Floor Plans provide an effective way for the library manager to "show" students and teachers where books and other resources are located on the shelves in your library. You can create one or multiple floor plans to match your geographical and/or geospatial collection distribution, including throughout multi-level libraries.


What Is A Floor Plan Planning


A floor plan is a diagram that closely represents or mimics the overall layout of your library and how your collection of resources are distributed on the shelves, in drawers, and throughout the available space. When preparing and mapping your floor plan, as well as focusing on your shelf layout also consider including non-shelf spaces such as catalogue search locations, displays, services desks, and study areas to assist students with orientation generally.


Main Steps To Create A Floor Plan


Go to: Configure > Library > Floor Plans


There are a number of steps to follow when creating and maintaining a floor plan:

  1. Sketch on paper the shape of the floor and the location of all shelves. Note: A floor plan is a map for guiding students to books, so it is critical that the number and location of shelves and other non-shelf spaces are accurately represented in your design.
  2. - reproduce your sketch using graphical design software.
  3. - create a new floor plan.
  4. - select and edit an existing floor plan.
  5. - edit the floor plan currently displaying in the editor.
  6. - show the floor plan. Note: Shows the floor plan in search results.
  7. - hide the floor plan. Note: Hides the floor plan in search results.
  8. - use ISBN or barcode to quickly locate a book on the displayed plan.
  9. - up to 10 versions of each floor plan are retained. Note: You can revert to a retained earlier version of a floor plan if required.
  10. - set colour preferences for your floor plan.


Editing A Floor Plan


Infiniti has an embedded third party vector graphics editor called Method Draw. A library manager with experience with a suitable vector graphics editor can:

  • create simple maps directly in this editor, or
  • upload a map created in a professional tool like Inkscape, or
  • upload a map created in a professional tool like Adobe Illustrator, or
  • upload an existing floor plan supplied by the school.


- follow these instructions to create your floor plan. Note: Regardless of the graphics editor used, follow the instructions on this page when uploading your SVG file.


Linking Resources To A Plan

  1. - open linking tool
    1. Site - choose library site
    2. Section - choose library section
    3. Start Call Range
      1. Classification - of first item in the space
      2. Main Entry - of first item in the space
    4. End Call Range
      1. Classification - of last item in the space
      2. Main Entry - of last item in the space
  2. Close.
  3. Save to Infiniti.