System configuration to do before starting Circulation

To get your Circulation module running you need to do the following System configuration. Here are the following configurations that are mandatory

  1. Define Patron(User) Categories: Categorize the users of your library.
  2. Define Circulation privilege matrix: For the patron categories defined above you must define circulation privileges. Circulation privileges means Loan limit(Number books that can be borrowed), Loan period ans so on.
  3. Define Patrons(Users): Create patrons under each patron category.

Though the above is a basic minimal configuration to start Circulation, it is recommended that you also

  • Define Departments: Various departments in your organization
  • Define course: Various courses offered by your organization. Defining courses is optional. Courses are only available in academic libraries.

Please note that by defining Departments and Courses traceability of the patron becomes easier.