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Getting Started / Next Steps

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Setting Abraquest Up

The setup process consists of:

  • Setting up System Options such as how many books a pupil can borrow at once
  • Entering years for your school
  • Entering class names for your school
  • Entering pupils
  • Cataloguing your books

To catalogue a book, you take a label, stick it on the book taking care not to cover up the ISBN, and use the barcode to scan both the ISBN from the book and the label. Abraquest then knows about this book. You repeat for every book in your library. You can optionally print out a coloured Dewey label from the system itself to put on the spine of the book, so that the book is identifiable by its Dewey classification from a distance. Wikipedia has more on the history on the Dewey Decimal Classification.

If this sounds complicated, rest assured you can still request a quotation for our staff coming out on site for a few days to help you with this process.

Once Abraquest is Operational

Once Abraquest is up and running, all you have to do is to Issue and Return books as and when necessary by selecting the pupil details and scanning the barcode on the book. Abraquest does the rest.

There are also other options such as book search, a book review feature and a comprehensive reports package to help you work out which books are the most popular, which are not being borrowed, and which pupils might need further help with their reading.

Also once a year, there is an automated Year End option that can be run to automatically move pupils up to the next school year, or assign them to the leavers list for future deletion.

For more detailed information on the Abraquest School Library software, please log into the Abraquest Customer Area - where you can download the latest Getting Started Guide, User Guide and 30 day Trial software. Don't worry if you are not a customer, there is no obligation, please feel free to register and use the resources there.

More Information

Would you like further information on Abraquest? We have some more information here online for you. Please feel free to contact us at any point.

Abraquest Demonstration Videos

Short of time? Learn the most about Abraquest in the shortest possible time. We have a number of demonstration videos on our Youtube channel.

Abraquest 30 Day Trial Software

Download the Abraquest 30 Day Trial software, which includes a demonstration database with thousands of records, showing you what your system will be capable of when its up and running (N.B. you need to register in the schools area to view this content).

Abraquest 30 Day Trial Getting Started Guide

This new guide takes you through step by step how to get through the demonstration database included with the 30 day trial. Alternatively you may like to watch the videos instead, or as well as. (N.B. you need to register in the schools area to view this content).

Abraquest Brochure (Jan 2017)

Abraquest Brochure summarising the features of Abraquest in PDF format for emailing / printing.

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Abraquest Documentation

Abraquest has full documentation including online help, a user guide and a getting started guide. All are available in the online schools area and the first two on the help menu in the top right hand corner of the Abraquest screen.

You should have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to view Abraquest documentation in PDF format.

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Download the 30 day Trial

30 day trial versions of Abraquest now available. No need to re-enter data if you decide to buy. See for yourself with no obligation!

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