How to lend books without losing your mind: discover all methods

Methods for remembering who you have lent books to

Lending a book and remembering who has it

When you finish reading a book, what do you do? If you’re like most people, you probably lend it to a friend or family member. And then you forget who you lent it to. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are several ways to remember who you’ve lent books to, so you don’t lose your mind!

Smial's book loan alarm

With Smial, you also have the option of setting up an automatic reminder to remember what you are lending and to whom.

If your borrower doesn’t remember who lent them the book, simply scan the QR code to get all the information.

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The Sticky Note

One way to remember who you’ve lent books to is to write the person’s name and date on a sticky note or in your phone. This way, you will have a physical reminder of who you lent the book to and when.

This way, you can know who owns which book and when it is due back.

The excel spreadsheet

Another useful method is to create a Google sheet or an Excel document with the following information

  • the name of the book
  • person you lent it to
  • date you loaned it
  • date they are due to be returned

This way, you will always know who has your book and when it is due to be returned.

"Don't lend your books: no one ever returns them. The only books I have in my library are books I've been lent." Anatole France

The reminder in the phone

If you are really distracted, you can also set a reminder on your phone or computer to remind you when books are due. That way, you never have to worry about forgetting to return them again.

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