Library Books
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Note: END OF SUPPORT NOTICE: I will stop supporting Library Books after 1 Feb 2014. Library Books is now a free download.

Library Books is an application for keeping track of the library books you have borrowed. It will work with libraries using most of the popular catalogue systems. Visit the Library Books website to see if your library is supported.
What's New
Version 3.24:

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed high CPU usage problem.

Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later





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Library Books User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Thomasgrr commented on 07 Jan 2014
Sad news for Library Books and its users, though I can understand the developer’s need to move on. So long, Harold, and thanks for the fish!
[Version 3.24]


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Turquoise reviewed on 22 Sep 2013
I've been using this since its first release when only a handful of libraries were supported and made a couple of requests myself that were quickly supported. Highly recommended!
[Version 3.23b30]


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Sue-Writer reviewed on 25 Aug 2013
Thank you.

All my libraries are supported and works.
[Version 3.23b24]


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Thomasgrr reviewed on 26 May 2013
A fine piece of software, but sadly the libraries that I use have been unsupported for quite some time. Oh well, I’ve only been waiting 1014 days for the libraries in Lund (Sweden) to reappear. Guess I can wait a few days more …
[Version 3.23b5]

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Neil_m replied on 03 Sep 2013
I wish that http://www.vtls.com/products/virtua - was supported.
It seems have quite a large user base.
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Turquoise replied on 22 Sep 2013
Did you make a request?

http://librarybooksapp.com/request.cgi?a=request-html
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Thomasgrr replied on 22 Sep 2013
Turquoise: Yes, I made requests for two libraries back in 2010.
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HappyPig reviewed on 02 Apr 2013
The developer is very responsive and always interested in adding libraries. This program is incredibly helpful in rounding up books on their due date. I highly recommend it.
[Version 3.22b8]


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Kihoalu reviewed on 01 Jan 2013
Checking on the beta requires re-entering library information. There is no sign of anything new in the app itself other than adding iPhone support in the preferences.

From prev rev: this is pretty handy as an app.
I was leery at first, but its really well done.

On first load after buying this app I found that you had to retry the UPDATE a few times for things to register accurately, but now it works fine (pre-Beta).
[Version 3.21b36]

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Kihoalu replied on 01 Jan 2013
Correction - the iPhone support is already in the pre-Beta.
It added a second MAC icon.
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MuchMac reviewed on 11 Jan 2011
This is an excellent FREE program. Now that one of my two requested libraries is set-up for it, I am using this software daily and appreciating how it helps me monitor my loans and requests.

All I can reasonably wish for is support for the other library that I use. Many thanks to the developer!
[Version 3.0b102]

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theotheoria replied on 13 Mar 2011
It WAS free. But with f**ing Mac App Store now it commercial...
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Jon & Karen Heal replied on 17 Apr 2011
You're blaming the App Store because the author decided he wanted to make some bucks?
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theotheoria replied on 18 Apr 2011
If developer wanted some bucks, I'll pay for this app. Especially when the app is unique like Library Books. But many, many developers make their apps paid because Mac App Store. Often apps are paid only in App Store and still free for use on app's websites. And there is the problem of App Store. If you developing free or donationware or opensource app, Mac App Store will be loss for you. App Store is problem because Apple's policy to developers is problem.
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truthhurts replied on 19 Apr 2011
@theotheoria: Absolutely nothing about the App Store pushes paid apps. If a free app goes to being a paid app, that is entirely the developer's decision.
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nobody2011 replied on 23 May 2011
Sorry, but what excites on you about it, this program does not cost any money in the world. It's only USD 2,99 oe EUR 2,13. What's the real problem? Naught the developer these some bucks.
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Cyann commented on 31 Dec 2010
I wonder what's similar between Library Books and GraphicConverter???
[Version 3.0b93]

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Thomasgrr replied on 02 Jan 2011
Frequent updates? No, you got me there, I give up.
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Jon & Karen Heal replied on 02 Jan 2011
I believe they are both computer programs. I think they were also both programmed by humans from planet Earth. :-)
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Jpwgibson replied on 17 Feb 2013
GraphicConverter: "an all-purpose image editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it out of 80 file available file formats."

Library Books: "an application for keeping track of the library books you have borrowed."

It's really not that difficult, if you just believe in yourself, and really, really try.
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+15

Jon & Karen Heal reviewed on 20 Dec 2010
Super convenient, but when are you going to put the custom icon back in the application?
[Version 3.0b83]


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ehd commented on 07 Nov 2010
This latest version still has excessive icons in the menu bar but does get rid of excessive graphics in the dropdown menu. Clearer to see due dates. Getting rid of the 2 extra icons in the menu bar would make this more usable with cluttered menu bars and small screens. Does anyone else agree?
[Version 3.0b64]

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Jon & Karen Heal replied on 30 Jan 2011
I agree. Altering the "book" icon to indicate other states, such as "holds available" would be preferable to adding extra icons.
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ChristopherPrice replied on 24 May 2011
+1 I would prefer a single icon also.
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Kihoalu replied on 01 Jan 2013
John & Karen Heal - Good idea to make the menubar icon change to indicate "holds available."

If I am going to keep it in the menubar fulltime - I'd like some status feedback without having to check it constantly. Adding an alert to growl / iCal does it already, but if it takes up menubar real estate, there needs to be a feedback loop.
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ehd had trouble on 12 Jan 2011
New bug in 3.0xxx release: tries to update but when it downloads and installs update it fails. Permissions problem? Anyone else?
[Version 3.0b102]


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+56
ehd had trouble on 19 Jul 2010
No longer includes Sacramento Public Library
[Version 3.0b39]

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ehd commented on 14 Aug 2010
Can be modified to use Sac Public library if you use the Millenium catalog system.
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ehd had trouble on 20 Oct 2009
Very good app but this beta version does not seem to save PIN/ID information.
[Version 2.6b224]

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ehd commented on 27 Oct 2009
If it is not saving your PIN, delete your account and recreate it.
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Wish had trouble on 12 Dec 2008
I have tried to contact the developer numerous times to no avail. When the programs works, it's great. However, for the past 128 days my library has failed to update. I use the USA-GA-Dekalb Public Library. Below is the debug:

URL: http://findit.dekalblibrary.org/uPortal/Login?request=%2Fpatron%2Fitemsout%2Fgetdetail&uP_root=root&uP_sparam=activeTab&activeTab=4
Expected content length: 1254
MIME type: text/html
Text encoding: (null)

Status code: 404 (not found)
Headers:
Server: Jetty/4.2.19 (Windows 2003/5.2 x86 java/1.4.2_16)
Content-Type: text/html
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 01:22:02 GMT
Content-Length: 1254
[Version 2.6b146]

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Dabluest commented on 21 Jan 2009
@ Wish:

I too use Library Books with the Dekalb County GA Library and you're right, it had stopped working awhile ago, but there is a work around to get it working again. Here's how:

- Under Preferences, Select the Accounts tab
- Under the Library dropdown, select Horizon/Dynix Catalogue System, which is under the Generic Catalogue System section.
- Under the General tab, in the Name field, type "Dekalb County Public Library" (without quotes). Also enter in your barcode and PIN numbers.
- Select the Catalogue tab, and in the Catalogue Host field, type "http://findit.dekalblibrary.org" (without quotes). In the Library Web Page, type "http://www.dekalblibrary.org/" (again, without quotes).
- Click Save and then Update from the main menu and everything should work again.
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Harold Chu replied on 08 Jun 2009
@ DABLUEST. Thanks for figuring that out. I've updated Library Books 2.6b174 to use the settings you suggested.

DHOVLAND rated on 27 Oct 2013

[Version 3.23b31]



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Kihoalu rated on 01 Jan 2013

[Version 3.21b36]



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iPoopStore rated on 22 Feb 2012

[Version 3.15]


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Note: END OF SUPPORT NOTICE: I will stop supporting Library Books after 1 Feb 2014. Library Books is now a free download.

Library Books is an application for keeping track of the library books you have borrowed. It will work with libraries using most of the popular catalogue systems. Visit the Library Books website to see if your library is supported.


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