Last year our church was given a very large gift to benefit our library. Our library board elected to move the library to the main floor to make it more visible and to increase circulation. Now I need your expert help. How do you figure out how much shelving you need? I have emailed three different library supply stores for help but I asking you as well.
When you made large purchases which company did you use? We are replacing all of our furnishings as far as table , chair, and circulation desk. The new space will be 1085 square feet. Our collection is a little over 5000 pieces, currently we have 610 feet of shelving.
My next question is about software. What program do you use to manage your collection? I am seeking something very user friendly for our patrons and our volunteers. Do any of you work with the public library to any degree like inter-library loans etc? Right now we use Church Library Pro and I struggle with it. The support is via email and I work nights and weekends so I am finding it not to be all that it should be. Thank you all for your input in advance. There are so many choices it can be very overwhelming