selection and purchase of materials or resources. LMS has an inbuilt acquisition feature that may select vendors, negotiate consortium pricing, arrange for standing orders, and select individual titles or resources.

Database Management System

A database is an organized collection of data for one or more purposes. LMS is capable to collected manage all data relating to a library business in a single database, but also sees that all records in a database should be related and that redundant data should be minimized.

System Administration

LMS can lessen the human labour and makes work simple and easy for the library staff members.

Transaction Management and Budget

Most automated library systems include a transaction logging component.

Book Acquisition Control

Acquisition can be defined as the process of obtaining library materials to satisfy the needs of users. LMS can help the administration in deciding which books and non-books materials are added to the library.

Web OPAC Module

Web-OPAC is connected with the Internet. The users can search any document in a particular library through Web-based OPAC from anywhere with the help of internet connectivity.