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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2022 15:53

Admin can be accessed by appending /admin to the end of your Alexandria URL. We recommend bookmarking that link if you use Admin.



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 Admin.

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

Operations Management is where you can access the reports you run, along with the results of Exports, Imports, and Utilities. To access Operations Management, click on the wrench icon in the top right corner of the circulation screen.

Check out Accessing Alexandria for more information.

All of your database information is stored in the Alexandria Support folder, located in your operating system's shared program data or application support 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

Your Alexandria serial number is located in the following places:

  • /admin > Status

  • Circulation > Special tab > License Info

  • MAKEOVER: topnav > help menu > About Alexandria

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

First, check your License Info by going to Circulation>Special>License Info to see where your numbers are. Then Clean Up Your Data with our guides. If you still need more space, it’s time to contact Sales at and upgrade your account.