Circulation module is transparently integrated with other TINREAD modules, including all procedures and functionality required to track the location of the item (monographs, serials, audio / video) and their circulation availability within an organization.

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Some of the important benefits of integration with other TinREAD modules are determined by the thoroughly comprehensive maintenance and also administrative process even you are using consortium, branch library system or single library facility.

The very efficient management system of borrower, item and location is detailed and can be setup very easy using the contextual matrices. The efficiency is revealed by the power of global changing which can be used by the librarian or by staff with administrative rights. All other librarians who are involved in circulation operations can easily have access to and manage usual parameters like closed dates, grace periods, renewal periods, “in transit” periods and can establish and edit library rules like defined periods for overdue notices lets say.

It is also important that here librarians can manage personal as well as departmental cost centers, which are integrated with all relevant modules which operate such specific tasks.

The 2.0 library concept is present in all TinREAD modules and Circulation Module is one of most important from this point of view together with WebOPAC Module. The active user involvement in Circulation Process is obtained through a combination of functionalities like self-reservation request from WebOPAC, online messaging with library staff through Virtual Information Desk functionality provided by TinREAD, option for self issues of items or option to display borrower and date of loan in WebOPAC.

The functional superiority of TinREAD Circulation Module is obtained through its flexible location structure that allow you to design a very complex policy, its complex validation rules system (each field can be checked against a validation rule [a regular expression defining the structure of the input string – user id, phone number, date of birth] and not to forget the complex but easy to use Circulation Policy Matrix which involve the combinations between entities: item, item class, transaction type, item current status, patron class, usage class, location.

Other functional superiority elements can be mentioned here in, like:
  • Ability to import borrower records from previous automation system or form organization personnel database
  • Accepts all types of numeric and alphanumeric barcodes and smart card data;
  • Main loans desk functions can be invoked in any module
  • Comprehensive financial management; conversion of overdue days to bills
  • Payments management: receipts or registering charges for later payment
  • Optional reservation fee, ability to handle partial fine payments, waive fines
  • Status reports reflecting real-time usage of collection
  • Inventory listing and in-house usage statistics
  • Ability to manipulate information with report generator
  • … and many other functionalities

The TinREAD Circulation Control system is ideal for any size or type of library. Many of the parameter facilities are optional and so control of circulation function can be as simple or as complex as required.

Inside the Circulation Module you can encounter many sub-modules each one with his specific flows/actions:
  • Registration (registering patron accounts and managing the records) which is linked with another sub-module: Web registration
  • Graduation
  • Quick cataloging
  • Entrance control and Loan workflow customization which is including: Checkout (Loan); Overnight loan; Check-in; Reshelf; Renew; Reserve; Holds; Overdue; Status; Batch processing
  • Violations & penalties which also include Penalties triggering customization
  • Fines and Payments management
  • History of transactions
  • Closed stack management
  • Inventory
  • Transit
  • Academic reserve
  • Offline circulation
  • Notices & receipts together with an advanced communication capabilities system linked with Virtual Information Desk functionality and SMS, e-mail and intern communication platform interlinked technology which, by the way, is including the integration with auto serving equipment too

Functionality of Circulation module depend on the purchased TINREAD package. A table of comparisions for the features is listed below.


Patron accounts management
Loan policies management
Penalties policies management
Communication policies management
payments management
Management statistici
Self servicng devices integration
Consortia integration