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How to design library member id card with Handy Library Manager?

Handy Library Manager provides a range of pre-designed templates for creating member ID cards. All you need to do is buy the labels from your local office store or online, and you can start printing the cards. However, if you don't want to use the predefined templates, you can easily create your ID card design.

Please note that if you require long-lasting plastic cards, we recommend getting them pre-printed by a professional printing company. These cards should have space for writing down the name of the library user.

design library member id card

In the Borrowers window click on the Labels and select New Labels.

design member id, select data fields

Select NAME in the All Fields box and click the Green Arrow button to include it in the Included Fields box. Repeat this procedure with BARCODE, TYPE, PICTURE data fields.

In our example the following fields are selected: borrower name, barcode, borrower type, and picture.

design member id, define picture width

In the Included Fields box click PICTURE, enter the width value into the Picture Width box.

design member id, define barcode

Click the Barcode tab.

Select the Barcode Data Field, select the Barcode Type (use CODE 39), enter the Barcode Height.

Click Quick Preview or Preview Labels to review the final result.

Review our simple ID cards that you can print from our software (student ID cards, library member ID cards, school ID cards, office ID cards/tags, borrower ID cards/tags).

Question: Could you please send me information on how to create and design library cards for the patrons?

Answer: Please follow the design library cards steps.

Question: I have added several new borrowers to my database. I need to print Library card labels. I want to print them all on the same sheet of labels but I do not see a way to do that (I can either print them one at a time or the whole database). I see when you want to print barcode labels for books, there is an option to print those added that day. Does the same option exist for printing from the borrower's database?

Answer: You can use the same method to display new borrowers and print labels.

Question: We would like to use a credit card-ish style ID card for our residents. Would this work? Can you refer me to any samples of what others are using or can be used with your system?

Answer: Our system lets you print simple id cards. To have professional borrower cards, I suggest checking the local printing company. You can print library cards in advance with barcodes.

Question: We are a small homeowner's association library and are having Resident Cards preprinted with our logo on them. We want to print our own bar code labels for each Resident and will affix them when we receive them. What labels should we order?

Answer: Handy Library Manager offers a ready-to-use template for the Avery ID-Card type. If you decide to use another format, we can help with the template design.

Question: Our small classical, Christian school is looking into PrimaSoft Handy Library Manager. Do you provide library cards with bar codes that can be issued to students? If so, how many and what is the cost per unit?

Answer: We do not provide library supplies; we compiled links to products listed on Amazon, and some are very affordable (labels, barcode scanners): library supplies

Library cards; once we had a similar question, I suggested reviewing local printing shops; the library found the excellent quality and not expensive cards.

Question: Is there the ability to print membership cards? I can't see this option in the trial version I have downloaded?

Answer: You can print library membership cards. This topic explains how to design the ID card. You can also test and use predefined label templates. You will find them in the Borrowers window. Then, click on the Labels drop-down box.

Question: How do you place a logo or picture on patron labels? How do you include logo or picture on patron id cards?

Answer: Enter patron pictures. There are samples in the predefined patron id cards that already include images. First, review the layout of predefined labels. If you want to have the same picture on all labels, use the logo page in the Print Labels window. The logo image has to be in the bmp file format.

Question: Is it possible to print patrons and their barcodes to create student library cards. If so, what are the steps to do so.

Answer: You can find predefined "patron id cards" in the BORROWERS table. In addition, you can review and purchase id labels that our system is using.

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Question: I am reaching out to you regarding the types of library cards that can be used with your system. Below is a link to cards we would like to order from Demco. Can you please let me know if these will work with your system.

Answer: Our system supports pre-printed library cards (patron id cards). The number generated by scanning the barcode from the card should be the same as the value stored in the BARCODE data field (BORROWERS table).

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