Computer booking system

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This article is about systems for booking the use of a computer. For computerised systems for booking tickets etc, see Computer reservations system.

A computer booking system is a system whereby publicly accessible computers can be reserved for a period of time. These systems are commonly used in facilities such as public libraries to ensure equitable use of limited numbers of computers. Bookings may be done over the Internet or within the library itself using a web browser. Computer booking systems allow public service with reduced staff involvement.

Typically a computer booking system consists of both server and client software. There are both commercial and Open Source computer booking products on the market.

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