Latest Technology used in Library Management System

Library Management system is software which helps in maintaining records of all library items. A library management system is also known as automated library system which keeps track of every book issued, returned and added to library. Various types of modules are used in library management system for smooth functioning of the system.

“Our library automation software is available in two technologies: Barcode System and RFID System.”


Barcodes are used in libraries to label books, magazines, CD & DVDs. Each and every book and other items are assigned unique 12- digit barcodes. It contains all information about the product. In Library Management system, whenever a student return or issue a book the system fetch the Barcode number and we can make entry of book in computer systematically. Library Management system helps in systematic management of books.

Tools Used in Barcode System
  • Labels
  • Scanner
  • Printer
Benefits of using Barcode system are:
  • Improved inventory management
  • Faster check-in and check-out facility
  • Easy to sort books
  • Reduced staff workload
  • Increase accuracy and efficiency
  • Improve circulation capabilities.


Radio frequency identification (RFID) use electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to books. There are several ways of identifying tags but the most common is to store a serial number. The chip and antenna attached together are called an RFID tag. The RFID reader or scanner converts the RFID tag information into digital information which will further seen in computer and stored for future use.

Tools used in RFID
  • RFID Tag
  • RFID Reader
  • RFID Gate
  • RFID Cards
  • Self Issuing Kiosk
  • Drop Box
  • Handheld header
Benefits of RFID in LMS:
  • Scanning made easy with tags
  • Faster check-in and check-out facility
  • Easy to maintain inventory through wireless system
  • Increase accuracy and efficiency

The above information will help in understanding the new technologies used in Library Management Software.