Expand access to library spaces with LibCal's Spaces & Seats booking module.
Fully Featured Physical Space Booking Platform
LibCal provides individual QR codes for each space and seat. Patrons can simply scan the QR code on their mobile device or tablet and navigate directly to the designated booking page. This makes booking and checkin/checkout on mobile devices a breeze.
Users can find their perfect space based on capacity, accessibility options, available equipment, physical location, availability grid, etc. Define applicable attributes and availability for each space, making it easy for patrons to book the right space at the right time.
Combine the Space Booking module with our Interactive Mapping module so patrons can navigate the library spaces via interactive maps and see bookable rooms' availability in real time. With just a few clicks on the interactive map, patrons can find - and then book - their perfect space.
Flexible & Customizable for Many Use Cases
Features and tools that provide granular options for managing spaces and seats within your library.
- Customizable hours, booking limits, room capacity, booking forms, and more.
- Mediation capability for manually approving certain categories of spaces/seats.
- Enable patrons to borrow equipment when reserving a space.
- Create custom patron access permissions for different spaces.
- Charge for space rental with integrated online or in-person billing.
- Detailed statistics and analytics reports showing utilization rates and popularity of spaces.
Tablet & Smart Lock Integration for Self-Service Model
Make it easy for patrons to book desired spaces and use them without assistance from librarians.
- Dedicated webpages for each space & seat with descriptions, directions, images, and more.
- QR codes for each space & seat to facilitate on-the-spot booking.
- Display space and availability details on a tablet mounted at your bookable rooms.
- Automated confirmation, reminder, and booking expiration emails.
- Check in/check out for each space or seat reservation.
- Smart lock integration to unlock rooms when patrons check in for the booking.