The Ultimate Tool for Organizing your Classroom Library

Classroom Booksource - The Ultimate Tool for Organizing Your Classroom Library - The Reading Roundup

Classroom Booksource is a game changer for your classroom library organization! 


Do your students or colleagues borrow books from you but the books never seem to make it back? Do you buy duplicates of books because you don't remember what you already have or can't find books when you need them? I definitely struggled with these frustrations in the past, but Classroom Booksource has been extremely beneficial in helping me to organize my classroom library!


I want to show you some of the valuable features of Classroom Booksource to help you with your classroom library organization!


Teacher Tools on Classroom Booksource

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When you login to Classroom Booksource, you have the option to view it as a teacher or a student. I'll first show you the features for teachers.


Classroom Booksource dashboard for classroom library organization by The Reading Roundup
When teachers login, they will see this screen. I love that it allows me to quickly see how many books are checked out! If I click on the information, it will provide more details such as who has books checked out and which books they have.

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Classroom Booksource provides reports that allow you to see things such as the book distribution by reading level or the percentage of nonfiction versus fiction books in your library. This feature has been very beneficial in helping me identify the types of books I already have plenty of in my classroom library and which types I'm currently lacking.


Adding Books to your Classroom Library

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You can add books to your classroom library two ways: scanning the barcodes using the app or using the ISBN number. Most books will auto-populate with the cover image, title, author, and reading level. This is a HUGE time saver and extremely helpful with organization. There is an edit button and option to add a cover image if that information does not auto-populate. 

When finding a reading level, I love using Scholastic Book Wizard. You just type in the book you're looking for and one of the options it shows will be the guided reading level. There are some books that do not have it listed, but I've been able to find the reading level for 95% of my books so far.


Classroom Booksource book locations for classroom library organization by The Reading Roundup
Once you've added your books, you can further organize them under the tab titled: Book Quantities, Locations, and Conditions. This allows you to indicate the number of quantities of each book and the location. The quantity will automatically update if you scan each book separately or you can just select the option to add a book. It will assign a COPY ID of each individual copy, but I personally don't need to be that specific about labeling my books. Another option I haven't used is the ability to identify the condition of the book. These are both useful options to have, but just not necessary for me. 

You can also select where each book is located by setting up library locations. You can choose whatever locations work for your library. You can organize it by genre, topics, author, or however else you have your classroom library organized. Since I work with students in multiple grade levels, I simply organized mine by location on my bookshelf (shelf, bin). 
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Student Tools on Classroom Booksource

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Classroom Booksource makes it so easy for students to browse, loan, and return books! When students log in, they are first shown a screen to select their name. 


Classroom Booksource student login for classroom library organization by The Reading Roundup
They are then given an option to checkout or return books. When they choose to checkout books, they can easily browse or search through the books in your classroom library. If they click on the book,they can see additional information including the location. This makes it easier to find the actual book in your library. To check out the book, all they have to do is select the green Check Out Book box. 


When students return the book, they have the option to write a review and provide a rating. This is a great way for me to get a better idea of the types of books students are interested in so that I can recommend similar titles. 


Using the Classroom Booksource App

The Classroom Booksource APP has made it SUPER EASY to organize my classroom library. To add the books, you just simply scan the barcode and select add to library. That's it!

It is just as easy to check out books to students. You select their name, scan the book's barcode, and select checkout. Students can return the books to you just by scanning the barcode as well!


See Classroom Booksource in Action

I created a video that shows all of these features in action. Check it out below! 

What tools or strategies have you found beneficial in organizing your classroom library? Share them in the comments below!


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