Library Room Booking

At Freeperiod we understand the importance of the School Library and the important role it plays in schools. For this reason we have integrated the needs of Libraries with our online room booking system from the very start. For example, Freeperiod enables Librarians to control who can book the Library and it’s resources. Some schools chose to allow only the Librarian to manage this space. It’s entirely up to the school.

Here are some reasons why we believe School Libraries are important and need to be part of the school’s online booking system;

  • :: Libraries are often an IT resource with many computers.
  • :: Libraries are often used for student study which requires administration
  • :: Libraries are often used to run school events.
  • :: Libraries are often used for meetings for teaching staff and governors.

Try Freeperiod for free now and simplify your Library’s management.

 

School Scheduling Software

Freeperiod is school scheduling software which allows you to manage your schools rooms and resources.

From experience we have found teaching staff tend to prefer labels rather than times in their schedules. Staff tend to think ‘Period 1′ before they think ’09:15’. It is a simple thing really but it can very much impact the readability of your schedule.

When you signup for Freeperiod we would encourage you to use labels rather than times.

Online Room Booking System

Every school should have a good online room booking system such as Freeperiod.

Ten years ago when I introduced Freeperiod I met with a small amount of resistance from some teaching staff. The grumblers tended to fall into two categories. The first group believed the good old ring binder in the staff room met all their requirements. Dispatching students to the staffroom for room availability was good for the student’s health.  The second group were the spreadsheet lovers. They created beautiful tables hidden somewhere on the school network. If only staff would leave their lovely sheets alone.

Ironically I recollect that the same individuals who seen no need for an online room booking system went on to become the biggest advocates of Freeperiod. I remember one occasion when there was a problem with the School’s Internet and Freeperiod was unavailable. “How can I work in these conditions”, one of the ex-grumblers said.

If your school does not have an online room booking system then either you are not managing your resources well or some poor individual is doing a lot of manual work. Give Freeperiod a try.

 

 

Online Room Booking Software

Freeperiod’s online room booking software is now used in the private sector as well as education.

Over the last ten years Freeperiod’s online room booking software has been used by primary and post-primary schools to help manage the rapid growth of IT resources. We have also delivered a bespoke version of our software to a local university. This university uses Freeperiod to manage rooms and resources in their UK and China campuses.

We were also happy to recently spin off a sister project of Freeperiod called Getbooking. Getbooking enables businesses outside of the education system to use our online room booking software. For example, Ritz Music in London use Getbooking to manage their very busy calendar of music lessons.

If you need online room booking software and are outside of the world of education drop us an email. We are always happy to discuss solutions.

 

 

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