Handy Library Manager
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How to enter additional copy of a book?

  • Before you add another copy, check if the item is already in the library catalogue.
  • Search main library catalog by ISBN number.

  1. Verify the title and ISBN number of the found item.
  2. Click Add in the copies section to add another copy.

Notes: if your book already has a barcode label, enter or scan it into the BARCODE field. If you leave it empty the program will create a unique barcode value.


  1. Enter copy information (barcode, call, volume, location, condition, price, ...).
  2. Click Save.

Notes: if your book already has a barcode, enter or scan it into the BARCODE field. If you leave it empty the program will create a unique barcode value.


  1. Entered copy is listed in the copies section.
  2. New copies by default have Copy Print Marker set on. You can easily filter those items out and print labels.

How to use duplicate copy command?



Question: I have been using Handy Library Manager to catalogue books with the Autocatalog feature. I am now wanting to catalogue journals - not only the bibliographical information but the holdings Can you advise me as to which field to use to list journal holdings? The challenge is the holdings, which are sometimes long and complicated. I have tried using the volume field in the copy section but have discovered that the field is limited to one hundred characters which is not enough. I need 200 character capacity to complete this record. Is that possible? If not, is there another field I can use which has 200 character capacity?

Answer: In the copy section, try to use the COPY_NOTES data field. This field has a 200 characters capacity. You can also run a SQL command that increases the field's length. Please get in touch with us for details.


Question: All of our books have been created as individual entries. Is there a way to combine existing barcodes into one title record?

Answer: Sorry, we do not provide this feature.


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