Complete Library Management Guide
First off, thanks for taking the time to read this and get familiar with uTeach Cloud. Part of uTeach Cloud is simple, but powerful library management functionality.
Using our library you can:
- Add Books
- Check Books In / Out
- View Checkout History
- Automatically Input Data from ISBN
How to Add Books
Now, with automatic ISBN lookup, adding books is simpler than ever.
First, let’s navigate to Library -> Add Book.
You can see a lot of information here, but don’t worry, you don’t have to input all this information yourself!
If you have a barcode scanner, great! Let’s plug that in. If not, we can do this manually as well. First, select the Barcode (ISBN) field and scan (or input) the barcode from the back of your book:
After that, you’ll just want to hit [enter] and voila! The book information is imported just for you.
The only thing left for you is to select the quantity of books you’re adding to your library as well as the level (which is programmable in the settings).
It’s that easy!
Book List View
If you navigate to Library -> Book List you’ll be able to see and search through all the books in your library. This makes it easy to know if you have a book already when you’re ordering new ones, but also lets you edit or delete book information.
You’ll also notice you can see and sort by the number of times checked out, making it easy to notice which books are popular.
Check In/Out From Book List
If you want, it’s possible to check books in and out from the book list by using the Check-In and Check-Out buttons on the top right of the page.
All you need to do is scan (or input) the barcode, select the student from the dropdown list, and change the date if necessary.
Check In/Out From Main Page
It’s also easy to check books in and out from the main page by using the Check-In and Check-Out buttons on the right side of the page for each student.
Clicking these buttons brings up a small modal with the student and date pre-filled, so all you need to do is scan (or input) the barcode.
Viewing Student Check-Out History
If you navigate to a student page, you can also easily view an individual’s check-out history. This lets you know if they have been an active reader, how many books they have checked out, if they still have any books, etc.
If the student has never checked any books out, this tab will not appear, so please keep that in mind.
Thanks for reading! As always, if you have any questions, please contact us any time.