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CROSS Library Subscription (License included upon first purchase)

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CROSS Library Subscription (downloadable, installation and general support included during term)

Even if you have never purchased CROSS Library for use in your library before, you can get started with 1-year of the CROSS Library Subscription.  This includes all CROSS Library software updates, support, and CROSS Library related cloud (internet) services to help you get started.

This product has everything you need to get started in your library!

NOTE: Our optional Enhanced Windows Support includes our very helpful technical support on-call for non-technical users who may need help keeping Windows systems running efficiently.  We cover the gap when a local tech support person is too expensive or unavailable–We’d love to handle your computer support for you!
(See Enhanced Windows Support below for details on what we provide.)

CROSS Library Subscription

The CROSS Library Subscription includes cloud services, software updates, and support via phone, email, and remote desktop sessions for installation, configuration, and general support.

(Notes: Applicable sign-up fee displayed in cart. Coupons applied on checkout page.)

CROSS Library and CROSS Library Mint are BOTH our latest library software applications in 2020 depending on your computer details!  To make things easy, this CROSS Library Subscription covers BOTH regardless of your computer details!

NOTE: ALL systems running the latest version of CROSS Library ARE ABLE to connect to our new cloud system in 2020!  (If you currently have trouble with backup/restore in CROSS Library, this subscription and the latest software update is all you need to resolve the issue.  We have reached out to all customers with active CROSS Library Subscriptions in late 2019 and early 2020 to assist with these updates.  This note is to inform those who did not keep an active CROSS Library Subscription that we have resolved the issues and this subscription is what you need to apply the fix on your systems.  The next paragraph describes the situation we resolved.)

All installs of CROSS Library with a version earlier than November 26, 2019 need to be updated manually in order to use our new cloud backup system!  (Due to circumstances that were beyond our control in mid-2019, our legacy cloud system failed to function properly due to system security updates made by our hosting provider.  At that time, we were near completion of our NEW AND MUCH IMPROVED Linux-based cloud system into which we had already invested much time and capital.  We completed that transition as of November 26th, 2019.  All new installs of CROSS Library after that time use that new cloud system automatically.  We are providing assistance for anyone needing to update CROSS Library to complete this transition.  Call for assistance and we will help get it done for you.  You can verify your CROSS library version by right-clicking on your little ‘CROSS Library Helper’ icon in your system tray–the CROSS Library version information is shown on the bottom menu entry.

A bit of version information about our 2 CROSS Library versions:
a) CROSS Library Mint runs well on any of the following: 64-bit Windows 7-10 and Apple Mac OS X.  Purchasing a laptop system from us at this time is also a great idea since we pre-install the system onto Linux Mint 64-bit before we ship it to you making your life easy!
b) CROSS Library Legacy provides the BEST seamless application compatibility expected and runs on all 32-bit Windows systems from Windows XP Pro up through Windows 10 32-bit.  (We plan to maintain support for 32-bit Windows 7 and 10 systems as long as they run since the compatibility is 100%.  This saves you money in the long run and keeps things as simple as possible.  When you upgrade your Windows system to 64-bit, we will help transition you to the CROSS Library Mint option above.

New customers automatically receive a CROSS Library License via first purchase of the CROSS Library Subscription as described below.

(If you purchased CROSS Library in the past, you may renew your CROSS Library Subscription by purchasing it here. This subscription model helps us maintain and expand compatibility with our existing software and to expand features in the current products over time.)


CROSS Library continues to be updated!  CROSS Library Mint provides 64-bit compatibility.  An number of new features have been added in updates over the years with more planned. See the most recent revisions and features added in this listing of the Latest Library 1.7 Update features.  (We are continuing to develop our cloud-based web-services.  These will interface with CROSS Library so your application and web have access to the same data.  One benefit of this is that you do not need to install an application to use our services making it easier to get started!  If you wish to install CROSS Library on your system, you can do it at any time.)

Operating Systems Compatibility

      • (2018-2019) Windows 64-bit  (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista) -CROSS Library Mint
      • Windows 32-bit (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP Pro, 2008 Server, 2003 Server) -CROSS Library Legacy

Please read our detailed compatibility information at this link


Recommended system configuration

  • Windows Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • System with Virtualization functions enabled in UEFI / BIOS settings
    • 8 Gigabyte of RAM
    • 64 Gigabyte free on the hard drive
    • 500GB SSD highly recommended at today’s pricing for best long-term performance and satisfaction
  • 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:

  • Windows Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • System with Virtualization functions enabled in UEFI / BIOS settings
    • 4 Gigabyte of RAM
    • 16 Gigabyte free on the hard drive
  • 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.)


    • For Dot Matrix (pin-fed) printers
      • Continuous label sets – 1 spine and 2 circulation (borrower’s and pocket cards) – (call to order)
      • Continuous catalog cards ~ 3″ x 5″ – (call to order)

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

Legacy (Direct Install Only) 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) Provides an easy way to transfer data between non-networked computers
d) Provides legacy support for floppy backups including multiple floppy diskettes, if necessary.

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 a common format such as Excel, ASCII tab-delimited, Access or Base database formats. 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:
$45 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).


Enhanced Windows Support (optional)

We cover the gap when a local tech support person is too expensive or unavailable!  We would love to handle your computer support for you!

What CROSS Systems, Inc. can provide:

-Windows Security Configuration
(We tighten your security to reduce attacks on your computer.)

-Windows Tuning and optimization
(We reduce running tasks and optimize your system to keep it running smoothly.)

-Windows and system upgrade consultations
(We provide advice when you need to upgrade things like your storage or RAM for best performance!)

-Windows updates and upgrades
(There is no need to struggle with Windows alone!  We check your Windows Updates on a per-call basis to help you remain up-to-date especially useful when Windows Update is not upgrading automatically or when it refuses to cooperate.)

Let us help you keep your system running well by selecting the Enhanced Windows Support option above to indicate you would like us to help you keep your Windows system running well!

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