Learn how to give a group of users the same access privileges, by creating a user role and granting it access permissions to select books or categories.

First we will create a role, then chance the access permissions for that role.

Sample roles for your library

  • HOD, Teacher, TA, Student
  • HR, Project Manager, Staff
  • Students - Level 1, Students - Level 2, etc.

Create a Role

  1. Click on the Manage tab.
    The Manage screen will open.
  2. Click on Libraries in the left panel.
  3. Select your library from the drop-down menu in the top bar.
  4. Select User Roles from the Libraries menu in the left panel.
  5. Type in the name of the new role in the text box in the upper right corner.
  6. Click +Add user role.
    A confirmation window will appear. "User role added successfully."

Set Permissions

Now, we will select the books and categories that the new role can view.

  1. Click on the role's Permissions button.
    An Edit Permissions window will open.
    The books that the role has permissions to access are listed at the top of the window.
  2. If All is listed, then click on the red minus - button.
     You may return global access at any time, by returning to this window and clicking "Add global access over library".
  3. In the Book or Category text field, start typing in the name of the book or category that you want to give the user access to.
    A list of possible matches will appear. Select the ebook or category.
  4. Click Add.
    The new permissions will instantly appear in the list at the top of the window.
    You may add more books or categories now.
  5. Click Ok.

The changes will take place instantly.

Next Step

Assign a User Role