Automated PC Booking

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PC reservation software enables Patrons to book the next available PC or reserve computer time in advance from home, office, school, or within the library itself (typically simply using a web browser). Policy settings ensure the library retains full control over usage. In theory this software prevents libraries from having to police computers, providing better public service with reduced staff involvement.

These systems typically includes common features such as:

  1. Maximum Usage Enforcement
  2. Ability to Place Advance Reservations
  3. Station Availability summary views
  4. Walk-Up Booking
  5. Reservation Claiming Grace Periods
  6. Penalties for "No Show" Reservations
  7. Email Reminders of reservations
  8. Double-Booking Prevention