This is where users work with searching for library materials, displaying bibliographic records, dealing with library borrowers and overviews of borrowers. This is also where deposits and loans of library materials are done – both the library’s own materials and those borrowed from elsewhere.
The Cicero LMS feature support for:
- Displaying bibliographic records.
- Displaying materials associated with bibliographic records.
- Managing periodicals.
- Reserving materials – including serial, parallel and invidual reservations.
- Loans, delivery and renewal of library materials.
- Viewing inventory information, including the status and history of the materials.
- Barcodes and RFID labelling materials.
- Labelling – setup, editing and printing.
- Mass corrections of library materials, including reallocation to other material groups and removal from inventory.
- Setting up groups of library materials, and lending rules.
- Creating collections of materials for use by schools.
- Creating new library materials.
- Dealing with ephemeral materials.
- Searching bibliographic records and materials, with support for the CQL search language.
- Handling and overviews of ordered inter-library loans as well as managing current status and reminders for materials borrowed from elsewhere.
- Dealing with library borrowers and an overview of their borrowed materials, reservations and fees as well as messages sent to each borrower.
- Automatic recall of borrowed materials.
- Integration with national identity numbers, with opportunities for automatic retrieval and updating of personal data.
- Integration with appropriate national educational registers, with opportunities for importing student data and automatic registration of students in the register of borrowers.
- Registering the appointed guardian(s) for minors or persons registered as being incapable of managing their own affairs.
- Registering companies and institutions as borrowers.
- Registering borrower’s period of absence.
- “The library comes to you” or “Home Library” – for servicing citizens unable to get to the library.