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Our library management system for Small Churches, Temples and Synagogues does not have any limitation. It includes all library features.
The price is based only on the installation license (1 PC or 5 PC's).
Do you have your church library data? We provide free data transfer into our application.
You can enter unlimited number of items and borrowers (some software companies limit their basic packages to 1000-2000 items).
All circulation transactions are supported: check in, check out, reservation, renew.
Our solution gives you full barcode support. You can print barcode labels. You can process check in/out with a barcode scanner (some library software vendors don't support loan rules in basic packages).
If you are not ready yet with a bar-coding technology our library supports manual processing.
All additional library modules are included: library search, library auto cataloguing, separate check in/out module. Extra modules let you assign library administration and management tasks to volunteers and users.
You can define loan rules: maximum number of items per user or item type, loan periods per user or item type, and fines (some library software publishers don't support loan rules in basic packages).
We appreciate and listen to your feedback and we use it to improve our application. New useful church library features. June 2017:
Question: I'm looking at the handy library manager and I plan to buy a laptop to put it on for our small church library. I was wondering what the minimum requirements for this software are so I can find the best computer. We have over 5000 items in our library and are wanting to add bar code labels. We would like to do one section at a time. We are volunteers in a church libray.
Answer: You can run our software on any computer with Windows operating system (Windows 11, 10, 7, 8, and more). After you catalog your items, you can easily print barcode labels. The system is simple, and many libraries run by volunteers use our software.
Question: I'm evaluating software to automate my small church library, and I have two questions for you. 1) I'm considering buying the church version (multiple users, single computer), but would like to upgrade to the network version as funds allow. Is this possible? 2) Upgrading the software when you offer new releases is an expense going forward that I must budget for. How frequently do you expect one should upgrade their software package?
Answer: You can upgrade to the network version later. In this case, you pay only a price difference. We release minor upgrades for three or four years, and they are free. Then, we release a major upgrade and ask the user to pay for it ($175).
Question: Do we have to purchase the networking component right away or can it be an add on to the purchase at a later date? The IT person at the church is being pulled in many directions at the moment - so it may be a month or 2 before he has a chance to look at it?
Answer: You can upgrade library license later.
Question: My church would like to create an online, searchable database that would be accessed as a link within our church web site. The database would be maintained off site by one user. I am assuming the total cost for this would be $345 plus the cloud license of $650 . (Help me out here if I am wrong please) My question - is this a onetime fee, or a recurring annual fee?
Answer: To create an online searchable library, you do not need a cloud version, and you need to install the church library application on the web server computer. You can do this with the regular license for $345.00. You will require assistance from your IT personnel.
Looking for a new library system; Windows 10
I look after a small church library and am looking for a new system. Our current system is old and was done by a church member. However, it will not transfer over to a new system. Will the Handy system be easy to transfer all the books over, or how much work will we have to do to input all the books we have, which is about 4000 books?
Answer: Try to export your data to a text file or any spreadsheet file. Then, send the file to us, and we will review it and transfer it to our library application. We don't charge an extra fee for data transfer if the library decides to buy our software.