Introduction

Movie Collector’s Loan Manager allows you to track movies 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 movie on loan is overdue.

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Loaning a movie

Loaning a movie from Movie Collector can be done in a few different ways:

1. Via the Loans menu.

  • Select the movie you wish to loan from your Main List
  • Click Loans > Loan Movie

2. Using the icon in your toolbar

  • Select the movie 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 movie 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 movie will be placed into your Loan Manager.

The Loan Manager

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

To access the Loan Manager click Loans > Manage Loans.

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

Entries highlighted in red indicate that the movie is overdue.

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

Using a Barcode Scanner To Loan Movies

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

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

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

Returning Movies

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

1. Via the Loans menu

  • Select the movie you wish to return from your Main List
  • Click Loans > Return Movie

2. Using the Loan icon in your toolbar

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

3. Via the Loan Manager

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

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

Managing Loanees

During the process of loaning a movie 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 movie on loan becomes overdue, a pop up appears when you start Movie Collector.

This warning will appear each time you start Movie 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 Movie Collector > Preferences > Loan Management)
  • Here you can control whether or not you’ll be warned about overdue loans

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