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Are you considering Alexandria? Go on a guided video tour to see what capabilities and options await your school or organization.
Get acquainted with Alexandria and learn how to do some basic functions with this collection of 1-3 minute videos!
Bolster your knowledge of various Librarian modules, including Circulation, Preferences, and more.
Learn how to use Researcher's search interfaces, filter results, share lists, and more.
Need help that's more in-depth? Take a look at our workshop videos hosted by certified trainers. From running reports to doing inventory, they've got you covered.
Welcome, welcome! This video series will get you acquainted with Alexandria's interfaces and capabilities. Feel free to follow along in our Basic Training Guide as well.
Access and Navigation (2:55)
Help and Support (2:47)
Librarian is the management side of Alexandria where librarians and staff can check out books, manage patron and item records, customize settings and preferences, run reports, and much more.
Circulation Welcome (1:55)
Circulation Controls (1:16)
Locating a Patron or Item (1:48)
Circulation Modes (1:53)
Renewing Items (1:45)
Charges and Payments (2:06)
Holds and Reservations (2:22)
Items Welcome (2:02)
Adding New Items (2:21)
Adding Item Copies (1:44)
eBook Items (1:20)
Importing Items (2:51)
Removing Items (2:12)
Item Pictures (1:37)
Patrons Welcome (1:46)
Adding Patrons (1:59)
Importing Patrons (2:10)
Modifying Patrons (1:14)
Removing Patrons (2:29)
Patron Pictures (2:10)
Tools Intro (1:20)
Saving and Scheduling (Part 1) (1:44)
Saving and Scheduling (Part 2) (2:13)
Preferences Welcome (1:07)
Patron Preferences (2:46)
Item Preferences (1:55)
Circulation Preferences (1:42)
Z39.50 Preferences (2:05)
Security Preferences (2:52)
Patron Policies (2:32)
Item Policies (2:16)
Policy Exceptions (2:01)
Researcher is the patron-facing side of Alexandria that contains various search interfaces, virtual bulletin boards, and customizable links.
Researcher Overview (1:05)
Search Interface (1:59)
Scout Interface (1:45)
Explore Interface (1:21)
Bulletins Interface (1:10)
Patron Status (1:41)
Patron-Facing Search (2:17)
Patron-Facing Performing a Search (1:34)
Patron-Facing Holds and Reservations (1:58)
Patron-Facing Lists and Sharing Results (1:56)
Patron-Facing Tags and Reviews (1:26)
Patron-Facing Scout (1:12)
Patron-Facing Scout Tools (1:24)
Patron-Facing Scout Holds (0:57)
Patron-Facing Status (1:31)
Patron-Facing Status Specifics (1:42)
The Calendars Preference in Alexandria lets you set up your own calendars to mark closed days and period due days, and assign certain calendars to patron policies.
Script (PDF)(30 MB) |
When you as an Administrator first start using Alexandria, and as you continue to add operators, or users, you will assign each operator a Security Group that dictates what they can and can not do.
Script (PDF)(60 MB) |
Reports & Utilities
Do some of your patrons have cards that are expired or expiring soon? Use a utility to renew their cards.
Imports & Exports
Inventory Overview (1:20)
Inventory Circulation Modes (1:36)
Inventory Through Circulation (1:35)
Inventory Circulation Reports (1:49)
Inventory Circulation Utilities (1:59)
Inventory Creating Sessions (2:06)
Inventory and Exceptions (1:45)
Inventory Completion (2:47)
New Feature: Browse (1:38)
Browse is a unique way to discover something new. Scroll through your library shelves by newest, highest rated, or genre — no keywords required. Genrefy your library without moving books around!
Learn about inventorying your library with our certified trainers as your guide (v7 only).
Please take a few minutes to let us know what you thought about the workshop. Take the survey!
Search and Patrons Interface (54:17)
Learn how to get the most out of Patron Status, Search, Scout, and other patron tools, with our certified trainers as your guide.
Please take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts about the workshop.
Download (542.6 MB)
Bulletins, Maps, and Slideshow Workshop (54:22)
Learn how to get the most out of Bulletins, Maps, and Slideshow with our certified trainers as your guide.
Afterwards, please take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts about the workshop.
Download (594 MB)
The Expert Guide to Managing Your Patrons (1:04:25)
In this workshop, we'll be taking a closer look at Patron Management and some of its related preferences and settings,
like Reports, Utilities, Preferences, and more. Afterwards, please take a minute to let us know your thoughts about the workshop.
Your Items and the Tools to Manage Them (1:13:33)
In this workshop, we'll show you how to maintain a clean catalog using some often overlooked and underutilized tools in Items Management, so your patrons can find what they're looking for. Learn how to use the Genre fields to optimize Search results, create consistent datasets for cataloging series, configure your catalog classification system, and more!
End-of-Year Procedures (32:54)
It's time to close up your library for the summer! For our last workshop of the school year, we take a closer look at the theory and methods of end-of-year procedures. Learn how to prepare your collection for inventory, run end-of-year reports, permanently remove lost and discarded items, clean up your patron policies, back up your data, and more.
Switch to 7: What You Need To Know (40:07)
Are you thinking about upgrading to Alexandria v7? See what exciting features v7 has to offer and get up to speed on what you need to know before making the switch.
Researcher Enhancements (56:21)
Learn how to better use new features like reservations, Browse, and "begins with" search. Afterwards, please fill out the survey to give us your thoughts on the workshop.
Unexpected School Closure "Emergency" Procedures (4:51)
Learn how to prepare your library for an unexpected closure (adjusting calendars, sending messages, and adding Explore buttons).
Tip of the Week
If you don't need your patron's cards to expire, you can Disable Card Expiration Dates.
Alexandria 20.6 Update (4:47)
Check out Alexandria’s new features and improvements such as the interactive Item Details and Copy List, additional security options, and updates to Utilities and Reports.
Alexandria 20.1 Update (4:07)
We’ve got a bunch of goodies for you! Take a look at the new GG4L single sign-on option (SSO), improved Patron Details, Activity preferences, primary email field, and more.
Alexandria 7.19.7 Update (2:54)
Learn more about our newest features, including GG4L SIS integration, new Activity module, Browse by Study Program, and more!
Alexandria 7.19.2 Update (9:21)
Check out the new features heading your way, just in time for the new school year!