Comic Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track comics that you’ve loaned, who you’ve loaned them to and when they are due to be returned. The Loan Manager can also warn you when a comic on loan is overdue.


Loaning a comic

Loaning a comic from Comic Collector can be done in a few different ways:

1. Via the Loans menu.

  • Select the comic you wish to loan from your Main List
  • Click Loans > Loan Comic

2. Using the icon in your toolbar

  • Select the comic you wish to loan
  • Click the icon with the arrow (shown above)*

After selecting one of the methods above, a new screen will appear.

Here you can define who you are loaning the comic to as well as specifying the loan and due date.

If you accidentally set a return date, click Clear to remove it.

Once you’ve defined the date and the Loanee click OK and the comic will be placed into your Loan Manager.

The Loan Manager

The Loan Manager enables you to quickly see which comics are on loan, who they are on loan to and most importantly, which comics are overdue. You can also loan and return comics directly from here using your barcode scanner.

To access the Loan Manager click Loans > Manage Loans.

At the top you can see comics which are currently on loan.

Entries highlighted in red indicate that the comic is overdue.

Below the Current Loans you have your Loan History, this contains the history of all comics you’ve ever loaned, who to, and when they were returned.

Using a Barcode Scanner To Loan Comics

You can use your barcode scanner to quickly loan and return comics via the Loan Manager screen. Here’s how:

  • Click Loans > Loan Manager
  • Select ‘Loan a comic’

  • Define a Loanee and due date for the loan
  • Click in the barcode field then scan the comic’s barcode with your scanner
  • The comic will automatically be added to your current loans

Returning Comics

Returning comics is just as easy as putting them on loan. You can use the same menu or icons you used when loaning the comic.

1. Via the Loans menu

  • Select the comic you wish to return from your Main List
  • Click Loans > Return Comic

2. Using the Loan icon in your toolbar

  • Select the comic you wish to return from your Main List
  • Click the icon shown above to return the comic

3. Via the Loan Manager

  • Click ‘Return an comic’
  • Scan the barcode into the barcode field

  • You can also return comics by dragging them from the Current Loans to the Loan History.

Managing Loanees

During the process of loaning a comic you are asked to specify who it will be on loan to. When you do this, the name is automatically added to your ‘Loaned To’ list.

You can add details such as the loanee’s home address, telephone number and e-mail address. Here’s how:

  • Click Tools > Manage Pick Lists
  • Use the blue folder icon in the top left to locate the ‘Loaned To’ list
  • Click the + to create a new entry, or double click an existing one to edit
  • Here you can enter additional information about the loanee

Overdue loans

The new Loan Manager now has a built in notification system. If a comic on loan becomes overdue, a pop up appears when you start Comic Collector.

This warning will appear each time you start Comic Collector and you have an overdue loan. You can disable the warning by ticking the box ‘Don’t notify me…’. You can also toggle this warning in the Options.

  • Click Tools > Options > Loans (on macOS click Comic Collector > Preferences > Loan Management)
  • Here you can control whether or not you’ll be warned about overdue loans

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