PC booking and session management
Optimise computer usage and increase accessibility with powerful functionalities.
Lorensbergs is an established technology provider and creator of online resource booking systems for libraries, universities and local authorities worldwide. Through our market-leading solutions netloan PC booking system and the connect2 online booking range, we offer you a wealth of benefits, from massive efficiency gains to great customer service.
Complete online booking and access management solution for resources and events in universities and colleges
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Just some of the things our customers say about us...
It’s a relationship that we are 100% positive about - how Lorensbergs have developed the product and also the way in which we’ve been supported throughout the central library project. Working with Lorensbergs is a partnership where both parties strive for the same thing which is offering a top quality service to customers.
Media Centre Manager,
University of Essex
We have implemented Connect2 only recently for both AV hires and Media Centre Equipment. The simple user-friendly GUI has enabled users to quickly pick-up the booking procedure and as a result has saved the service considerable staffing hours in managing the equipment and ensuring that equipment is available.
Assistant Library Manager,
Working with Lorensbergs as we changed PC booking system was brilliant. It’s been a very good relationship, very professional and always a quick response to any questions or service calls.
Before moving to Connect2 we issued AV equipment on our Library Management System and had an in-house booking system. Student study rooms were booked by staff through the Univerity's timetabling software. With Connect2 we no longer have coordination problems between our AV bookings or equipment issues. Students can now book their own rooms much more speedily and effectively and can see which room they are booking, get a reminder about their booking and check the facilities in the room. Huge improvement in the student experience and big savings in staff time.”
School of Arts and Cultures
As a growing department, keeping up with student and staff loan demands and managing room bookings over two systems was causing a large resource strain. Connect2 has very much helped with staff tasks and empowered students to look after their own bookings, as well as incentivise students to progress through inductions to gain access to higher end equipment. With a quick introduction, all users are up to speed and enjoying using the system.
Service Development Librarian,
Nottingham City Libraries
I can think of no other company in my 37 working years which it has been such a pleasure to work with. Your "can-do" attitude plus your extremely well-trained and knowledgeable staff have always been, and will continue to be, your best assets.
Information and Systems, Nottinghamshire County Council
The solution that was developed to enable libraries to offer public access to computers, including the use of Netloan, has proven so successful that it has been used as the default model for other parts of the council who need to provide computer access to members of the public
It is very quick and easy for our students to log on to connect2, spot the piece of equipment they want and book it. From a technicians point of view, seeing these bookings added to the online website in real time helps us to prepare equipment in advance and therefore allows us to speed up the transaction process when students come to collect their equipment from the loans office counter. From a management point of view using connect2 helps us to generate data including charts and tables that can be used to visually represent the service that we provide.
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Connect2 has helped our students to be more proactive in their equipment bookings, and has enabled them to complete briefs and projects, in a way that was impossible on our old 'custom built' system. The whole usage of the loans room is now transparent, with reduced queuing times, more equipment in rotation, and with the ability to book remotely and instantly. We feel the whole resource is now being maximised to its full potential, also helping staff to plan well in advance, and check the availability of kit at our most busy/peak times.
Netloan is, as ever a reliable system. It is probably the most reliable of all our systems; certainly the one that gives me the least headaches anyway.
Technical Support Officer,
The Glasgow School of Art
Connect2 gives us the ability to track equipment and run reports to justify new developments and purchases. Students and staff can book equipment from anywhere at anytime of the day. With connect2 we are able to tier access while providing transparency of all resources available to students and staff.