1.8.1 Released: Define Your Own Tool Categories & More

Version 1.8.1 of Local Tools, our lending library management system has been released.  The biggest addition to this release is the ability to define and edit your own tool categories.  In Local Tools, items are managed in a hierarchy (e.g. Hand Tools vs. Power Tools), and in a previous release we allowed them to be categorized by “use” (e.g. Carpentry, Skiing for sporting good libraries, etc.).  The tool categories are now fully editable by organizations.

We’ve also added additional email receipts, including for account creation, adding/changing a membership, etc.  While there were only 15 or so new features, bug fixes and improvements, many of them are fairly significant (including a fix to stats and graphs).  For more information, or to sign up for a beta test, please contact us.

New Features

  • [LEND-350] – Email user on Tool Library account creation
  • [LEND-655] – Add ability to add/edit Tool categories


  • [LEND-598] – Add a preference for displaying “Card On File” into on the checkout page
  • [LEND-677] – Preference for tracking and displaying “Card on File”

Bugs Fixed

  • [LEND-433] – System allows removing Library Memberships that are in active use
  • [LEND-685] – Error when creating user, a library membership is paid for, and email transactions are enabled
  • [LEND-705] – Admin Stats show wrong value for total # of library items
  • [LEND-719] – Can’t save user info after editing
  • [LEND-720] – Check in/out by week graph always displays 0 for the first week
  • [LEND-721] – Stats page not working – no data shown for any graphs in some cases
  • [LEND-723] – Trying to edit tool categories leads to an error
  • [LEND-724] – Lending library items are not reindexed after category is edited
  • [LEND-725] – Reindexing failing after saving item type
  • [LEND-728] – Default membership fee created not set to reasonable default
  • [LEND-729] – Membership type messages should display name if available