When we discussed the calendaring needs with our clients, they all told us: managing hours, events, and calendars is a pain... So we built just the right amount of features to make it easy for libraries to get stuff done and enable patrons to view calendars, booking, and event information online. Everything in LibCal is point-and-click, and no special training or tech knowledge is required in order to manage the system.
Build public calendars of programs, classes, presentations, and more — or internal calendars for staff use only.
Assign one or more custom categories to events to display or find events by type, audience, or purpose.
Enable event registration when you need it, with forms that you create and customize to gather the data you need for each event.
Limit the number of registrants and enable waiting lists so if one person cancels the next one on the list gets automatically registered.
Place full/mini calendars or links to upcoming events in LibGuides - or on any websites where users will see them.
Gather detailed statistics on all aspects of events, including registrations, actual attendance, and more.
LibCal’s sophisticated and flexible registration option lets you keep track of and communicate with everyone who’s attending your events. You choose, for each event, whether to require registration or not.
Check off the “Registration required” box and you can:
Limit the number of people who can sign up.
Customize the registration form to collect whatever information you need.
Set closing times for registration before each event.
Enable a waiting list if the limit is reached. (If one person cancels, the next person on the list gets automatically registered and notified.)
Email all registrants — before or after the event. (e.g. send pre-session instructions, post-session follow-ups, or links to a feedback survey.)
Sample LibCal Event Registration Form
LibCal’s My Scheduler feature allows your community to connect with your librarians and schedule in-person appointments. You get the ease of scheduling an appointment at their convenience combined with the benefit of an in-person consultation with information experts. What could be better?