Move over Dewey Decimal and the original card catalog. For over 25 years Alexandria has been trusted by K-12 libraries, college and university libraries, public libraries and alternative libraries. Over 10,000 libraries use Alexandria to manage their collection, promote their libraries and more.
Alexandria has been quick to innovate all of the latest technology to give students and users the absolute best experience and access to entire library collections on their devices, whether they are in the library, a classroom or at home.
It all starts with search. The search function in Alexandria is as easy to use as Google. Students simply input what they are looking for and Alexandria quickly comes back with results. She will let students know if they can find the article they’re looking for in a physical book, a periodical resource or an e-book that’s available for download to any student device.
Alexandria knows that today’s student learn and take in information in different ways than they have in the past. They’re more collaborative, and they do everything in the digital space. That’s why Alexandria has things baked in like the ability to take notes, share information and create book lists to come back to later.
Alexandria knows that growing minds are the end user, but their librarian features are intuitive, easy to use and make even the most mundane library tasks, a breeze. Librarians can easily catalog incoming items with integrated SmartMARC technology. This allows librarians to obtain MARC records from multiple sources including the library of congress.
Once your books are cataloged school libraries can their location can be easily added to your school’s library map. Now, students don’t just need to go digging through the Dewey Decimal system, they can actually see a visual of where the book is supposed to be shelved.
Circulation is simple as well. Librarians can easily and speedily check in and out materials, put materials on hold or weed items out of their collections.
At the end of the day all of the library functions are tracked in reports that are easy to set up and easy to understand.
Alexandria is filled with customizations that school’s love. School librarians can put important information and messaging into the explore panes that every student sees when they login to Alexandria. Is there a big game coming up? Is it the end of the school year and you need all of the books back? Simply add a message to the explore pane and communicate with everyone that’s looking for books in your library.
The possibilities are limitless with America’s favorite library management system. Meet Alexandria in person at FETC in Orlando, January 23-26th, booth #1152 and find out more online at goalexandria.com