Introduction

Books & Libraries, Amazon, Booking, Living, Booking & Reservations

BookLibrary is a powerful book extension. Book component provides a full-featured book library or book collection management environment on a Joomla-based website. Book manager allows you to manage large book libraries. Library manager can also be used to easily set up a book selling shop using Amazon if you want. With an Amazon Associates ID (as an Amazon affiliate) you can earn credits with book sales through Amazon, while Amazon takes care of the handling and shipping.

  • Favourite
  • Report

  • Full category and subcategory support
  • Full authors and books support
  • BookID for internal administration
  • Lend/Return management, with frontend lend request possibility
  • Possibility of frontend book reviews by users, reviews management in the backend
  • Built-in ebook support
  • Book information and covers retrieved from Amazon through ISBN or entered manually
  • Import and export options (CSV, XML, Full)
  • Remote files accessed through CURL for added security
  • English included, additonal language files can be downloaded from the website
  • Requires PHP5 with GD, CURL, XSL
  • MB_STRING (for 1.0.x only)
  • all popular media format
  • all popular ebooks file format attachment: epub, zip, pdf, fb2, txt, doc, ....
  • support audio and video with HTML5

This is the Basic version of BookLibrary, with limited functionality compared to the commercial Pro and Pro Shop versions. Those are available from the OrdaSoft Shop.

On the website you can find language files, manuals, support forums, additional modules and plugins.
Please see the included README for upgrade instructions from previous versions.

General Fixes in this version:
- Fixed rights: higher privilege assigned now includes lower privileges
- Fixed rights: admin can now select multiple groups
- Checks for SOAP, CURL, XSL, GD extension in the PHP installation
- Fixed error new book entry when [ebook support] is set to NO
- Fixed empty main category not showing up with only filled subcategories
- Category & Subcategory now show in Joomla pathway (breadcrumbs)
- Full language name shows in book description frontend (English instead of ENG)
- Category tree now shows subcategories in main list
- Dropdown boxes backend now default to "All Books" and "All Categories"
- Subcategories are shown clearer in dropdown boxes
- Added checks for empty BookID to [Book Manager]
- Added UTF-8 decoding for ISO character set DB (special characters)
- Improved CSV and XML import/export

New options in this version:
- Button [Add Review] with AJAX show-hide form in frontend
- Sorting improvements in [Book Manager]
- Pull in book details also with ISBN-13 (for ca, com, uk)
- Possibility to customize eBook download URL
- Administrator can add a direct link to an eBook
- Possibility to assign different folder icons to Categories
- MySQL BookLibrary tables import/export (easy backup and restore)
- Added explanations in [Import/Export Books] tabs
- Sample Data for starting users
- Added explanations and links to BookLibrary website

For more details about the extent of BookLibrary features see: http://ordasoft.com/Book-Library-Software-Joomla.html

Well Done



Posted on 08 June 2012
This is an excellent product.

Words can not describe how amazing this developer is.

Thank you!!!

It works



Posted on 07 April 2012
This extension works fine for me, but it is a little frustrating as a few things really slow me down when adding books.



On the whole I like the ext. Although there was no manual to be found, it was intuitive and I could begin adding books in a matter of minutes. The library is formatted ok and the front-end functionality works fine too.



My only quibbles are at the backend, trying to input books. I'm fetching data from amazon.co.uk, and it's not displayed correctly, e.g. sometimes the publisher is wrong, or date of publishing is wrong, or price is wrong. I gather though that these mistakes come from Amazon's end so no fault of the extension, but something to bear in mind when you have to manually alter every book you enter.



Secondly, when the price is fetched, I seem to sometimes get a marketplace price. Often this is a just a few pence, and the price is displayed front end as .15 GBP (for example) - which looks like 15 pounds, not 15p. I have to change all these manually too. It would be better if the extension formatted prices as prices not numbers, i.e with leading zero and two decimal places. A price of 20p is displayed as .2 GBP.



Another annoying point is that books are automatically unpublished when saved - you can't select "publish" when entering the book info. Just another step but when you've got a lot of books it's time consuming.



My work flow is going like this: Add new book- copy/paste ISBN and give my own ID (should be auto if not filled in, imo), select category (should be auto-selected if previously filtered imo), select fetch from amazon.co.uk - SAVE (closes form- need an APPLY button). Re-open form to view fetched data, change to "on my own" for fetching data, correct mistakes (see above), SAVE (again), Click on publish. As far as I can see it would save a lot of time if I could hit APPLY to fetch the data without closing the form, and if I could also select "publish" from the form, or even better configure the ext so that it defaults to "publish".



Having said all that, it is free after all and just what I'm after in terms of frontend.
Owner's reply: Hello,

First of all on ordasoft.com - exist forum - where to you may write about any errors and ask questions.

Bad why you show to us error from Amzon.com? We can't give warranty about correct data what you take from amazon. Amazon.com - work as help for fill book details data.(Thanks for them - they do big work) If it bad for you you may not use it. If you see some error in book details - you always can self correct all.

About Book Price - Now you self may set any format as you wish. And as me seem that very important when human has possibility set any thing self.

We try create Book Library free version very useful with much features but any time you may buy Book Library pro version it has more features. And with that you wil lhelp to us add new features to next Book library version.

But yes Apply - may be will good features.

Thanks,
OrdaSoft team
I used this component for a lending library, and purchased the pro version because I wanted multiple categories. I was able to configure most of it to suit my client's requirements, but did need a couple of fields added in the lend request form, which the Ordasoft team took care of very promptly and effectively. Support was always first class. The ISBN feature is invaluable, instantly bringing in all the relevant information. My server does not provide the PHP YAZ extension, so I could only search Amazon (as in the Basic version) for old ISBNs. However googling, copying and pasting worked ok for the few I couldn't do automatically. I'm VERY happy with this extension, and my client is delighted! What I would like to see is a way for the client to review lend requests from the front end. Congratulations to the Ordasoft team for a great extension.
I used this extension for a site catering to ex-pats in Haikou, China. The software installed without a hitch and allows me to monitor the movement of books from person to person. I did not need to contact the developer for support, as I could find all the necessary information I needed to slightly modify the appearance of the extension to suit my site.



Very easy to deploy and use. Many thanks to the developer for this very useful extension.
Very good and useful component. It seems to be designed more for shop users, than for library users. For real libraries users an enhanced import/export for different bibliographic standars, more and custamizable fields, document types etc. are missing - but still this is the best Joomla component for Book Libraries/Shops available!



What I found expecially to notice, is the great support provided by the OrdaSoft Team, also for the non commercial version. Thank you.
I only just installed the component yesterday and had issues with it immediately it was in. I posted a message in the forum and got help much faster than I thought I would. Honestly, that impressed me and I rate the willingness to assist very highly. The only reason this is not a 5 star rating is because it's only been a day and although I don't have any issues with the component, I've not used it long enough and comprehensively enough to give it maximum points.



Still, I think it's great.
Excellent complement and very good support for the pro version.
After much searching the Ordasoft Book Library Pro component along with supporting modules is exactly what I needed and is money well spent. The support is first class and response time very quick. I had a few minor teething problems due to my joomla settings and they were sorted out very quickly. Thank you for a great component.

Good extension



Posted on 31 March 2011
I just added an ebook collection to my library website, and it has worked like a charm. My only problems with the modules and component so far are these:

1. There is a typo in the search module. It says "Autors" instead of "Authors", and I can't seem to find the bit of code to correct it.

2. I don't want my students to buy the books from Amazon, but I can't get rid of the "buy now" icon on each record.

Other than those two issues, I really like this extension. Thanks.
Nice idea.



The next I propos is done on it is working on the display layout but first of all remove the requirement for ISBN, as old books miss this, books doesn't even need to have it, the number may be wrong and you might want to list articles, pamphlets etc
Owner's reply: Sorry,

Look like you not check as this Book library software work.
You not checked ordasoft site forum.
Because other you will know: you may fill to book ISBN any number!
Also ISBN - very important in ours component - because with it help many users more simply can add Books details with help Amazon!
Also this software for Book collections !!!
Yes, you can use it for some thing other like articles, pamphlets. But Main aim -this software BOOKs, and for all books NOW ISBN very important !

Booklibrary Pro Shop



Posted on 23 November 2010
Very important componet for a library. I have tried a lot of solution but this one it's the best.

Compliment for the excellent support by the authors
BookLibrary is a great component with a limited, by design, function and that's to catalogue books.



For those reading, I bought the Pro version right away in order to take advantage of its features which are needed for the library I'm working on which has recently received a donation from a former priest and Bishop who has donated some 300 books to our small town church. Some very rare and old.



I had a problem where I needed to change the default BookID and sort from numberic and unique to alphanumberic and allowing for duplicatons as the classification for this purpose is the Dewey Decimal Classification (shelving) which allows for and encourages duplication. The site admin was both helpful and quick to respond once we overcame the problems that arise between native english speakers and those who aren't.



If you collect things other than books then JCollection is the choice but for books this is the best component I've seen for Joomla at any price. Well supported and well coded judging by it's performance.
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BookLibrary

Version:
4.0.31
Developer:
OrdaSoft
Last updated:
Dec 04 2018
Date added:
Dec 15 2007
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
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c m p
Compatibility:
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