Welcome to Alexandria
Welcome, welcome! We're happy to be joining you in the important task of running your library.
To get started, you can either go through our guided orientation, or simply look through all of the resources here!
Getting Started Guide for Librarians
Learn how to set up and customize Alexandria for your library's individual needs.
Self-Hosted Guide for Admins
Read information on installation and backups if you're an admin or IT specialist for a self-hosted library.
Basic Training Guide
Get into the groove of using Alexandria by learning how to do the essentials.
Part of understanding how Alexandria works is understanding our terminology. Here are a few terms you should know:
- Data Station. The server that stores your Alexandria catalog database.
- Librarian. A suite of interfaces your librarians and operators use to navigate and manage Alexandria.
- Researcher. A suite of interfaces your patrons use to search your collection.
Icons & Images
Explore Builder icons to enhance your visual searches.
Download our monthly posters to decorate your library.
Infographics & PDFs
Tips to help you navigate your circulation software.
Files to use with add-ons like Capstone.
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 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
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.
Most Macintosh scanners can be used on a Windows machine with an adapter. Our customers use a wide variety of scanners so it's not possible to address this question globally. Please contact our Support department at 1-800-347-4942 for help to determine if your scanner could be used on a Windows computer.