We use Springshare's LibCal tool to manage our study room reservations. It
has a pretty powerful backend that allows you have all sorts of settings
with regards to room usage and space management.
What we didn't like about LibCal was the default front-end, so we created
our own using the API supplied by Springshare. This gives us the power of
the back-end while delivering a completely different experience to our
users. We presented on this at Code4Lib this year as a poster and at Design
Our slides for D4D can be found here -
Please reach out if you'd like a demo or have any questions.
On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 8:08 AM Schurr, Andrea <[log in to unmask]>
> For the last 7 years, our library has used Booked Scheduler<
> https://www.bookedscheduler.com/> to manage reservations for our ~40
> study rooms and specialty equipment. I have performed a fair amount of
> code and database customization to meet the needs of our staff and users
> including integrating Booked with our campus cardswipe system to provide
> real-time room access. Booked has served us well, but, due to their new
> licensing model, we have decided to investigate and implement a new
> solution. We will be exploring whether EMS (our campus-wide reservation
> system) or Alma (our ILS) might meet our needs but want to look at other
> options as well.
> Does your library use a room reservation system that you would recommend?
> How customizable is the interface and functionality? What are your
> favorite features and what issues/concerns have you encountered?
> Thank you so much for your thoughts and input!
> Andrea Schurr
> Digital Development Librarian & Professor
> UTC Library, Dept. 6456
> University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
> Phone: 423-425-1371
> Email: [log in to unmask]
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