introducing m5

M5 library automation


Built with librarians, for librarians.

m5 preview

A new look, new functionality, and a new underlying, web-friendly software architecture. All with Mandarin's traditionally renowned customer service and conscientiousness about library budgets.

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  • Add, copy, edit & delete records
  • Simple & advanced editors
  • Pre-Configured and customizable templates
  • Picture Manager
  • MARC Records Import and Export
  • Print records or list of records
  • Authority Control (optional)
  • Textbook Module (optional)
  • Equipment database



  • Circulation Calendar
  • Fine Calculation
  • Quick Return
  • In-House Circulation
  • Self Check-in and Check-out
  • Item and Patron History and status
  • Booking and Holds
  • Circulation Reports


inventory & reports


  • Conduct Full or Partial Inventory
  • Create Custom Reports 
  • Email Sent when Report is Ready with Link to PDF


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