..... a powerful webapp for tool lending libraries
Tool Librarian is tool lending library software that tracks members, tools, and tool loans. Its thoughtful design offers a startlingly clean and intuitive interface which makes for easy training of volunteer librarians.
Screens can be configured to remove several of the fields shown in the DEMO below. This allows flexibility in meeting the needs of individual libraries. The optional fields are:
References (intent: enter names and phone numbers of "emergency contacts", to use when tools are long overdue.)
Dues (if your library has annual dues. In the DEMO, paying more than $200 makes you a LifeMember!)
Neighborhoods (if you track your member's neighborhood like we do here at the SouthEast Portland Tool Library.)
AddressVerifier (if you want a second form of Member ID to prove the member's home is within your catchment area.)
SignedMemberAgreement (if you have Member Agreements each member must sign.)
The videos below will give you and idea of how to use Tool Librarian, and a DEMO will let you take it for a spin. (The DEMO contains actual data from our tool library, although all identifying information has been altered to protect the innocent. Feel free to add members, tools, loans, whatever you wish. A few features just won't work in the demo environment, but that'll be obvious when you try.)
MemberIDs start at 1001
ToolIDs start at 30001
"Today's" Login password = "ToolLibrarian" which will grant you the middle level of privileges for the purposes of this demo.
First watch the videos below and THEN go to the DEMO. Contact me to learn more.
(Tool Librarian was designed to work best in the latest versions of Firefox.)
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