Add Items

You will always be adding items into the library that you’re currently working in: This is indicated by the title. If you need to switch to another library, go to your home page, change your library, and go back to add items.

There are 3 ways to add items on the website.

For all types of items, UPC/ISBN does an immediate lookup and add. If you have a physical barcode scanner, you can place your cursor in the input box, and just start scanning each item. Otherwise, you can simply type the UPC/ISBN in the input box. This is the most accurate way to lookup an item. (Books only lookup using ISBN, using a UPC for books will often return incorrect information.)

Books published 2005 and later will have their barcodes match their ISBN, books prior to 2005 may not! Look in the inside cover for an ISBN barcode and/or number for older books. If none can be found, use the keyword search or manual entry.

Keywords let you search for items without needing the UPC/ISBN. You can look up items by titles, authors, actors, directors, keywords, band names, etc… This comes handy when you don’t have the UPC/ISBN available.

LCCN – You can lookup books using its LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number). There are specific ways to format these numbers, which don’t always match the format being shown in the book.

CSV Import

The CSV Import will take list of items in a csv file and import them. The only required column is an ISBN column (for books) or UPC (for all other types). The CSV importer will lookup an item using the ISBN/UPC number and import that data automatically. For detailed instructions view how to import a csv file.

Manual Entry

Manual Entry will allow you to create a completely custom entry. Antique books will not always be found, or sometimes a personal entry needs to be made. Manually entering is the way to create an entry that can’t be imported.

Additional meta-data fields are available when manually entering, such as:

  • OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)
  • LCCN (Library of Congress Control Number)
  • LCC (Library of Congress Classification) fields
  • Call Number (Can also be added when editing any item)

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