CROSS Library 1.7 Single-User License (New customers need this item.)

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Library 1.7 Download (Single-User)

NEW CROSS LIBRARY CUSTOMERS, If you have never purchased CROSS Library for use in your library before, you need to purchase this product to obtain a license.  You will receive a download link and email with installation instructions along with 90-days free of our CROSS Library Subscription which includes software updates, technical support, and CROSS Library related internet services to help you get started.

NOTE:  Once you have purchased CROSS Library for your library, you do NOT need to purchase another license in order to get the latest updates–In this case, please click here to see the available options to renew your CROSS Library Subscription which provides you the installer containing all of the latest software updates, technical support, and access to internet-based services during your subscription period…


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CROSS Library 1.7 for Windows is our latest library software application.

Purchase of this item is required ONLY for first-time customers and includes 90 days of free technical support. (If you purchased CROSS Library in the past, you should purchase a CROSS Library Subscription in order to re-install of the available updates and provides both internet backup service and support. This subscription model helps us maintain and expand compatibility with our existing software and to expand features in the current products over time.)

The original version of CROSS Library was released in December 1994 followed by the Library 1.3 and Library 1.5 versions. CROSS released Library 1.7 in December 1997 and afterward transitioned to versioning by date. An abundant number of new features have been added in updates since then. See the most recent revisions and features added in this listing of the Latest Library 1.7 Update features.

Operating Systems

      • Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Vista / XP Pro / 2003 Server

Please read our detailed compatibility information at this link


Recommended system configuration

  • Windows Vista and later
    • 2 Gigabytes of RAM
    • 1 Gigabyte free on the hard drive
  • Windows XP Pro or earlier
    • 1 Gigabyte of RAM
    • 1 Gigabyte free on the hard drive

Minimum system configuration recommended:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10
    • 1 Gigabyte of RAM
    • 1 Gigabyte free on the hard drive
  • Windows XP Pro or earlier
    • 512 Megabytes of RAM
    • 1 Gigabyte free on the hard drive

Library 1.7 Supplies ~ Labels and Catalog Cards

See Our Online Store for details and prices or see a general product breakdown of some commonly used supplies below including some report samples to help you identify what is printed onto the supply item. The item descriptions link directly to the correct product in our online store.)

Some Things You Can Do With Library 1.7

  • Keep track of your loaned-out library items
    • Name of person to whom you loaned item
    • Date item was loaned out
  • For insurance and bookkeeping purposes, print a report (see sample) showing total value for each media type and a grand total
  • Print catalog cards (see samples) and spine labels
  • Use Library 1.7 as an online catalog to quickly locate a library book, video, file article, etc.
    • By using find in the field of your choice
    • By using search comparisons in any field(s)
    • By browsing by subject or other field
  • Use Library 1.7 as a research tool
  • Use the Comments field (up to 32,000 bytes of searchable data) to keep:
    • Data and labels for which no field exists
    • Miscellaneous data

Library 1.7 Reports

These predefined reports may be printed to reflect a selected field sort order and/or search criteria. The reports show the following fields:

  • All Data: All except Indexed Key Words/Phrases
  • Accession: Accesion #, Media Type, Title, Author, Publisher, Year, Cost
  • May serve double-duty as a shelf list by title when printed in title sort order (one line per record listing)
  • Bibliography with Summary (see sample report): Classification, Call, Author, Title, Summary, Copyright, Subject 1, Subject 2, Media Type, Accession #
  • Shelf List
    • Call # (Classification and Call Letters), Title, Author, Accession #
    • Call # sequence (one line per record listing)
  • By Title: Title, Classification, Author, Accession #
  • By Author: Author, Title, Classification, Subject 1, Subject 2
  • By Subject: Subject Title, Classification, Author, Accession #
  • By Classification: Classification, Title, Author, Subject 1, Subject 2
  • By Publisher: Publisher, Title, Author, Classification, Publisher Date, Copyright Year, Accession #
  • By Media Type: Media Type, Title, Author, Classification, Accession #
  • By Key Word/Phrase: Key Word/Phrase, Title, Author, Classification, Media Type, Accession #, and relative Index
  • By Cost: Cost, Title, Author, Media Type, Accession #
  • Library Value (see sample report): Media Type and grand totals, Title, Author, Classification, Accession #, Cost
  • Items Checked Out (sample): Title, Author, Accession #, Name of person checked out to, Date, Due, Days Past, Media Type
  • Items Overdue (sample): Title, Author, Media Type, Accession #, Checked Out To, Date, Days ~ Max., Due, Past Due
  • Subject List
    • 1-Column List
    • 2-Column List
  • Catalog Cards(see samples)
    • Subject1 Cards
    • Subject2 Cards
    • Title Cards
    • Author Cards
    • Shelf-List Cards
  • Labels for Spine, Pocket, and Borrower’s Card
    • Label sets (3 across) for Laser, Ink Jet, and Dot Matrix Printers
      • See “Alternate Label Formats” on our Library 1.7 Replacement Reports site
    • Individual Labels for Laser, Ink Jet, and Dot Matrix Printers
  • Labels for User’s Existing Catalog Cards(Note: Rare Usage – Limited Info – No Summary, etc.)
    • Subject, Title, and Author

Indexed Key Words/Phrases

With the Indexed Key Words/Phrases research feature you can list various types of media (books, videos, tapes, CD’s, etc.) and all the page numbers or track numbers where a key word or key phrase appears. This feature can be helpful as a research tool allowing you to document and search references to your most important information across all of your collection.

You can enter a book’s complete index (as shown in the screen print above) or only references that you might use. The key words and key phrases in the example above where entered directly from Larry Burkett’s book, “What Ever Happened To The American Dream.” When you click on the key phrase “American Dream” you can see that this key phrase is “defined” on pages 15, 23, and 27; “disappearing” on pages 13, 17, etc.

Here is one example of how a minister may use this feature in sermon research and preparation. While reading a book, he notes material connected to a Scripture verse which he would like to use in the future. He finds the book in Library 1.7 and enters the verse as a key phrase with the page number where it appears in the book as the index. He does this with other media as well. Later, while preparing a sermon in which he plans to use that Scripture verse, he chooses Reports by Key Word/Phrases and prints a helpful list of the books/media referring to that Scripture along with the page/track number where it appears.

Features of CROSS Library

  • Access 2.0 relational database (included)
  • Multiple files (sample file included)
  • Backup & Restore of Database to FlashDrive or other media (or folder)(details)
  • Optional Internet Backup & Restore of Database (details)
  • File Backup & Restore (diskettes, USB drives, etc.)
  • File-based user ID
  • Password security
  • Authority levels
    Edit data
    View with check out/in capability
    View with check out only capability
    View only
  • Auto-signon to a default user ID
    Allows administrator to override signon function so all users are automatically logged in with default authority
  • Switch User (fast sign-on authority level override)
  • Organizational name for reports (up to 60 bytes)
  • Drop-down selection lists
    Media types
    Subjects (“See also” cross-references)
    Title field (optional)
    Author field (optional)
    Classification field (optional)
  • Online catalog capabilities
    Stand-alone systems in search-only mode
    Versatile search engine
    Comparison criteria for each field
    Optional use of wild cards
    Set criteria for any field(s)
    View records in any field order
    Browse by subject or other field
    Optionally restrict to search criteria
    Powerful Find in any field
    Results list
    Basic and Advanced modes
    Administrator can pre-configure Find
    Optionally restrict to search criteria
    See complete listing of Find capabilities
  • Name and date check out (“F6”) or check in (“F5”)
    By staff only or all users
    Renew Check Out (“F7”)
    Checkout/Renewal Options:
    No Default Date
    Default Current Year Only
    Type Over Month and Day
    Type Over Day Only
    Type Over Complete Date
  • Set days due per media type
    Optional default or indefinite setting
  • Indexed key words or key phrases for research
    List book & page# where key phrase is located, or video & track #, etc.
  • View reports before printing to confirm search
  • Optionally select report printer
  • Print catalog cards and spine/circulation labels
    Use search to choose records to print
    Use individual accession# and/or range (10,13,15-20,25) to choose records
    Print in default order or current sort order
    Print labels in call number order
    Start printing labels at a designated label position
  • Export data from reports into various formats for other databases, word processors, etc.
  • Optional settings
    Check for duplicate title and author
    Check for duplicate classification
    Require data in classification field
  • Online Help
    Includes “Getting Started” help module (serves as an operational manual)
    Context sensitive help (press F1 key in any field, on any highlighted line, etc.)
  • Button, mode, and status bars

Reference notes:

The Internet Backup Service provides secure, off-site backup in case of fire or theft (stores database on CROSS servers) with the follwing benefits. Note: This feature is only provided under a current CROSS Library Subscription.

a) retains managed database backups (daily, two-day, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual backups) for superior data protection against most-common accidental data-loss scenarios including fire, equipment theft, accidental data deletion, hardware or software failure, etc.
b) provides faster, easier, and safer way to transfer data between Internet computers (church library to home and vice-versa)
c) is designed to provide maximum protection from data loss using improved Rebuild and Compress function AFTER Backup and Restore operations providing the regular maintenance Access databases need
This feature is only available under a valid technical support policy

The Backup to Disk Feature in CROSS Library:
a) Can be used to backup to USB or other media FlashDrives or Memory Sticks
b) Can store multiple backups (using different folders on a USB FlashDrive
c) Formats floppy diskettes the first time the media is used for backup (to ensure safe storage of data)
d) Handles multiple diskettes when backing up larger files (if necessary)
e) Provides an easy way to transfer data between non-networked computers

Data Entry Fields

What fields are provided for data entry in Library 1.7?

The list of fields provided in Library 1.7 are as follows:
Title (up to 60 bytes)
Author (up to 40 bytes)
Publisher (up to 50 bytes)
Drop-down selection list
Subject 1 (up to 50 bytes)
Drop-down selection list
Subject 2 (up to 50 bytes)
Drop-down selection list
Media Type (up to 50 bytes)
Drop-down selection list
Classification (20 bytes)
Dewey Decimal # or alphabetic
Call Letters (3 bytes – auto/changeable code)
For catalog cards call number (second line)
ISBN (up to 20 bytes)
LCCN (up to 15 bytes)
Checked Out (date plus up to 40 bytes)
Accession # (up to 99,999,999)
Cost/Value (up to $99,999,999)
Publication Date (10 bytes)
Copyright Year (4 bytes)
Key Words/Phrases (up to 25,000 bytes)
Comments (up to 32,000 bytes)
Collation (up to 120 bytes)
Summary (up to 180 bytes)

Data Import Services

We can convert and import your current data into the Library 1.7 format if you can send us your file in ASCII tab delimited or Access 2.0 format. Other formats may be acceptable. Before sending the file, please contact us via email. We will respond with information on how you may be able to avoid importing if you have smaller amounts of data and specific instructions on what to do if you need this service. After checking your data, we will give you an exact quote based on the charges below. Then, after receiving your confirmation to proceed, we will convert and import the data and email it back to you.

Standard data import charge:
$200 basic fee plus $.05 per record

Inconsistent data additional charge:
$35 per hour to modify and align inconsistent data fields and for special field handling

Note: If your data includes multiple spellings of the same Publishers, Subjects, or Media Types, you may combine them into one by using our “Combine” utility.  This is included in our most recent installers.

Frequently Asked Questions

For much more information about Library 1.7, please see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Additional information

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