NewGenLib on Android – Your users can now access library from their Mobiles

Dear Patron:
Greetings from NewGenLib Open Source.
We are happy to tell you that version 3.0.3 Update 5 released on 26th April 2012 has Android Capability. It means that your users can now access library from their Android mobile phones and tablets. We would like to introduce to you Carbon – The NewGenLib Open Source Android App.

What facilities can my users access from their mobile devices?
The capabilities of Carbon are
1. Search the library catalogue and view their real-time availability
2. Login into system using their registered Email Id or their user id
3. Reservations
4. Request for Check-out: This is a new feature added from this update. If an item is available in the library, the user can request to hold an item for 4 hours (Customizable from General Setup Parameters) from his mobile. This item can be checked out by the user when he/she visits the library
5. My Check-outs: View the list of all the items currently held by the user
6. Renewals: Renew the checked-out items
7. My Transaction History
8. My Reservations: List of user’s current reservations and their status
9. Cancel Reservations: Users can cancel their reservations
10. My Requests for Check-out (Please see Point 4 for details)
11. Cancel a Request for Check-out
12. New Arrivals

Devices supported
All devices running on Android 2.1 or above are supported. This means that all the famous Android phones/tablets like Samsumg Galaxy, Aakash 1 &2 are supported. Approximately 1,272 Android makes are supported.

How much does it cost?
Carbon is absolutely free and it is honestly open source under GNU GPL license. The code of Carbon is hosted at

How do I enable this facility in NewGenLib?
This facility comes by default from version 3.0.3 Update 5. Hence you need not do any additional installation.

How do users install Carbon on their Android Phones?
We have hosted Carbon – NGL Open Source on Android Market Place (Google Play). Your users can install the Application from the market place. However we have provided a link on your OPAC also. Users can click on this link to get the instructions and application link emailed to their mail box.

Install NewGenLib Open Source Integrated Library System
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And instructions for installations are available at

Upgrade your older version(3.0.3 U1,U2,U3,U4) of NewGenLib to latest update
Download the upgrade from
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Upgrade your older version(2.X) of NewGenLib to latest update
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Get help from us
NewGenLib Team is awaiting for your call to help you. Get help from us, there are no obligations and no conditions whatsoever.
For any assistance in Installation or upgrade contact us at
Telephone: +91 741 678 3719,+91 741 678 2119, +91 402 771 9161,+91 402 771 9162
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We will be looking forward to help you

Wishing you a Happy Library Management

NewGenLib Open Source Team


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