Worldwide, PC Reservation® stands for the ultimate solution in public computer management. Offering unsurpassed versatility and the most intuitive public interface, PC Reservation is a turnkey solution for every library regardless of size or type.
Small Library Edition available. Fully integrated Print Management and self-service available.
Unreserved, walk up and use
If a PC is available the borrower can just login with their library card and pin and use
Advanced booking your next session for a future date
Next available PC
No waiting in a queue. Book the next available PC, guaranteed for your use
Staff Managed Bookings
Staff have full control over all PCs. Staff can book next available, book a specific PC, block book PCs or areas of PCs
Self Service Bookings
Web Based self service, book a PC in any library branch now or in the future
Book all PCs for use for a training course or school visit. Book a PC Area. Book a recurring reservation e.g. All Adult PCs, every Monday, for 2 hours at 10:00am.
Book Specific PCs
Book a specific PC, maybe for disbility access, or a PC with special hardware/software
Clear timer countdown with customised warnings of end of session
Integrated Print Management
Single login to both PC session and print management. Clear popup dialogue of print costs per print job
Lock my PC
Users can lock their PC session if they need to step away for a period. The session time continues to countdown while PC is locked
Staff can send messages to all users or individual PCs
The PC Reservation client is delivered with English, French and Spanish as standard with tools to implement other languages as needed.
Define library areas
Different session length by area, Express PCs, Long/Short Sessions, very flexible
Maximum availability of all PCs, users may use PCs for short sessions between bookings
Holidays, Closed days
Define holidays and closed days, library hours, session limits, power off PCs after library closing, allow short sessions, define grace period
Terms & Conditions
Users must accept library rules to start session.
Charge for PC use
Charge for PC use by the minute. Allow refunds or not. Deduct payment automatically from deposit account.
Out of service
Mark PCs as out of service to prevent bookings.
Live SIP authentication against LMS. LDAP and borrower import facilities.
Full reporting suite, activity by PC, by Area, by day-of-week. Summary statistics, central statistics.
Staff can view history of all sessions filtered by user-id, very useful for disputes
Report on no shows, sessions ended early, ended normally, ended by staff etc
Full access to SQL tables for specific customised reports
Deny users access to sessions by user-id or by library blocks
Customise interface with local branding
Define different session per area: Reference 1 hour, Express 15 minutes, Standard 1 hour, parameter driven by library
e.g. Book all PCs or an area for a training class every Monday at 10:00am
Auto power on/off
Save staff time by auto power on and auto power off 5 minutes after library closed.
Force log off
Staff can end sessions from staff interface on individual PC or all PCs
Self service bookings, web bookings, book for today or book future session