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Has anyone every used Trello to create a library of books?

I would like to create a lending library, and a way to track the items on Trello. I'm looking for example boards.

For example, would it be best to have a list for each category, or for each level, or... ?

Thanks in advance!

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Feb 19, 2019

@Jennifer Yuen I can't find any examples of this, but a pretty simple setup would be:

1) One card per book, with a photo of the cover on the card and all data about the book (author, ISBN etc.) as custom fields or in the description

2) Labels indicate book categories, so that a book can be for example labelled as Fiction and Thriller

3) 5 lists Available, Loaned, Reserved, Lost and Damaged

4) When you put a book in Reserved, you add a due date for when the reservation will expire

5) When you put a book in Loaned you add a due date when it's due back

6) Record all the activity for a book (loans, reservations, damage, lost, fines etc.) in comments on each card

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