Handy Library Manager
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How to print labels for new items?

If you have barcode labels on your items you can enter or scan the barcode value into the BARCODE field.

If you don't have barcode labels on your items, you can let the system to create barcode numbers for you. Handy Library Manager creates automatically all barcode numbers if you don't enter the number into the BARCODE field.

Automatic barcodes are created in the library main catalog when a new item with a new copy or a new copy for the existing item is created. It happens in the following situations:

  1. you add a new item directly into the LIBRARY table.
  2. you move items from the LIBRARY_NEW table to the LIBRARY table.

To display only new items and print barcode or spine labels for those items you will have to apply a predefined view. There is a predefined view called "New Items, Added Today". If this view is selected only items that have been added today are displayed. Now when you run any ready-to-use or new Report/Label it will process only data that is displayed in the table.


  1. Click on the View box and select New Items, added today. It's a predefined View (defined in the Advanced Search, DATE_ADDED = CURRENT_DATE). The selected View is processed and only records that satisfy the search condition are displayed.
  2. Click on the Labels and select a predefined label report.
  3. All predefined reports only use records that are currently displayed in the table.



Question: Want to print 50 or so records, added today, as I complete auto cataloging, not wait until I finish all 3500 books. Is it possible?

Question: I need to print new labels for books that don't have labels and for cataloging new books. I am new to this job. Can you tell me how to go to the most recent label number so I know how to print the new labels?

Question: I was able to print my book barcode labels. Thanks again for that. I added a few new books this morning and was wondering how do I print those labels without reprinting the previous ones from yesterday?



Question: It took a while to get our labels from Amazon. We entered almost 1000 books by the time they came. By the way, the ISBN automation and mapping work great and save a LOT of time.

Now I have the labels but I do not want to print 1000 at a time. I also need them in author order in order to more easily go back and apply them.

Is there a way to select a number of records (lets say 60) in author order and then print labels? Then I would choose the next 60 and so on. Can it be done that way?

Answer: You can do this in several ways. For example, you can print labels from the library main window. First, define the order. The order of the records establishes the order of your label report. Next, you can restrict the advanced search. It will limit the number of displayed records and, at the same time, the number of printed labels. You can use ID or BARCODE data fields in the search definition. Another way is to print all labels into the pdf file. Then open the file in the pdf reader program, define the page range, and print.


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