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January 30, 2023 Book Return - squashed.jpg "Are you SURE my kid is getting overdue notices? When? How often?" If a parent comes to you with that question, and for some reason it becomes your responsibility to prove to them that yeah, their kids are getting notified, Alexandria has some tools to do that! If you are sending overdue notices via a report you've set up, like the Overdue Items Notice, you can set up a spreadsheet–e.g. every time it runs,…
January 23, 2023 Does your district require certain report standards or label formats? You can use Alexandria's feature to save and share reports with your district to keep all the librarians on the same page. Alex S totw district reports.png How to – The District Level As a district librarian, go to Reports, and log in to your Union Site. Find the report you need, e.g. Copy Labels 3x10. Set the report up how the majority of your librarians will use it,…
Share your top titles
January 17, 2023 Are your students not sure what to read next? You can share the top borrowed https://www.bklynlibrary.org/125/most-borrowed titles in your library–we've got a report for that! hand grabbing book-squashed.jpg To run the Top Circulated Titles report: Makeover https://ccdemo.goalexandria.…
Best browser tips
January 9, 2023 Do you ever feel like your brain has too many tabs open? The New Year is a perfect time to get organized and make your life easier. While we can't help with your brain, we can give you some great tips for optimizing your web browser for using Alexandria.  computer in library-squashed.jpg You can use tabs to keep all your projects in the same browser window. Depending on your browser settings, command/ctrl T opens a new tab, and command/ctrl N opens a new window.…
December 12, 2022 Cozy cat reading book winter-squashed.jpg Winter break is almost here, and we hope you get to put your feet up with a good book! But just in case you are doing any work in Alexandria over the break, you can still contact our Support team. Our call center is available 24/7, 365, and emails are answered within two business days. Don't hesitate to reach out. 1-800-347-4942 (U.S. & Canada) 1-801-943-7277 (Worldwide) support@goalexandria.com mailto:support@goalexandria.…
December 5, 2022 book drop-squashed.jpg Winter break is coming soon, and that means it's time to make sure books are returned before students leave for the holidays.  You can send email notices to your patrons for an easy way to remind them to bring those books back. Learn more about Alexandria's Integrated Email Services, for hassle-free email service, all managed by us. Call 1.800.347.6439 to discuss if this is the best option for your library. The Loaned Items Notice http://support.…
November 28, 2022 Librarian and student-squashed.jpg Transaction Scripts are often used for inventory, but did you know you can also use a transaction script to perform circulation? In the event that you lose connection or access to Alexandria, a transaction script is a simple way to keep track of circulation which can then be imported when connection is restored.  How to: First, review the step-by-step instructions for creating a Transaction Script http://support.companioncorp.…
November 14, 2022 Ever been in the middle of setting up a genre-based book display and realized not all of the books had that genre assigned? You can use the Assign Keywords Circulation Command— it's a quick and easy way to add a MARC tag with the specific keywords to item records without having to go in and individually edit each record.  Key with book-squashed.jpg The Assign Keywords command is V, followed by a code letter specifying what kind of MARC tag you are applying the keyword to.…
November 7, 2022 The Holidays are here, and you are probably getting some fun themed displays together in your library. Want to easily keep track of which items are on the display? Here's how. autumn books-squashed.jpg You can mark items as on display a couple of ways, depending if you want them to be allowed to be checked out or not. For displays where you don't want the items to get checked out: Navigate to Circulation. Make the "For Library Use" system patron current (barcode 3).…
October 31, 2022 The Alexandria Makeover http://support.companioncorp.com/display/ALEX/Alexandria+Makeover betas are in full swing, and we are getting closer every day to the release. Want some extra help learning the new interface? We've got you covered. We're making NEW videos for the Makeover interface, and we started with the obvious: Circulation. You can see all the Circulation videos here. Stay tuned for more videos coming soon, and make sure to subscribe to our Youtube https://www.…


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