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Administration

Tools > Administration

Administration settings are high-level preferences intended for network administrators, IT support departments, or operators with administrator-level permissions; in other words, they're advanced settings used to configure your main Data Station once and then be forgotten.

While every operator with the proper security permissions can access the Administration module, it contains settings that most operators won't be able to configure without help. An operator's access to these settings is governed by Alexandria's security preferences. Your library's administrator can manage these settings in Tools > Preferences > Security.

For information about your data station settings, go to Administration Settings.

Alexandria Controller is set up a bit differently than our other catalog and library types. If your library is set up as a Controller, refer to Controller Administration for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

 How do I log in to Alexandria?

Check out Accessing Alexandria for more information.

 Where is my support folder located?

All of your database information is stored in the Alexandria Support folder, located in your operating system's shared application directory. From there, open the Data folder, and then locate the subfolder that matches your database serial number. This is where you'll find the Alexandria database (ALX.db); various operation files (such as reports, exports, etc.) log files, version history, and more.

On Windows machines, the shared application folder is typically located here:

Local Disk (C:) > ProgramData (hidden folder) > Alexandria Support

On Macintosh machines, the application folder is typically located here:

Hard Drive > Users > Shared > Library > Application Support > Alexandria Support

 Where can I find my serial number?

Your Alexandria serial number is located in the following places:

  • Tools > Administration > Status
  • Circulation > Special tab > License Info,

If you you're having trouble locating it or cannot access these locations, check with your library administrator.